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  • 7 qualities every good lawyer should haveSofia Gymer, Editor, AllAboutLaw.co.uk

  • Are you suited to a career in law?Coventry University Careers Centre

  • Best Routes into LawBilly Sexton, Editor, AllAboutLaw.co.uk

  • Beyond the Basics: Advanced Techniques in Contract Review for Law Students and TraineesNandini Jadeja

    With the legal landscape becoming more competitive than ever before, there is an increasingly high demand for skills that can set law students and trainees apart in their careers. One of these skills is advanced contract review, which this article aims to unpack. By taking you through the steps, you can explore and practise these advanced techniques and be one step ahead in your legal career. 

  • Breaking Down Contracts: A Step-by-Step Approach to Skillful Review for Aspiring SolicitorsElizabeth Beasley

    Contracts, the backbone of legal transactions, are intricate documents that demand meticulous examination. For aspiring solicitors, the ability to skillfully review contracts is a cornerstone of success in the legal profession. This article unveils a comprehensive, step-by-step approach to empower aspiring solicitors in navigating the complexities of contract review.

     

    Contract review is a critical facet of legal practice, requiring a nuanced understanding of legal language, terms, and clauses. It is akin to decoding a puzzle, where each piece contributes to the overall picture. Aspiring solicitors must recognize the significance of this skill in ensuring the legality, fairness, and precision of contractual agreements

  • Building a Network in Human Rights Law: Key Contacts and StrategiesGeorgia Purcell

    We’ve all had the importance of networking stressed to us time and time again – but what actually are the benefits? Networking is more than the act of exchanging business cards or establishing superficial connections. It is a fundamental element of career development and professional growth, particularly in the field of human rights law.

  • Can a lawyer become a billionaire?Zara Arif

    Many people pursue a career in law for the money and lifestyle that they believe it comes with. The career has been glamourised by TV shows such as Suits and Partner Track, while the news includes many stories about multi-million deals being worked on by law firms. But just how does this glitz and glamour filter down to individual lawyers? Can a lawyer become a billionaire?

  • Can a non-lawyer own a law firm in the UK?Claudia Chan

    It is easy to assume that only lawyers can own law firms. After all, the word ‘law’ suggests that law firms are for lawyers. However, this article sets out to dispel that assumption: non-lawyers ownership of firms in the UK is possible due to the Legal Services Act 2007.

  • Can a shy person be a lawyer?Robert Greene

    If your perception of life as a lawyer has been shaped by popular Netflix series or Hollywood movies, you would be forgiven for thinking that you must be larger-than-life to pursue a career as a lawyer. And whilst many lawyers are bold (and sometimes brash), not all lawyers are.

  • Can English solicitors act in Scotland?Francesca Evans

    Many people often assume that the requirements to qualify as a solicitor are the same across the UK. Here, we discuss how being a solicitor in Scotland differs from England but also how English solicitors are able to transfer their legal skills to qualify to act in Scotland.

  • Can I go into law with an English degree?Helena Kudiabor

    Although you may have thought that you need a law degree to be a lawyer, you can become a lawyer regardless of what you studied at undergraduate. English graduates have certain specific skills which make them attractive to the legal profession. Read on to learn more.

  • Can you become a lawyer by doing an online degree in the UK?Nandini Jadeja

    With busy lifestyles and a rise in the number of online educational options available, online degrees are becoming more and more popular. But can you become a lawyer with one? Here we break down online degrees in the legal world.

  • Contracts Uncovered: Common Pitfalls and Strategies for Aspiring SolicitorsGeorgia Purcell

    Where would solicitors be without contracts? Probably with a lot more free time! Contracts are the backbone of legal transactions, and as an aspiring solicitor, it’s almost guaranteed that you’ll find yourself face-to-face with an alarmingly large bundle of papers and a note to review them in a very short amount of time. Contracts can feel pretty scary, but we’re here to talk you through strategies for addressing them and guiding you around common pitfalls.

  • Demystifying Magic Circle Law Firms: Key Insights & Live Webinar Sign-upElizabeth Beesley

    The world of law is replete with prestigious firms, but few command the respect, influence, and global reach of the Magic Circle law firms. These are not your run-of-the-mill legal practices; they are the crème de la crème, renowned for their high-profile clients, unparalleled reputation, and worldwide impact. In this article, we aim to demystify the Magic Circle law firms, unveiling the rich history, culture, career opportunities, and challenges that define these legal giants.

  • Diverse Clientele, Diverse Experience: The High-Street Law AdvantageMegan Hornsby

     

    In the ever-evolving landscape of the legal profession, diversity is becoming more of a consideration within high-street firms. This article will delve into the opportunities presented by a high-street law firm and how the work is becoming more dynamic and diverse. 

  • Environmental Law Internships: Where to Look and How to Succeed Francesca Jackson

    For aspiring lawyers wanting to pursue careers in environmental advocacy, sustainability and conservation law, environmental law internships are a great way of gaining valuable hands-on experience, fostering professional growth, and contributing to the protection of the environment. This article explains where to look for these kinds of internships, and how to succeed in them.

  • From Classroom to Courtroom: Transitioning to a High-Street Law FirmMegan Hornsby

    The journey from academia to the dynamic world of high-street law firms is a great experience. This transition marks the bridge between theory and practice, requiring you to translate your legal knowledge into practical experience.

  • From Law Student to Human Rights Advocate: Mapping Your Career PathMegan Hornsby

    Embarking on the journey from law student to human rights advocate is a profound endeavour, one that demands strategic planning, unwavering commitment, and a deep understanding of the intricate interplay between law and social justice. Luckily, this article will provide practical tips to best prepare you for this journey.

  • How do I know what kind of lawyer I want to be?Jack Medforth

    If you think you’d like to be a lawyer, one of the first vital questions you have to ask yourself is what specific kind of lawyer you want to be. However, this question isn’t as simple as it might initially sound, and it can be even more complicated to figure out the answer. Here, we will outline the two types of lawyers, the broad areas in which they can practice, and some tips on deciding what kind of lawyer you want to be.

     

  • How do partners in a law firm make money?Claudia Chan

    A law firm ‘partner’ refers to a senior lawyer, usually an expert in their given field. There is no universal partnership model as such, the remuneration system may vary from firm to firm. The article will explain the different types of partners, explain the traditional law firm profit sharing formula and explore two alternative law firm distribution methods; and finally explain why this all matters.