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CVs and covering letters

Curriculum Vitae When drafting your CV there are a few general things to bear in mind. Writing a legal CV is just like any other CV to an extent. Think about a clear, easy to follow structure, using the appropriate formalities and buzz words. A huge part of your CV is your work experience; make… Continue reading CVs and covering letters

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A day in the life of…

Thank you to those who suggested ‘a day in the life of’ in response to my previous post/story! Today is my birthday! I usually take the day off but today I went to work. In some cultures the birthday person actually treats their guests – so here you go - I thought I’d share my… Continue reading A day in the life of…

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Cake & Counsel – 1 year on

What is Cake & Counsel? In a nutshell this is an "informal legal networking platform". The main target market is young aspiring lawyers & law students. It seeks to address one huge need – peer networking! We encourage discussions & provide advice about developing their legal careers & their well-being. I find that in the… Continue reading Cake & Counsel – 1 year on

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Pupillage Applications – What I’m looking for: A reviewer’s perspective

I’d like to thank Natasha Sammy, a barrister of 9 years PQE for her expertise and contribution to this post. Her tips are invaluable as she has been head of pupillage committee and on the pupillage committee at chambers for a number of years. She knows exactly what people are looking for when reviewing your… Continue reading Pupillage Applications – What I’m looking for: A reviewer’s perspective