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in Careers Advice, Job Applications, Training Contracts, Pupillage and Work Experience

Tips for getting the most out of Vacation Placements in Law Firms

5 top tips for getting the most out of your vacation scheme with a solicitors’ firm If you have any additional suggestions, please email them across! 1. Make notes every day on everything you do – very useful for future application forms and also for remembering at interview. 2. Speak to as many people as…

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in Legal Profession, Training Contracts, Pupillage and Work Experience

What is the difference between contentious and non-contentious legal work?

Q: What is the difference between contentious and non-contentious legal work? A: Contentious legal work relates to legal matters that take place between two or more parties, such as a court hearing or a tribunal hearing to resolve a dispute. Non-contentious legal work relates to transactions occuring between one or more parties, such as the…

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in Changing Jobs, Legal Profession, Staying in Your Job, Training Contracts, Pupillage and Work Experience

How to Dramatically Improve your Legal Career Prospects

This article is divided into three sections. The first is for law students, the second is for graduates and the third is for qualified lawyers, solicitors and legal staff. How do I Dramatically Improve my Legal Career Prospects? We often get asked this question and people are often expecting an easy answer. It depends on…

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in Changing Jobs, Interviews, Newly Qualified Solicitors, Training Contracts, Pupillage and Work Experience

An interview with Jonathan Fagan, Solicitor, Legal Recruitment Consultant and Career Coach

Q          Why do you offer career coaching to lawyers and law students? Good question!  Together with 3 other lawyers I set up Ten Percent Legal Recruitment back in April 2000. Within a few months we were being bombarded with CVs from law students and graduates desperate for training contracts and work experience.  We obviously could…

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in Careers Advice, Training Contracts, Pupillage and Work Experience

How to Improve your Chances of Getting a Training Contract

We regularly get calls from graduates and paralegals wanting us to find them work or work experience and we give the same answer pretty much every time. You cannot phone recruitment agencies and expect them to find you meaningful employment if you do not have any experience and nothing to offer a potential employer. All…

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