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The importance of networking – say yes to that lunch!

Hannah Leslie, trainee solicitor at Springfield Properties Plc, discusses the importance of networking when you’re a trainee.

Lawscot Foundation Charity team up for national award

The Lawscot Foundation has been nominated as the 'Most Innovative Development' in the 2018 Association Excellence Awards and our Careers and Outreach team nominated as 'Best Team’.

Top 7 tips for mentors

Experienced Law Society of Scotland mentors David Bryson and Christopher Morgan discuss their 7 top tips for mentors

The PEAT 2 review and how to make the most of yours

Eilidh Smith, a second year trainee at Brodies talks about the PEAT 2 review process and how to make the most of yours

What have I learned in four years? Where do I start...

John Brannigan, of Russells Gibson McCaffrey, explains why, after only four years in post, he's only too aware of how rewarding a career as a solicitor can be

Why you should consider the Brussels secondment: beer, chocolate and bureaucracy

Eugene McQuaid, a dual qualified lawyer, currently working as an EU Regulatory and Public Affairs Consultant in Brussels explains (from personal experience) why trainees and supervising solicitors should think seriously about the six month trainee secondment in Brussels.

On the road again - our local events for new trainees

Olivia Parker, Careers Development Officer, explains why we run roadshows for new first year trainees and why you should sign up (or encourage your trainees to sign up!) and come along.

Secondment Island

What can you learn about successful secondments from Love Island? A suprising amount, Callum O’Brien discovers. Callum is currently on secondment working in-house at Scottish Power.

Innovation in the law: what do students need to know?

Olivia Parker, Careers Development Officer at the Law Society of Scotland, discusses Legal Cheek's recent event for students hosted by Pinsent Masons, focusing on how innovation in technology is changing the face of the profession.

Exciting opportunity in Brussels for trainee solicitors

Our Brussels office is offering UK trainee solicitors a unique opportunity to undertake a six month secondment starting in September 2018.

The benefits of presenting skills

Our Careers Development Officer, Darren Kerr, talks about the value of good presentation skills and urges young professionals to take part in our upcoming event on presenting.

Five key lessons learned during my traineeship

Tim Taylor, a second year trainee solicitor at Hastings Legal discusses the five key things he has learned during the traineeship