In the final part of a four-part series, Paige Jones explains why commercial awareness is so important for law firms in the current climate of legal aid cuts, economic trouble and the rise of the Alternative Business Structure.
Emily Townsend provides advice on informally approaching law firms to seek work experience placements, including insight into how to structure a covering letter and what to expect on your placement.
Gemma Smith discusses the potential implications of the ‘Smith & Ors v Ministry of Defence’ case for military operations and the proposals brought forward in a Policy Exchange report in response to the perceived problems.
Kayleigh Williams explains the crucial importance of gaining legal work experience, while giving us a few tips on how to achieve this and where best to look.
Shannon Revel takes a look at the regional bar and outlines the benefits of practising in one of these circuits. She splits the article up into 5 main points that could be of interest to aspiring barristers.