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Training contract programme insight sessions with Cripps

27 February 2023

Join us online at one of our insight sessions to find out more about Cripps and our training contract programme. This year we will be running three insight sessions. Each …

End of the road for Womble Bond Dickinson merger talks with BDB Pitmans

02 February 2023

Merger talks between Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) and BDB Pitmans have been called off, the firms announced on Wednesday (1 February) in a joint statement. Talks of a combination first …

‘With economic downturn, the need to pull the trigger on claims intensifies’ – leading City litigators look at the key disputes trends for 2023

25 January 2023

‘Disputes arise when there is disruption, and it seems to me there’s just about every type of disruption at the moment.’ With this, Julian Copeman, a disputes partner at Herbert …

‘A super guy’: Cleary hires Travers Private Equity head Shawyer as City hiring spree continues

12 January 2023

Cleary Gottlieb has brought in Travers Smith’s respected head of private equity Ian Shawyer (pictured) well to strengthen its City practice, as the firm continues its recently redoubled strategy of …

Taylor Vinters Virtual Pop-Up Sessions

10 January 2023

Thinking about applying for a training contract at Taylor Vinters? Now you can book a 15-minute online session with a current trainee working at the firm to ask those all-important …

The Legal 500 Future Lawyers blog

Why I think every lawyer should learn a language

08 March 2023

There are over 7,000 languages spoken across the globe. Why, in an industry with communication and collaboration at its core, would you only want to speak one, asks Katie O’Brien, …

No Russell Group? No problem.

28 February 2023

Ben Follows, law student at the University of Leicester, challenges the rhetoric that the prestige of attending a Russell Group University trumps all else when it comes to job applications. …

The most diverse and inclusive law firms

15 February 2023

February is LGBT History month. So, in this week’s blog we look at the firms that topped the Future Lawyers diversity and inclusion charts this year. Each year we ask …

What is a solicitor apprenticeship?

09 February 2023

A solicitor apprenticeship is usually a six-year programme comprising a combination of on-the-job training and studying, at the end of which you will qualify as a solicitor. The idea behind …

What is the SQE and what does it entail?

31 January 2023

The Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE) was introduced in September 2021 to replace the old legal education system of undertaking the GDL and LPC. The SQE is split into two parts: …