With A-level results out today students will be thinking about their future careers. All aspiring lawyers can get ahead of the competition by reading the wealth of information available on Lawyer2B.com.
This week we kick-start your law firm research with a sneak preview of The Lawyer UK 200 results, provide a survival guide for law fairs with a list of key dates for your diary, and offer a forum for someone asking if her A-level results will harm her chances of securing work experience.
Elsewhere, we have a blog post from an aspiring lawyer on the importance of work experience and a profile of Ashurst trainee Joanna Sudhu. We then provide an in-house profile looking at a corporate lawyer who rejected the conventional path to a career in law and a practice focus on real estate from Berwin Leighton Paisner.
In the news, Prime, the first profession-wide scheme aimed at offering quality work experience opportunities to disadvantaged students, has appointed lawyers from some of the City’s top firms to its inaugural board, and the final newly qualified retention rates begin to trickle in with Watson Farley and Memery Crystal posting 83 and 60 per cent respectively.
We look at a corporate lawyer who had the opportunity to be a legal superstar at one of America’s biggest law firms or to join a gaming website started by two friends on a budget of £40,000. Which did he choose?
With the autumn term looming, it’s time to start looking at the opportunities on offer at your university. Whether you are in first, penultimate or final year, law fairs are a valuable source of information for anyone who is serious about training as a solicitor or barrister.
Being a real estate lawyer is about more than knowing the law. Clients expect you to understand their business and the wider real estate industry, and to be able to provide practical and commercial advice.