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A career outside a big firm

Are you an LLB or DPLP student who's keen to find out about working in-house or for a high street firm? Our newest roadshow for students is bringing employers to you!

Why mentoring matters

David Bryson, an experienced mentor from our career and trainee CPD schemes, discusses our newest mentoring scheme for law students and trainees.

Prepare, plan and execute

Tim Taylor, a second year trainee solicitor at Hastings Legal reveals his top tips for effective time management to help avoid mental and physical burnout.

How to manage your time and caseloads effectively at Christmas

John Brannigan discusses the importance of effective time management on the lead up to and throughout a busy Christmas period.

Combining a career break before doing the Diploma

Simon Smith, mature student on a career break, discusses how he's taking the plunge and balancing the Diploma with a family.

Everything you need to know about applying for the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice

For LLB students thinking about taking the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice, there's a lot to consider. Make sure you know what support to look out for in early 2018 to help you navigate the decision-making process.

What to expect from your summer placement

Chris Miller discusses how to make the most of a vacation scheme and ensure you make a lasting, positive impression.

15 tips for getting a training contract

Rob Marrs, head of education at the Law Society of Scotland, explains some of the basic ways you can improve your chances of getting that elusive traineeship position.

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 March 2018.

What in-house taught me

Ayla Skene, Council member for new lawyers, explains what impact her time working in-house had on her career and skill set.

Why networking groups are important for your career

Tim Taylor, a second year trainee solicitor at Hastings Legal explains why widening your networks can benefit your career and why he set up Scottish Borders Young Professionals (SBYP).

What employers want from students at law fairs

Olivia Parker, our Careers Development Officer at the Law Society, discusses September's recent round of law fairs. What did students do well and what do employers wish they did better?