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TARGETjobs Law: solicitors

  • Areas of practice: Intellectual property law: area of practice

    Nick Bolter, head of intellectual property in London at Cooley, explains that IP lawyers tend to maintain a better work/life balance than in other areas of corporate and commercial law.


  • Areas of practice: Private equity law: area of practice

    Solicitors should expect to be challenged by smart, confident clients about the law and your legal advice in this area of practice.


  • Vac scheme choices: Eight ways to impress law firms on open days

    Let’s be clear: open days are not the poor relation to vacation schemes. Consider them a valuable way to research the legal profession and prove your commitment to a graduate career in law – as Emily Dale, Slaughter and May’s trainee recruitment adviser, explained to TARGETjobs Law.


TARGETjobs Law: barristers

  • Training and qualification: Law conversion courses

    Non-law graduates who want jobs as solicitors or barristers need to take a conversion course such as the graduate diploma in law or common professional examination before moving on to the next stage of legal training.


  • Areas of practice: Tax law: area of practice (barristers)

    Tax is an area of law known for its legal complexity, explains Laurent Sykes QC from Gray's Inn Tax Chambers.


  • Five minutes with...: Five minutes with... Georgina Wolfe, barrister at 5 Essex Court

    Georgina Wolfe, barrister and pupillage committee member at 5 Essex Court, provides her insider advice on pupillage applications, interviews and how to impress at the TARGETjobs National Pupillage Fair.


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