Becoming a lawyer in

Practice area insight from industry leaders.




Becoming an IP lawyer

Eternally curious? Life as an IP lawyer might just be for you. We interviewed lawyers at IP-expert Bristows to fine out more.

with Bristows





 Why is the legal profession shifting from practices to sectors?

Legal practice could once be sorted into neat divisions based on lawyers’ skills. Nowadays things are more complicated, with client needs calling for a more nuanced strategy.

with Clyde & Co



Becoming a litigation lawyer

Fancy yourself as a litigator? We interviewed lawyers at Latham & Watkins to get a better idea of the realities of litigation at a top City firm.

with Latham & Watkins



Becoming a lawyer in corporate tech and venture capital

Three expert lawyers from tech-focused firm Orrick explain what it’s like to act for exciting new companies seeking investment; collaborate with first-time founders and serial entrepreneurs; and taste tests cakes for a potential expansion of a baking platform…

with Orrick

Cap markets Davis Polk


Becoming a capital markets lawyer

Capital what now? Buying and selling debt or equity-backed securities is big business, which of course means work for lawyers. Over to the good folk of Davis Polk...

with Davis Polk

Sidley PE


Becoming a private equity lawyer

It’s the hottest trend in investment – but what does private equity mean for lawyers? We asked the team at Sidley Austin for their take.

with Sidley Austin



The intellectual challenges of becoming a lawyer: part one 

Two partners from global firm, Norton Rose Fulbright, give us their take on the intellectual intrigue of the profession and how to thrive in this competitive industry. 

  with Norton Rose Fulbright 




Working across borders

International work can be as thrilling as it is intense for trainee solicitors. We spoke to four trainees at Clyde & Co about what it takes to thrive in the exciting world of cross-border law.

with Clyde & Co