In 2021 the route to qualifying as a solicitor will change with the introduction of the new SQE exam. Under the new system you’ll need 4 things to qualify: a degree (any subject) or equivalent; pass stages 1 and 2 of the SQE: SQE1 focuses on legal knowledge; SQE2 on practical legal skills (SQE1 must … More The new Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) – Updated June 2020
If you don’t have a vacation scheme lined up for the summer, there are plenty of other ways to gain relevant experience and boost your legal CV. Of course, any legal experience is good experience, but depending on where you see yourself ending up, you might also think about gaining business experience and/or sector relevant … More A vacation without a vacation scheme?
I once asked a family friend what the secret to her long and happy marriage was. Her answer? “Shared values”. That’s all she said. She made it sound so achievable in its simplicity…. So, is that really the secret to every successful long-term relationship, marriage or otherwise? It certainly seems that most law firms agree … More Aligning Yourself to the Firm in Applications and Interviews
Not all law students will go on to become professional lawyers. That’s no surprise. Law is a semi-vocational degree and nothing says that if you study law you need to become a solicitor or barrister. Law teaches you some really useful skills which should stand you in good stead in the job market, you just … More Studying law and not going to be a lawyer? What now?
It happens to all of us at some time or another. An exam doesn’t go to plan, it’s harder than expected, or we revised the wrong things, or we panic ourselves into a flat spin and don’t think straight. (I’m still holding a grudge about Property Law!) It’s easy to feel desperate afterwards but here … More Exam catastrophe?