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The number of students enrolled on the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) has risen to the highest figure since it replaced the Bar Vocational Course (BVC) began in 2011. But, BAME graduates who enrolled on the course from 2014 to 2018 were less likely to have commenced pupillage than those ...
Lawyer 2B's Student Attitude Survey
09/09/2015Today’s students want job satisfaction and they are prepared to work long and hard to get it, as our survey into student attitudes shows.
MERJE Markets – Sershen Ingram, our new Principal Consultant, talks us through launching our Lega...
02/03/2021We recently welcomed Sershen Ingram to the MERJE team. He brings with him a successful track record and a strong reputation operating across the in-house Legal market.
his article is an interview with a General Counsel sharing what inspires and motivates Ehsan while finding out more about his career and the issues currently affecting his role and our core markets in general.
Gender balance at Burges Salmon
19/06/2020We have a vibrant mix of talented individuals at Burges Salmon who stimulate innovation and ideas by sharing different perspectives, and it’s vital that our people feel they can be themselves at wor
Hays Specialist Recruitment discusses diversity in the workplace
Hays Specialist Recruitment discusses the continuing importance of creativity.
There is a perception that lawyers have to be strong, ruthless and powerful. But what happens when a traumatic event happens in your life? Ruth Fenton shares advice on dealing with going back to work.
If a lawyer is not partnership material it is in their and your firm’s best interests to make them aware of this, rather than dragging things out
Are you highly intelligent, analytical with a robust work ethic and excellent communication skills to boot? Fantastic, you have what it takes to be a great lawyer, but are you a successful lawyer?
The long read: Why your paralegals hate you
11/07/2016The paralegal is one of the most ill-defined jobs in the legal world.
Why do you want to be a barrister? A question that I stared at on an application form back in 2001.
You’re an English transactional lawyer at the outset of your career? Then I have a suggestion for you — even though I’m an American lawyer.
Building a better culture in law firms
15/02/2016Could there be a way to increase teamwork, good will, morale, skill sets, knowledge and even innovation in a law firm with one campaign?
How to break into the world of privacy law
28/01/2016Data protection and privacy law, once a geeky and niche area, has suddenly been thrust into the limelight.
Becoming a brand ambassador: is it worth it?
Life at the Bar: a letter to my former self
29/10/2015Lawyer 2B’s tame barrister explains the intricacies of practice. This month she looks back on what she’s learned in the last three years.
The first year of university is a beautiful time – a time for broadening social horizons, for grabbing opportunities, and for studying (yes, that is definitely a part).
How to get a strategic edge during the LPC
08/10/2015The Legal Practice Course is gruelling test of intellectual athleticism – not a marathon like university but not a sprint like a vac scheme or summer school. You have to work hard without burning out and no one pretends it’s easy; even the work itself is not difficult.
Some legal recruitment consultants won’t be thanking me for what I’m about to say but I’ve never been one to shy away from controversy.