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Commercial awareness: what is it and how do you develop it?

Anyone applying for training contracts at a commercial law firm will already be aware of the importance of demonstrating commercial awareness. While the basic skills most graduates require to begin a professional career, such as good communication or the ability to listen effectively are relatively easy to identify and demonstrate, commercial awareness can seem like a vague concept and therefore can appear daunting for an applicant to demonstrate. 500 more words


Placement Applications Made Easy

The month is upon us, and the top legal firms have now started recruiting for their Winter, Spring and Summer vacation schemes. This can be a worrying period for many as there are so many schemes one can apply for. 960 more words

Top tips for new trainees

The wait from receiving your offer letter to actually starting your training contract is a very long one, eventually the day will arrive and you will officially become a trainee solicitor. 641 more words


Shitting a Brick

Hi guys

I’m currently looking online for training contracts and I’m absolutely petrified. Everything is so complicated and competitive. I don’t think I am cut out for this. 75 more words


Why Law?

So the other day I decided to give training contract applications a go, just to practice and see what kind of questions they ask. I came across  “Why have you chosen a career in law?” with great difficulty. 498 more words

Why law as a career - answered.

Why law? Staple application question and, alas, a question you’ll doubtless ask yourself long into your legal career, albeit with more a “whyyy”… (jokes).

I enjoy my job but, as a law graduate, I was considering a career in law because: (i) everyone else was; (ii) I’d heard it was a lucrative career (“$olicitor” – you get me) and; (iii) it meant my degree was, to some extent, vocational. 702 more words

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Killin' Apps


In a similar vein to “the eight pillars of truth”, this post deals with the more general aspects of writing applications. My focus here is on question-based apps; there are further elements to consider if you wanna tackle legal covering letters. 452 more words

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