How COVID-19 is Affecting Law Firms and What This Means for Aspiring Lawyers

COVID-19 is affecting all businesses and law firms are no exception. This article offers a brief introduction to the impact of COVID-19 on the legal industry by answering 3 key questions in relation to firms’ business models, practice areas and recruitment processes.  1. How are law firms adjusting their business models in response to COVID-19?  …

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How to network virtually: A Q&A featuring graduate recruiters from Allen & Overy and Pinsent Masons

For this week’s article, I interviewed Graduate Recruiter Kevin Graham from Pinsent Masons and Graduate Recruiter Emma Barker from Allen & Overy to hear their views on how candidates can stay connected. During this time of uncertainty for graduates and aspiring lawyers, I believe that speaking with recruiters themselves is the best way to see …

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A Commercial Q: The future of renewable energy and what this means for law firms…

When that dreaded commercial awareness question comes up, whether it be in an application or interview, a students first thought is to start talking about BREXIT or technology. In the future, I imagine COVID-19 will be just as popular. Whilst these are certainly ‘issues of the day’ which have a marked impact on a law …

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*WIN A FREE COPY OF BEST SELLING AUTHOR JAKE SCHOGGER’S APPLICATION HANDBOOK*

To enter our first ever competition:  Follow The Legal Line Up on Linked In  Respond to ONE of the following questions (max. 250 words): A. Choose an industry that interests you and explain how it has been affected by Covid-19?  B. Why do you want to pursue a career in commercial law?  C. What skills …

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Reshaping the Legal Industry: three trends you should know about!

Consistency and dependability are great strengths that the legal profession holds, offering certainty to clients. Changing times has brought disruption and ambiguity into the legal sector. A number of distinct trends have emerged in the legal industry; here are just a few. 1. Brexit It wouldn’t be a post regarding the biggest changes to the …

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7 ways to become a stronger applicant during lockdown

With many summer work placements being cancelled or postponed, and the academic year drawing to a close, the question of how to develop the skills required to secure a Vacation Scheme or Training Contract may be on your mind. Here’s 7 ways to become a stronger applicant from home: 1.    Online internships Inside Sherpa …

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