I asked this question of Craig Sharpe, Marketing Manager of Darlingtons lawyers based in London. Darlingtons is a relatively small law firm with big aspirations for future success. It’s easy to assume that all law firms want the package of skills the big firms talk about, but is this right? Here’s Craig to tell you.
A number of students will be doing Easter internships or vacation schemes. If that’s you, you’ll probably find that you’ll be given a temporary login and expected to send emails. Simple? Well, maybe not. Are you sure that you know how to appropriately word a professional email? It is different from emailing a mate!
So you’re getting to the end of your law degree and pondering what to do next and the solicitors’ profession beckons. You’re yet to secure a training contract but keen to continue your legal studies, so doing the LPC seems a logical option. How do you go about this?
I talk a lot about law being a semi-vocational degree. You don’t have to become a professional lawyer just because you’ve studied law. This is something that Kitty Harris from start-up BrighterBox is very well aware of. I asked her to share her thoughts with us. Over to Kitty…
It’s International Womens day. Do we need one of those? We certainly do! Are women still disadvantaged in the workplace? Without doubt. We earn less than men, struggle more to secure promotion and often find ourselves patronised or the victims of sexual abuse. What does this mean for those just embarking on a career?