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Welcome to the TotallyLegal blog, your definitive destination for the latest legal career advice articles and industry news. Our blog is home to a range of interview guides and CV tips articles that are perfect for any legal professional trying to secure a new job. If you need support with the pivot to remote working, visit the dedicated working from home section of our blog for practical tips and actionable advice....
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  • What is Conveyancing? Everything You Need to Know

    • 21 Mar 2022
    • Joshua Boynton

    In this Conveyancing article, we explore the details of the role, answering questions like “Where Do Conveyancers Work?” and “What Other Conveyancing Roles Exist?”

  • Career Guide: Legal Jobs Abroad

    • 11 Mar 2022
    • Joshua Boynton

    Thinking about relocating overseas? There are several options for moving abroad as a lawyer, each with their own career perks.

  • Does the Gender Pay Gap Still Exist in the Legal Profession?

    • 8 Mar 2022
    • Joshua Boynton

    Does the gender pay gap still exist in the legal profession? Here, TotallyLegal takes a deep dive into the statistics.

  • How to Gain Legal Work Experience

    • 4 Mar 2022
    • Joshua Boynton

    Gaining legal work experience is crucial if you want a career in law. Here, you can find out about the different work experience opportunities for prospective legal professionals.

  • 7 of the Most Common Law Training Contract Interview Questions – and How to Answer Them

    • 22 Feb 2022
    • Joshua Boynton

    Training contract interviews can be daunting, but there's no reason to feel anxious if you prepare adequately. In this article we share some common interview questions and how to tackle them.

  • The 2022 TotallyLegal Salary Survey: Benchmark Your Salary

    • 1 Feb 2022
    • Joshua Boynton

    In this year’s salary survey, we want to understand whether the pandemic is still affecting legal professionals, as well as identifying any other trends, including salary inflation, the gender pay gap and working hours.

  • Personal Injury Lawyer Job Description

    • 16 Sep 2021
    • Ethan Cumming

    In this Personal Injury Lawyer job description, we explore the details of the role, answering questions like “What does a Personal Injury Lawyer do?” and “How much does a Personal Injury Lawyer earn?”

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    ILSPA’s Legal Secretaries Diploma: Live Online Classes

    • 9 Sep 2021
    • Institute of Legal Secretaries & PAs

    The Institute of Legal Secretaries and PAs are delighted to be offering live online classes, which start on Wednesday 26 January 2022. Find out more and get your early bird discount today.

  • Employment Lawyer Job Description

    • 8 Sep 2021
    • Ethan Cumming

    In this Employment Lawyer job description we examine the responsibilities, requirements and rewards of the role in detail, aiming to answer questions such as "What is an Employment Lawyer?" and "How much does an Employment Lawyer earn?"

  • What to Do With Multiple Job Offers

    • 3 Sep 2021
    • Austen Lloyd

    In this guest article, specialist legal recruitment consultancy Austen Lloyd offer expert advice on what action to take when you have been offered more than one job.

  • Construction Lawyer Job Description

    Construction Lawyer Job Description

    • 24 Aug 2021
    • Ethan Cumming

    Answering questions like “What is construction law?” and “How much does a Construction Lawyer make?”, this Construction Lawyer Job Description explores the role in detail.

  • Why you could be jumping to the wrong conclusions

    • 23 Aug 2021
    • Mo Kanjilal from Watch This Sp_ce

    What assumptions are you making in your professional life? In the latest guest post from Watch This Sp_ce, co-creator Mo Kanjilal explains why you could be jumping to the wrong conclusions.

  • Commercial Property Solicitor Job Description

    • 11 Aug 2021
    • Ethan Cumming

    Every wondered what it's like to be a Commercial Property Solicitor? Find out all about the responsibilities, requirements and rewards of the role in our Commercial Property Solicitor Job Description article.

  • Why inclusion is the key for future-proofing your business

    • 2 Aug 2021
    • Allegra Chapman from Watch This Sp_ce

    Watch This Sp_ce co-creator Allegra Chapman is back with another fantastic guest post for TotallyLegal, this time exploring why inclusion is the key for future-proofing your business.

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    Family Lawyer Job Description

    • 2 Aug 2021
    • Ethan Cumming

    Wondering about the life of a Family Lawyer? In our Family Lawyer Job Description article, we take a look at the responsibilities and requirements of the role while answering questions such as "How much do Family Lawyers make?"

  • Corporate Lawyer Job Description

    • 2 Aug 2021
    • Ethan Cumming

    In our Corporate Lawyer Job Description article, we answer questions such as "What does a Corporate Lawyer do?" and "How do you become a Corporate Lawyer?" so you can make an informed career choice.

  • Legal Executive Job Description

    • 22 Jul 2021

    If you want to get a legal practice qualification but do not fancy becoming a Solicitor, you might consider training as a Legal Executive. In this Legal Executive job description we look at the responsibilities, requirements and rewards of the role.

  • How to create engaging communications that include everyone

    • 22 Jul 2021
    • Allegra Chapman from Watch This Sp_ce

    In the second guest article from Watch This Sp_ce, co-creator Allegra Chapman explains how you can create engaging communications that include everyone.

  • In-House Counsel Job Description

    • 21 Jul 2021
    • Ethan Cumming

    This In-House Counsel job description article covers the fundamentals of the role. We look at the different in-house roles and answer questions like “What does an In-House Lawyer do?”

  • Five Steps to the Perfect Legal Secretary Cover Letter

    • 8 Jul 2021
    • Institute of Legal Secretaries & PAs

    In their latest guest article for the TotallyLegal blog, the Institute of Legal Secretaries & PAs reveal what it takes to write the perfect Legal Secretary cover letter.