Career development

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Features
29 July 2015
Five entrepreneurs tell Young Lawyer what forced them to quit the profession, and how their legal skills are still being put to good use
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Features
29 July 2015
Young partner Sumaiya Smyth discusses the benefits of working in a more progressive practice and maintaining traditional client values
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Features
29 July 2015
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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Features
29 July 2015
Solidarity and the ability to adapt to change are needed to keep the Bar alive and accessible to all, explains Daniel Sternberg  
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Features
29 July 2015
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
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Features
29 July 2015
High demand for new entrants and the development of IP legislation worldwide make this sector an increasingly exciting career choice, explains James Dawes
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Features
29 July 2015
Until more firms recognise the importance of employees' emotional well-being, the concept of work-life balance will remain a joke in the legal industry, says Pippa Allsop
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Blogs
30 June 2015
Diversifying the routes to qualification doesn't create any more jobs. What's a young lawyer to do, asks Laura Clenshaw
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Features
26 June 2015
Law firms should consider social mobility in their recruitment practices, argues Bryan Scant In recent weeks, the press has picked up on a recruitment practice which has been quietly evolving...
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News
26 June 2015
Some organisations still overlook the full spectrum of lawyers they can recruit, says Frances Edwards The Government Legal Service, formerly known as the Treasury Solicitor's Department, has...
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Features
26 June 2015
Paralegals are not the police community support officers of the legal world, argues James O'Connell In SJ 159/05, in an article entitled ‘Paralegal Purgatory’, Luke Murphy...
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Features
26 June 2015
But are they proportionate to how much partners take home, and are they worth it, wonders Pippa Allsop Over the last few months, Magic Circle firms have been announcing salary increases for...
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Blogs
26 June 2015
We all need to alter our mindsets and take action if opportunities for women in businesses are going to improve, argues Donna O'Neill I identified as a feminist from an early age and have...
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News
24 April 2015
Gen Y has a different attitude to firm loyalty compared to their predecessors
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News
23 April 2015
Farringdon-based wannabe lawyer responsible for picking the fortunes of National Football League teams A London paralegal with a penchant for American football will make history next weekend...
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Features
19 April 2015
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
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Features
1 April 2015
A chance encounter has led Ben Ward to lobby politicians and NHS trusts on the dangers of mental health maltreatment
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Features
1 April 2015
Pro bono work in the wider community is as engrained in Lorna Barry's working life as the lawyering itself