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BPP to offer free qualifications to its LPC grads without law jobs

BPP Law School is to take the unusual step of offering a free qualification worth up to £16,500 to any of its Legal Practice Course (LPC) graduates failing to secure a job in the legal sector within six months of graduating. The offer - which will...

02 May 2013 | 00:05 | secure

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The founder of new legal franchise brand Dynamo Legal is set to compete for a £250,000 investment in his business as one the contestants on the new series of the The Apprentice. Alex Mills is among 16 candidates competing to secure a business part...

01 May 2013 | 13:10 | secure

inner image Slaughters becomes first magic circle firm to announce 2013 pay increases

Slaughter and May has become the first magic circle firm to announce associate salary rates for 2013, confirming small increases in pay for junior lawyers across the board. The increases, which will take effect from 1 May, see the firm raise rates ...

30 Apr 2013 | 12:25 | secure

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Career Clinic: How can I keep my hand in with my career while raising children?

"Perhaps I am missing something here - but is it really necessary to take another one and a half to two years off before returning to the law? Lots of women return to the law after much shorter maternity breaks than this..."...

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Try consulting or training or even technical writing as and when you can fit it in, you don't have to mention how part time it was when you reapply for roles.

Posted By: Nicola on  08 May 2013 | 18:53

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Beating heart - British Heart Foundation GC on asking lawyers to work for free

Deborah Prince worked in private practice, at Tesco and Which? before heading the legal team at the British Heart Foundation. She talks to Grant Murgatroyd about her colourful career and why she isn't ...

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Top 10 CV tips for budding lawyers

I recently did a CV tips session at Reading University, and as a result have been reviewing around 20 CVs from the perspective of a future employer. Here are my top 10 CV tips: 1. Tell stories. Most...

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The path to oblivion - the events that brought Cobbetts' 175-year history to an abrupt end

On 6 December 2012, Cobbetts' managing partner Nick Carr released a confident statement about the firm's financial position, saying: "Our half-year results ensure we remain on target, and new client wins mean that trading predictions for the next six ...

  • 26 Apr 2013 | 00:00 | secure

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Out of reach? The controversies and compromises of raising admission standards to the Bar

After five years of reports, analysis and heated debate, the Bar Course Aptitude Test finally got the go-ahead this summer. JDG Chambers assesses its chances of success

  • 05 Oct 2012 | 00:00 | secure

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How do you shortlist the right law firm to apply for?

You've collected all the student guides; you have spoken to representatives at law fairs; you've collected countless branded pens. But what do you actually do with all this information and how do you choose which firms to apply to?

  • 20 Nov 2012 | 17:09 | secure

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