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Category Archives: Qualification

Why changing your job isn’t as daunting as you might think

When should you start exploring the market leading up to qualification?

If you’re now in the second year of your training contract then you may have already started thinking about exploring the market. As always timing is important with these things and you may not be too sure about when to commence your job search. Hopefully

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Solicitors Journal

The long walk to qualification

It seems such a long road to qualification and reaping the fruits of your labour. GCSEs, A Levels, LL.Bs, LPCs, training contracts….years of academia before the money starts rolling in. The road to becoming a solicitor can be long and arduous. Trainee solicitor salaries have

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New Year New Start!

How portable is your personal following?

Once you have reached a certain level of qualification, if you have ever considered a new job, you are more than likely going to have come up against positions that require you to ‘bring a following’. Firms often expect this at a certain level of

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Nick Fear

Its decision time for NQ’s

As we role into June the vast majority of September qualifiers will now know if they are staying or leaving their training firm. At BCL Legal we have already placed a number of candidates into roles for September. Several have moved the end of their

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Paralegals - Should I stay or should I go?

Paralegals seeking a training contract – is there an alternative route to qualification?

That elusive training contract can seem so far away especially when you’ve spent years studying to fulfil your ambition to qualify as a solicitor to then wait for what seems like a disproportionate amount of time to finally qualify into your chosen profession. There have

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Alternative Steps to Qualification

Alternative Steps to Qualification

As a graduate of Law it’s always really daunting the prospect of that next step in your legal career and choosing the best path to qualification. For many years it has always been the very traditional route of LLB, LPC then through to a training

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