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The destination is qualification

24 July 2018

I am in my thirties, the proud owner of a mortgage, and as much as I hate to admit it, it has taken  me far too long to qualify. 

Are you in a holding pattern with your career?

17 July 2018

Is hitting a plateau in your career a cause for complaint or complacency? It could be a reason for celebration.

From Professor McGonagall to Ally McBeal: breaking into law after 20 years of teaching

20 September 2017

I have just completed the LPC. It is demanding and expensive, so not something to undertake on a whim. I was seeking change and challenge in my professional life and felt that law would provide me with both. The blend of academic rigour and the practical element of responding to clients' needs was particularly attractive to me.

10 actionable productivity tips for legal professionals

18 April 2017

There’s one big thing that’s killing our ability to focus and give our work the attention it requires: digital distraction — the overwhelming bombardment of text messages, emails, pop-ups, news feeds, and updates from which it is almost impossible to hide.

Continuing competence: meeting requirements is easier than you think

01 March 2017

Four months into continuing competence, some firms are introducing draconian, bureaucratic processes to comply under the new regime. And that means they are unnecessarily making a rod for their own back, says Melissa Hardee.

New routes to qualification: How an apprentice can help your firm

08 February 2017

Three new apprenticeship schemes have opened up new routes into the legal profession. Jessie Barwick looks at the advantages for apprentices, firms and the legal profession.

Why do we celebrate Black History Month?

22 September 2016

In advance of Black History Month, Jerry Garvey and Barbara Whitehorne consider issues around diversity in the legal profession, and explain what the Law Society is doing to help.

Crack on with your career: legal apprenticeships

24 March 2016

Kayleigh Leonie asks whether the offer of a cheaper route into the profession is too good to be true.

International Women’s Day: Two legal sector views

08 March 2016

For International Women's Day, Julie Ashdown and Leah Glover outline their views on how the legal sector can progress gender parity and support women.

How to successfully progress your in-house career

02 March 2016

Robert Bourns considers different career paths taken by four in-house lawyers, and looks at what lessons can be learned from their experiences.

Why I became a social mobility ambassador

26 January 2016

Adele Edwin-Lamerton, social mobility ambassador for the Law Society, writes about her path into the law.

Raising awareness of youth justice

10 December 2015

Preetha Gopalan, an associate at Oslwang LLP, writes about her experience of working with young people to increase their understanding of the law.

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