• Choosing a law firmBy Paul Harris, Co-founder & Director, AllAboutLaw

    The legal market is big, tough and very competitive. There are many levels and varieties of law firms running in the market today and with detailed research and a clear idea

  • Choosing the right law firmBy Billy Sexton and Becky Kells, Editors, AllAboutLaw.co.uk

    Training contract applications are stressful enough without the perpetual worry that you’ve chosen the ‘wrong’ firms to apply to. Perhaps you missed the law fair at your university or you only decided

  • City firm vs. Regional firmBy Sara Duxbury, Head of People, Fletchers Solicitors

    For many trainee solicitors starting out on a career in law, the list of priorities is shifting with many focusing on the quality of their experience rather than the size of

  • Continuing Competence - What you need to knowby Jack J Collins, Editor of AllAboutLaw.co.uk

    CPD Hours Scrapped In November 2016, the SRA scrapped the minimum 16 hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) per year, which it had implemented for many years, and replaced it with a

  • Finding your feet: the first month as a traineeBy Gemma Broughall, Trainee Solicitor, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

    When I learnt that I had been offered a training contract with Orrick my initial thoughts were of excitement and relief. At last I had overcome the major hurdle facing all

  • High street law firm: The work-life balanceWritten by James Woodhouse, Assistant Solicitor, Charles Lucas & Marshall

    Many law students are concerned about maintaining a work/life balance during their training contract. Law is widely acknowledged to be a demanding profession and many reports record that stress levels amongst lawyers

  • In-house training contractsBy Billy Sexton, Editor, AllAboutLaw.co.uk

    When on the hunt for a training contract, it’s not just the big name law firms you can consider. There are also in-house legal teams that offer law school graduates a

  • Magic Circle law firmsBy Simi Gupta, Law Student, University of Hertfordshire

    Almost every law student I know would jump at the chance to work for a Magic Circle law firm. What’s the attraction and what does the term ‘Magic Circle’ actually mean? The

  • Training contract application process explainedBy Jack Collins, Project Manager, AllAboutLaw.co.uk

    Getting a training contract is simple, right? Erm…not really! If you want to secure a training contract and become the next hotshot lawyer, you won’t simply be required to put together

  • Training contract application tipsBy Rachel Mock, Trainee Solicitor, Girlings Solicitors

    So you’ve decided you want to become a solicitor but where do you start with the application process? Training contract application form? The dreaded application forms, so many and so little time! One

  • Training Contract EligibilityBy Billy Sexton, Editor, AllAboutLaw.co.uk

    Training contract applications can be a lengthy and stressful process, so before you embark on such a journey, you should make sure you’re eligible to apply for a training contract in the

  • Training contract recruitment Code of ConductBy Billy Sexton, Editor, AllAboutLaw.co.uk

    What is the SRA Code of Conduct? Did you know that law firms play by the rules of a voluntary Code of Conduct put together by the folks at the Solicitors Regulation

  • Training contract seatsBy Becky Kells, Editor, AllAboutLaw.co.uk

    What Are Seats? If you're hoping to become a solicitor, you have most likely heard of training contracts by now - the two year placement that follows on from the LPC, and your

  • Types of law firm

    Even if you’ve got your heart set on becoming a solicitor, choosing the type of law firm you want to work for can be difficult. Factors you’ll need to weigh up

  • What happens after the training contract?by Charlotte Harrison, author of From Student to Solicitor: the Complete Guide to Securing a Training Contract

    While there’s no shortage of articles around which will help you understand exactly what’s going on during your training contract, there’s less information about the period after you’ve completed it. Whilst

  • What is a training contract?By Laura Noakes, Law Student, University of Hertfordshire

    Graduation seems a very long way a way when you first start university. Worrying about paying back the student loan, finding a job in the legal sector and actually earning a living

  • What's it like to work with international clients?By Anna Hirst, Trainee Solicitor, RPC

    Ah, the buzz of a top City law firm job: fast-paced work, great variety in your caseload and a top salary… and the international dimension is another juicy cherry on top!

  • When should I apply for a training contract?By Maudie Powell-Tuck, Editor, AllAboutLaw

    Timetables vary, depending on the type of firm you're aiming for. If you’re hankering after a career with a ‘big fish’, City firms and national firms tend to have their training contract deadlines on the 31