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
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
This summer I completed a three-week legal internship at a Spanish law firm in Barcelona. My ideal choice was to work in an English law firm in London and complete a vacation scheme there, but things turned out differently. I was having a difficult time finding a summer legal internship in the UK. I had … More Finding Legal Experience – third time lucky