You’ve secured an interview with one of your target firms/chambers. Savour the moment! The recruitment process for law firms and barristers’ chambers is challenging and this is a great result. You’ve completed significant preparation to get to this stage. Build on this to successfully navigate the sort of questions you will be asked at interview. … More Legal interviews – prepare to succeed!
Securing a training contract (or vacation scheme) is highly competitive and you’re likely to be competing against hundreds, possibly thousands of other applicants. In April 2021, a recruiter at an international law firm said that they received 1600 applications for their vacation scheme with only 20 places available. Getting through to the next stage of the selection … More Vacation scheme and training contract applications
A covering letter is a business letter which you use as part of the application process to emphasise your motivation and suitability for specific opportunities. Your cover letter should accompany your CV (unless otherwise stated) and be tailored to the employer and job role based on your research. It provides relevant information which goes beyond … More Legal Cover Letters
After graduating from state school, I wanted to be a pilot in the Royal Air Force. My family had military roots and I’d previously spent six years in the RAF Cadets. I chose A Levels which I thought would suit this career, including Mathematics and Physics, rather than those I actually enjoyed. My lack of … More How not to be a lawyer – a career in lawtech
It’s application season and time to update your legal CV. Law firms and Barristers Chamber may ask for your CV in support of an online application; sometimes your CV is ‘The application’ (usually accompanied by a covering letter). Your CV sets out your suitability for the roles you are applying for and needs to provide … More Legal CVs – Top Tips