A goldfish leaping from a small bowl into a big bowl

A goldfish leaping from a small bowl into a big bowlWhen you work in law, it’s easy to be lulled into a false sense of security, thinking that you have a set career path that will progress smoothly.

Two roads running into the horizon and diverging

Two roads running into the horizon and divergingYou are coming towards the end of your training contract and qualification is looming. The only problem is, you don’t know which area you want to qualify into. Sound familiar? It is the big qualification question.

A ball of string

A ball of stringExamining the timescales in the recruitment process
One of the most common questions that I am asked by candidates is how long the process will take to find a new job. With that in mind I thought I would write a piece looking at timescales and the different types of spanners that often like to jump into the works to slow things down.

Statue holding scales

A bronze statue of scales of justiceIt used to be that aiming to become a partner in a law firm was a given. It was why you put up with all the education, long hours and everything else.

A woman shrugging as she is unsure about the question

A woman shrugging as she is unsure about the questionAt first glance, it seems obvious: lawyers sell legal services. But consider the idea that a comprehensive understanding of the law is a superficial requirement.