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  • Google is great, really it is. No matter what you are searching for you will find the information you need. When it comes to careers advice, Google seems to be in its element with a gazillion articles offering a wealth of guidance on how to land your perfect job and such like.
  • It’s well-known that working in the legal profession can involve strenuous working hours and challenging deadlines.
  • Congratulations to Georgie Theobald, this SecsintheCity's Legal PA of the Year 2016!
  • We are delighted to announce that TotallyLegal will be attending a host of graduate fairs this October and are looking forward to meeting legal professionals of the future.
  • So called job hopping used to be seen as a wholly negative trait.However, fortunately, times and opinions have changed quite substantially. ‘Job hoppers’ aren’t painted in anywhere near as negative a light as they once were.
  • I’ve worked in legal recruitment in both Paris and London, and built up quite a range of contacts in both locations. In this Brexit-conscious era I am increasingly contacted by lawyers outside of France who are considering a move to the continent and want to understand what options are open to th...
  • Making partner isn’t guaranteed. Here are five things you can do to improve your chances
  • According to research undertaken by Douglas Scott, a third of the legal profession is on the move at any time but Criminal Law Practice is on its own when it comes to fluidity of the talent pool
  • Short description: Adele Edwin-Lamerton is a Solicitor & Executive Committee Member of the Junior Lawyers Division of the Law Society of England & Wales
  • If you dream of the high-life in a tax-free location in the Middle East; fancy working from the sunny shores of the Caribbean or Australia; aspire to live in a fast paced finance centre like Hong Kong, Tokyo or New York or long to soak up European culture, then your chosen profession in law can b...
  • The vast majority of you probably ended up in the legal sector through the traditional route of university and a training contract, possibly with a conversion course sandwiched somewhere in between. For the past few decades, this has been the only option if you wanted to work as a solicitor, lawy...
  • Philippa Southwell is Criminal Defence and Human Trafficking/ Modern Slavery Solicitor at Birds Solicitors. Her main area of practice is defending victims of human trafficking who have been forced into criminality and who have been convicted or prosecuted of criminal offences. She is recognised a...
  • Top tips on how to successfully prepare and perform at interview to help you stand out from your competition!
  • Jenna Ide is Associate Solicitor at Thomas Mansfield. She successfully represented a Starbucks employee in a recent dyslexia case.
  • The University of Law recently launched their feature “pupillage interviews uncovered” giving an insight into what the first round of interviews are like for pupillage. 
  • Registration is now open for Legalex 2016. The show takes place on 11th & 12th May 2016 at ExCeL, London, so save the date in your diary and secure your free ticket today.
  • Cogence Search recently conducted their Future of Law Survey involving 12,000 lawyers from PQE1 through to Partner level. The aim of the research was to find out how lawyers view the present direction of law, and how they view the profession.
  • The job market for law graduates is as competitive as ever and many graduates find it extremely difficult to find a training contract. This has led to many turning towards paralegal positions and other non-qualified legal roles.
  • At Laurence Simons we’ve seen increased activity with companies employing, not just replacing, in-house legal professionals. Our 2014 salary survey found that two-fifths of in-house legal departments experienced headcount growth in 2013.
  • Employers receive hundreds of CVs and spend only a few seconds scanning them so it’s important to make sure that it’s succinct, relevant and sells your skills.