• Am I eligible for a training contract?By Billy Sexton

    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 first place! Check out the routes below to see where you fit in.

  • 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

    So you've secured your training contract, finished your LPC and your first day as a trainee is upon you. But how exactly do you make the most of that first stressful month at your firm? Gemma Broughall has been there, done that and got the training contract. We asked her to explain how to find your feet in those scary first days... 

  • 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 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 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: choosing a law firmBy Becky Kells, Editor, AllAboutLaw

    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. You’ll need to weigh up some deciding factors, as well as identifying the type of law firm you want to work at. Here, we go into a bit more detail about what you should be considering in your research of a law firm, as well as running through the various categories into which law firms can be classified.

  • Training-contract application process explainedBy Jack Collins

    The training-contract application process has a series of core stages. In order to get a training contract ahead of your competitors, you need to do everything right. Here are the seven stages to securing a training contract.

  • Training-contract interview processBecky Kells, Editor, AllAboutLaw

    Arriving at your training-contract interview is a huge milestone. You’ll have survived the application process, now all that remains is to impress the law firm’s recruitment team in person. Here’s your guide to surviving the training-contract interview process.

  • What are training-contract seats, and how should you choose them?By Becky Kells, Editor, AllAboutLaw.co.uk

    Ah, training-contract seats... a very big deal for anyone undertaking their two-year training contract. But what are they, how long is each seat and how should you choose them? 

  • What happens after the training contract?by Charlotte Harrison

    While there’s no shortage of articles around that 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. While some of it is bespoke to a particular firm, there’s some knowledge that can be applied to any aspiring solicitor.

  • What is a training contract?By Laura Noakes

    A training contract is your last hurdle before qualifying as a solicitor—and it's a big one. Before you start applying for opportunities, you'll need to make sure you know exactly what you're in for. Here, we explain exactly what a training contract is. 

  • 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

    With the academic year packed with exams, essay deadlines, work-experience opportunities and (hopefully) some downtime, it can be hard to figure out when to apply for your training contract. Here's everything you need to know to make sure you give yourself enough time and don't miss the key deadlines.