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CV Best Practice

Making Your CV Work Harder

We focus a lot of attention on maximizing your CV’s communicative strength, working with you to make sure it performs to get you to the interview stage. However, here are some general tips to bear in mind for CV writing overall.

Keep it Simple

Aim to present 4 sections

  • Education
  • Legal Experience
  • Relevant non-legal Experience
  • Interests.

Content – Provide concise examples of cases/work you’ve been involved with. Highlight the clients and their sectors, to show you have insight in specific areas.

Business Development – Most firms expect you be involved in marketing yourself and the organisation. So highlight any such activities you’ve been part of – networking events, breakfast meetings, client events and CSR initiatives, for instance.

Make it Personal

Interests - Most of your CV is working to highlight your technical capabilities, but this section can show you’re also offering a good personality fit for the firm.


The pro-forma CV is a particularly useful example of ideal content and presentation.

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