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Application Tips

Applying for an opportunity can be a bit of a nightmare. There might be hundreds of applications for a role, so how can you make your law application stand out? Have a look at our application tips to find out how to tick all the right boxes.

Applying for pupillage Written by Ekaterina Zelenova, Barrister

Pupillage application forms take a lot of time and effort. Very few chambers ask for a CV with a covering letter; a great deal of pupillage providers are part of the Pupillage Gateway, a centralised application system previously known as the...

How to deal with vacation scheme applications By Jennifer Overhaus, Former partner of a US law firm

While you may feel pressure to complete as many vacation scheme applications as possible, remember to focus on quality over quantity. Prior to beginning any application you should have thoroughly researched the firm in question—and I don’t mean...

Online applications & how to survive the training contract application process By James Lancaster, Associate Solicitor

Each year a typical corporate/commercial law firm will receive umpteen thousand applications for the handful or so of training contracts that they have on offer. The process is, in short, a vigorous whittling down exercise. Hopefully, this...

How to write a covering letter for work experience By Jack Collins, Project Manager, AllAboutLaw.co.uk

Virtually every employer will ask for “relevant work experience” as part of their candidate requirements. However, that creates another issue: how do you convince somebody to take you on for a week or two, with so many other students looking to...

How to write a covering letter for law By Jack Collins, Project Manager, AllAboutLaw.co.uk

A lot of job applications are now done online in fancy, new-fangled, digital application forms. However, many companies still favour the traditional CV and cover letter application combo. Whether it’s a speculative application, or one targeted...

Medical Negligence Law: how do I get into it? By Sara Duxbury, Head of People, Fletchers Solicitors

Medical negligence is widely considered to be one of the most competitive areas of law to enter. To get ahead of the crowd, aspiring lawyers considering a career in this field must demonstrate ability in various disciplines and an understanding...

Law references By Sofia Gymer, Editor, AllAboutLaw.co.uk

What is the difference between a referee and a reference? Basically, references are statements provided by referees; these are usually provided directly to the prospective employer. Who should I get to be my referee/s? Well, in a perfect world...

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