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The profession will fall short in its attempts to diversify routes to qualification if guidance on 'equivalent means' training is not clarified, argues Camilla Graham Wood For years the same concerns have been voiced by those seeking to qualify in the legal aid sector: large amounts of debt from the rising cost of studying; the growing trend of low paid (or even unpaid) work experience; years of feeling exploited as a paralegal; and the seemingly endless applications (and disheartening rejections) for the ever-decreasing number of training contracts as firms struggle to survive...
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Young Lawyer | Summer 2015
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Battle for the young lawyer

Nottingham Trent boasts the new Law Society president among its alumni, Derby has the only undergraduate coroners' law course in the country, and Nottingham's graduates have gone on to work...

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Lifehacks for law students

Rebecca Morgan provides some valuable advice for aspiring lawyers on studying and seeking working experience As someone who has just finished their LLB and will begin studying the Bar...

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Nottingham Law School: A teaching law firm

NLS is applying for an ABS licence in the hopes of giving its students valuable, practical experience while meeting the legal needs of the community, write Jenny Holloway and Nick Johnson One of...


Top tips: Training contract interview success for paralegals

Confidence and a healthy dose of realism are the key ingredients for paralegals concerned that lack of past success will stand in the way of a training contract, explains Martin Bloor For...


Why the patent profession needs talented science graduates

High demand for new entrants and the development of IP legislation worldwide make this sector an increasingly exciting career choice, explains James Dawes For many years the patent profession...


Paralegalling: The home truths

When announcing their enquiry into the role of paralegals last summer, the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) presented the worrying Office for National Statistics figure that there...

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