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The reason to turn yourself from a busy expert into a recognised thought-leader

If you are a “fee earner” working in Professional services it is likely that you are an expert in whichever field you specialise in. Your clients pay you a fee for that expertise. It is also likely that you are very busy. But what would it mean if you could turn yourself from being just another “busy expert” like so many of your peers into a “Recognised Thought-Leader?”

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The TSG represents the interests of law students as well as offering a helping hand. The Trainee Solicitors Group represents CPE and LPC students, trainees and first-year newly qualified solicitors, all of whom are automatic members. The group is an affiliate of the Law Society and obtains its income from a society grant and sponsorship. […]

Brush up your technique

If there were such a thing as a typical interview for a training contract it would be relatively easy to prepare for, but in practice selection formats are just as disparate as the firms and their respective cultures. Some practices use psychometric testing in the selection process – often as a means of preliminary filtering […]

In brief: College of Law gets OU accreditation

Qualifications obtained by students at the College of Law can now count towards an Open University degree. The College of Law has been accredited by the university as a provider of courses leading to a degree. Roger Earis, director of academic studies, said the college had taken a step towards providing general degrees.

Girling visit secures HK concessions

A whirlwind visit to Hong Kong by Law Society president Tony Girling has helped secure what the local law society is describing as a series of “pragmatic compromises” over proposals to end English solicitors’ automatic requalification rights there. The Hong Kong Law Society will proceed with its plans to scrap the English lawyers’ exemption from […]

Unity through a working salary

As the Law Society Council prepares to vote on the minimum salary, Hannah Wiskin makes the case for its retention. Hannah Wiskin is chair of the TSG. Reviewing the future of the minimum salary is becoming an annual exercise for the Law Society. To date, the society has favoured its retention. In the light of […]

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