Frequently asked questions
  • Do you specify which PGDL or LPC provider I go to?

    No, it is your decision as to which provider you go with.

  • Do you specify which electives I take at law school?

    No, though a good range with transferable skills is preferable.

  • I don't meet your required academic criteria. Can I still apply?

    Although we do stipulate that you should have high academic achievement and ability, we will not automatically discount your application if these have not been gained. The standard of applications we receive is extremely high.

    In order that your application compares favourably with applicants who have achieved the stipulated academic requirements, we would encourage you to ensure that your CV provides the best reflection of your experience and abilities so we can progress your application further.

  • My degree is not from an English institution. What should I do?

    Please refer to the Solicitors Regulation Authority to find more information on the steps you’ll need to take in order to qualify as an English solicitor.

  • I want to take a gap year. Will this disadvantage my application?

    We would expect you to demonstrate how the gap year has developed or benefitted you in some way.

  • Do you offer paralegal or legal assistant vacancies?

    Yes.

    Paralegal positions are recruited through the training contract process. Legal assistants are longer-term career options and any vacancies of this nature would be advertised on our usual vacancies list.

Managing absenteeism in education
Managing absenteeism in education

In a challenging economic climate with continuing budget cuts and increasing expectations of staff, sickness absence remains an ongoing problem that is important to address.

Contract management pitfalls
Contract management pitfalls

Social housing providers will routinely have a number of construction projects underway at any one time. It is essential for client teams to understand and avoid key contract management pitfalls.

Promotions May 2019
Promotions May 2019

Following our new partner announcement, it is with great pleasure that we can announce additional promotions.

Refusing to follow instructions
Refusing to follow instructions

Even those of us with zero football knowledge will most likely know of the shenanigans at a Chelsea FC game this season.

Employment status... where are we?
Employment status... where are we?

The gig economy, the tensions between it, and our more established ways of working are rarely far from the news these days.

Compensatory rest – equivalent not identical
Compensatory rest – equivalent not identical

The case of Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd v Crawford [2019] EWCA Civil 269 will not win awards for excitement but is useful guidance when dealing with workers’ rest periods under the WTR 1998.

Brexit...of course
Brexit...of course

Non-UK nationals will surely be worried about an uncertain future, with much still unclear. These feelings will inevitably accompany people to work, and so employers need to be prepared.