Career in Law-Blog

One of the most effective way to prepare for an interview is to analyse and understand what a prospective employer will be looking for from a paralegal. To get an accurate picture of this, you will be required to study the job spec in details, interviewer's profiles and conduct a through research about the firm. In this guide we are sharing our top tips what you will need to demonstrate in the interview to give you a very good chance to...
With the pupillage interview season well on the way, we thought it would be timely review some of the most common interview questions and share our tips and advice how to answer these questions. As with any other interview, it is not possible to prepare for every single question that may come up but preparing for a few questions from each core area as outlined below is highly recommended. Core areas: Application questions...
It is very hard to anticipate precisely the kind of questions that may come up in a law interview. However, you can be confident that ‘why corporate law’ question will come into play either or both in the application and interview process therefore preparing a compelling answer is not optional. Today we will look at this question in more details and share our top tips and advice how to prepare for it. Corporate and Law...
The route to a career in law is not limited to law graduates only. Non-law students are not disadvantaged in any shape or form when it comes to applying for a trainee role and in fact any graduate regardless of the degree subject can become a solicitor. Some skills gained through degrees such as engineering or computer science are in increase demand therefore being from a non-law background it could actually work to your advantage. So what is...
A career as a solicitor can be financially rewarding and intellectually challenging yet this career path may not be for everyone. In order to decide if this path is for you and more importantly to actually secure a career as a solicitor you will need to be able articulate why you want to become a solicitor. This is a question you will be asked in every interview be it for a training contract or even a vacation scheme but this question can be...
Working for a law firm does not necessarily have to be in capacity as a lawyer. Indeed like any other businesses, law firms have finance and other departments that are integral to the management of the firm. Legal finance professionals are no exception and their role is very important in managing the financial needs of a law firm. To become a legal cashier you are required to undertake related training to ensure compliance with SRA Accounts...
If you are looking to pursue a career in law, usually the first step in achieving this goal would be to obtain some form of legal work experience. By undertaking work experience not only you will give yourself a better chance to secure a legal role in the future but it will also help you determine if a career in law is actually for you. So how do you get legal work experience? Today we will be looking at different avenues that you can explore...
Interviews are the pivotal stage of a job application and determine whether or not you get the job. The outcome of the interview is very much dependent on pre-interview preparation that you carry out. To help you with the preparation, we will be sharing our top tips and advice on how to prepare for a paralegal interview specifically.  Research the firm As with any other interviews, you must thoroughly research the firm as this topic...
You have made it through the tough process of securing a vacation scheme, which you should be very proud of. These schemes are great way to see what is life like for a commercial lawyer and importantly more and more they are now classed as a direct route to a training contract interview. To make the most of your time at the firm and to give you the best chance of securing a training contract you should be well prepared for it. Today we will...
The process of obtaining a training contract is usually many up of multiple interview stages, which includes a face to face interview typically consisting of questions and answers. If you have made it to this stage this is a testament to the hard work you have put in and its important to maintain the momentum. One of the best way to prepare for an interview is to try and anticipate the likely questions that may come up. To help you on the way...
Whether you are currently applying for a job or searching for a new role at some point you will be required to submit a cover letter as part of the application. These letters have been around many years and they are here to stay for the foreseeable future. As such being able to draft a cover letter successfully is as important as ever. Today we will be focusing specifically on legal assistant cover letter 2019 and the core areas you must...
If you have secured a job interview with a law firm you have done very well and clearly you have set a good first impression not least because the competition for legal jobs are fiercer than ever. But the job does not stop there and the next step is the all important research before an interview. Whilst everyone have a different approach to researching there however a number of areas which you must cover and be prepared to discuss it at...