What grades do I need to be a Solicitor?

Asking yourself, what grades do I need to be solicitor? This article is going to help you understand what the grades can do for you in journey to becoming a solicitor. Perfect World Grades In a perfect world the grades you need to be a solicitor (i.e. to put you in solid stead for a training contract) are straight A’s at ...

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The Truth about Salaries

The ultimate question, how much will I get paid? The truth about salaries is that if you’re going into law with the intention of having an automatic pass to a huge salary and you’ll be rich before you’re 25 – then you may need to have a re-think! Don’t get us wrong, there is money to be made within the legal ...

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Exam Sucess with Family Law – The Ultimate Q&A

A revision companion for exam success The Law Edge.com have released a new publication, it’s available online now!   You can download it in Amazon Kindle – it’s FREE for a limited time, so get clicking , you can access it right HERE If you’re doing your Family Law module on your Law Degree, LPC or Cilex, look no further for a helping ...

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The LPC Cost (Legal Practice Course)

The LPC cost really can end up being the deciding factor in whether you’re able to continue with your legal career seeing as the LPC can cost arm and leg.  This is one of the key factors to consider before you look to pursue a career in law – what is going to be your cost v benefit if you undertake ...

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Contract Law – What makes for a valid contract?  

  Contracts exist in our everyday lives, from low level contracts such as buying a newspaper to making a big deal like a delivery from a supplier. There are some basic elements to ensure a valid contract exists and this post discusses this. What is a Contract? It’s a formal agreement between two or more parties which can be written ...

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Women, Law & The Glass Ceiling

  The legal profession has in the past been notorious for blocking women and maintaining a glass ceiling. The glass ceiling is a metaphor describing hidden barriers that prevent individuals from advancing upward in their positions. This post discusses whether this is still prevalent in the legal industry today.       Initially problems revolved around the barriers women faced ...

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Am I cut out for Law?

  Are you thinking about going into Law? Are you currently doing the Law Degree with the intention of entering the profession? Have you got some serious concerns about whether you’ll make it? Don’t think you’re cut out for law?   This post is to help you figure out whether law is the right path for you. There are certain ...

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What not to do when you’re a trainee solicitor!

When you’re a trainee solicitor, there are just some things you just shouldn’t say or do as it can cost you your job and / or your professional reputation.  I’ve given you a list which includes, but isn’t limited to some of faux pas that you should avoid – this is what NOT TO DO… Excessive alcohol – don’t get ...

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Solicitors Qualifying Examination – Unnecessary hurdle?

You may have heard, there’s potentially a new hurdle to qualifying as a solicitor on the horizon. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) have proposed a shake up on the way solicitors qualify and it’s called the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE). The proposed assessment is to be developed by the SRA and will be based on the competency statement which will ...

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