PODCAST: Why I turned down a university place to become a legal executive
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PODCAST: Why I turned down a university place to become a legal executive

PODCAST: Alex Aldridge and Kevin Poulter discuss alternative routes with Rhys Bevan Is Rhys Bevan (pictured) crazy? Why would anyone in their right mind reject a place at one of the top universities in the country to go and do an unglamorous legal apprenticeship at a local authority? Actually, though, when 24 year-old Bevan explains his career … Continue reading

PODCAST: Write a legal blog, mind your Ps and Qs and get a job?
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PODCAST: Write a legal blog, mind your Ps and Qs and get a job?

PODCAST: Kevin Poulter and Alex Aldridge discuss blogging with Leon Glenister As Hardwicke Building found out last week, lawyers who enjoy writing in their free time can sometimes cause problems. But, on balance, most barristers’ chambers and law firms look favourably on applicants with a few bylines to their name – and as the Barbara … Continue reading

PODCAST: The fight to protect the brand of ‘solicitor’ from the ABS barbarians
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PODCAST: The fight to protect the brand of ‘solicitor’ from the ABS barbarians

PODCAST: Kevin Poulter and Alex Aldridge discuss the brand of solicitor with Heather Iqbal-Rayner The momentum may be with Alternative Business Structures (ABSs) right now as they pour through the newly removed gates to providing legal services – but high street solicitors still have a few secret weapons up their sleeves. For example, they can … Continue reading

PODCAST – Is a 2:2 a ‘kiss of death’ for wannabe lawyers?
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PODCAST – Is a 2:2 a ‘kiss of death’ for wannabe lawyers?

PODCAST: with guest, Anthony Lyons Anthony Lyons is a charming, intelligent part-time LPC student who works as a paralegal at top London law firm Mishcon de Reya. What’s more, Lyons boasts an entrepreneurial zeal, organising the #AskaTrainee Twitter Q&A through his impressive social media following. In short, he’s the sort of person who you’d expect … Continue reading

PODCAST – Will Apprenticeships Cheapen The Title Of Solicitor?
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PODCAST – Will Apprenticeships Cheapen The Title Of Solicitor?

PODCAST: with guest Hannah Ganage-Stewart, Editor, Young Lawyer On Wednesday, Law Society chief Lucy Scott-Moncrieff revealed to Kevin Poulter that the Legal Education and Training Review (LETR) is “almost certain” to identify non-graduate routes to qualification as a lawyer. With skills minister Matthew Hancock last month announcing a plan to develop a qualifying-apprenticeship for solicitors (in addition to the … Continue reading

PODCAST – Interview with Lucy Scott-Moncrieff, President of the Law Society
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PODCAST – Interview with Lucy Scott-Moncrieff, President of the Law Society

PODCAST – Interview with Lucy Scott-Moncrieff Law Society president Lucy Scott-Moncrieff raised eyebrows in the City last week when she suggested that some of its law firms had promoted “mediocre men” who in a true meritocracy “would never even have seen the paintings on the boardroom wall”. And Scott-Moncrieff is in no mood to backtrack … Continue reading