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Gender pay gap 2018

We looked at the gender pay gap from a new angle and found the market-wide gap to be much larger than expected.

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School background of trainee solicitors

How does school background affect your career in law?



Russell-Cooke - True Picture

A mix of commercial, charity and personal law work is on offer at South West London-based Russell-Cooke.

Becoming an energy lawyer


Becoming an energy lawyer

Energy and natural resources is a fast-changing sector. Interviewees at Vinson & Elkins tell us what lawyers working in this area do.

Pupillage Question Time


Pupillage application tips

On 4 December 2017 we attended the University of Law's 'Pupillage Application Question Time' to get some tips on pupillage applications.

Trainee retention 2017


Trainee retention 2017

How likely are you to be kept on as a qualified solicitor by a firm after completing a training contract there? This is the largest trainee retention survey of its kind and it attempts to answer that question.

Working outside London


Becoming a lawyer outside London

Once again, you cram yourself into the heaving rush-hour tube. Suddenly something hits you – is it a commuter's laptop? No, it's the realisation that London just might not be that great...

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Becoming a finance lawyer

Mayer Brown has a significant focus on finance in its London office. We asked lawyers at this global firm to tell us what working in finance law involves day to day.

Clydes - professional disputes


Professional and financial disputes

They're the lawyers who other lawyers (and accountants, auditors and others) turn to when their reputation is at stake. In this feature Clyde & Co's professional disputes lawyers share their experiences.

Freshfields trainees


Becoming a corporate lawyer: the view from Freshfields

If you don’t know your M from your A and scratch your head every time someone says ‘corporate law’, don’t sweat it. We’ve asked some of Freshfields’ transactional experts to explain what they do.

Innovation & technology


Technology, innovation and law firms

Lots of law firms talk about being 'innovative', but what does this actually mean? We invited Taylor Vinters to show us examples of law firm innovation, both in its business setup and in its tech.

Planning & environmental law


Planning and environmental law: the view from Landmark Chambers

Three barristers from Landmark Chambers explain what planning and environmental law is and give an insight into what's going on in these areas of law.

Royal Courts of Justice


Becoming a lawyer in litigation 

We interviewed some Jones Day litigators to learn how they're building their careers and how they spend their days.


Construction law


Construction law: the view from Keating Chambers (sponsored)

Barristers at Keating Chambers share their views on how to build you career in construction law and give advice on how to get into the field.


How to succeed on the LPC


How to succeed on the LPC

Doing the LPC or thinking of starting it next year? An LPC student shares their anonymous tips and advice on how to survive and thrive on the course.




The Solicitors Qualifying Examination

From 2020 there's going to be an entirely new way of qualifying as a solicitor replacing the GDL, LPC and training contract. If you're thinking 'SQE OMG!' – don't fear: here's a quick guide.


International arbitration


Arbitration: a beginner's guide

International arbitration is the less-understood sibling of litigation, but it's a very big deal indeed...


NRF - globe in hand


Globalisation and the law

Through the lens of multinational firm Norton Rose Fulbright we learn how to cut it as a lawyer in the globalised economy.