training

Top Tips for Trainees – how to make the MOST of your solicitor training contract

You have done well and secured that elusive training contract. It’s your first career job and you have thrown yourself into it. You are currently reviewing a complex document that you don’t fully understand … yet have been asked to format it in a particular way, for no other reason than your supervisor likes it that way. As a solicitor, let me tell you – we’ve all been there! So … quick reminder why are you doing this? Continue reading…

Looking grey and feeling grey? What can the South East offer to cheer you up?!

You may be waking up and looking into the mirror to find a more weathered solicitor staring back at you than you did at the start of 2016?

It is completely understandable as individuals in the legal sector have had to ride many a wave in 2016; Brexit left uncertainty over job security, property specialists could only say the words ‘stamp’ and ‘duty’ for three straight months, available trainee and NQ positions were fewer than projected in years past, and there were plenty of mergers that have been equally exciting and concerning for all involved. Then there was KWM – what more could the normally stable and risk adverse legal community take?! After all that, I think many of us did need a few drinks over the Christmas and New Year period. Continue reading…

CV

“I need to move on… but I’m too busy to do my CV”

Sound familiar?

Let’s face it – sitting on a computer in your spare-time after spending the day on your computer at work is never going to be appealing, unless it’s Netflix or YouTube. Continue reading…