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Guide to Interview Success

16th September 2011

Prior to any interview, we will provide you with bespoke advice as to how to approach that interview. However, we have set out below some very general tips which should assist you in any interviews you secure. PREPARATION Know the address and time of the interview as well as the names and titles of all […]


Phone Interviews – How to crack them!

10th September 2011

Phone interviews are increasingly being used for screening international candidates, and we find that it is being used more and more often as a “first interview” for candidates. Here are some tips to make the phone interview create some impact with the client. 1. Prepare for the interview in the same way you would for […]


An Interesting Summer: to Tweet or Not to Tweet?

24th August 2011

Twitter is fast becoming the celebrity’s favourite social media tool. It is used to inform the world of every detail of their private lives, their thoughts on important public issues or even what they think of the latest cinematic release. There is a fine line between unashamed self-promotion and egotistical bluster and nobody really cares […]


Training Contract Numbers Decline Short Term Fix or Long Term Transition?

18th August 2011

According to the latest annual statistics report from the Law Society there has been a 16% decrease in the number of training contracts available in 2010-2011, from 5,809 to 4,874. The figure peaked in 2007-2008 with 6,303 training contracts on offer; hence we have seen a 23% fall at the current level. These stats run alongside a 5% increase in the number of Legal Practice Course (LPC) places, currently at 15,166 (2010-2011). It is clear to the casual observer that these two figures are resulting in the

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