The LawCareers.Net Handbook 2023
Directory of over 1,000 firms and chambers looking to recruit trainees and pupils, with specifics on their organisations and application requirements, as well as core editorial offering advice and information on application and interview technique, alternative careers, work experience and more.
Contribution and comment from leading professional bodies, including the Law Society, Solicitors Regulation Authority, Bar Council, Bar Standards Board, Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, Junior Lawyers Division, Young Barristers’ Committee, LawWorks, the Free Representation Unit and more.
Over 40 profiles of senior solicitors and barristers, offering insight into their path to the law, specialist areas of expertise and advice on how to succeed, and around 30 first-hand accounts of what it’s like to be a vacation scheme student at some of the most well-known firms in the United Kingdom.
About the Handbook
The LawCareers.Net Handbook is designed to be your companion and adviser throughout your journey to becoming a solicitor or barrister. Among other things, it will help you to learn more about: what lawyers do and the different types of law they practise; the different types of organisation involved in law; the path to becoming a lawyer; and about yourself, what you have to offer and how to sell your skills and personality to employers.
The LawCareers.Net Handbook 2022 will be available free through university careers centres and law faculties in October 2021 or January 2022 and available to order online on your MyLCN account in the autumn term.
What do people have to say
“Having recruited trainee solicitors for large City firms and run the careers advice service at a top law school I cannot stress the value of extensive, focussed research enough. The LawCareers.Net Handbook is the bedrock of this type of information and should be consulted by any serious candidate with a genuine ambition to become a lawyer.”
Gemma Baker – Graduate Recruitment Manager, Willkie Farr & Gallagher UK
“I recommend students and graduates use The LawCareers.Net Handbook for an excellent insight into all aspects of a legal career. The range and quality of information is first rate. With authoritative advice on the profession, possible career paths, practical tips and over 1,000 employers offering training contract and pupillage opportunities the reach of the Handbook’s content is unrivalled. Essential for all aspiring lawyers.”
Jan Steele – Senior Tutor and Careers and Employability Coordinator, School of Law, University of Southampton
“Excellent research is vital for any aspiring lawyer and LCNH provides a perfect tool for finding out everything from how to become one to essential details on firms and chambers. Everything is covered in one easy-to-use resource.”
Juliet Tomlinson - Careers Adviser, University of Oxford
“The LawCareers.Net Handbook has stood out as this year’s key resource available to both law and non-law students to support every step towards entering the legal profession. To find an all encompassing handbook containing information to help build commercial awareness, make informed decisions on where to apply and how to prepare for interviews makes it any university student’s main resource of choice. It has without doubt assisted my journey in making career decisions and successfully securing places with dream firms.”
Justin Farrance – Management Student, University of Warwick
“When I began researching a legal career which firm was which, who did what and where was completely baffling. The information in The LawCareers.Net Handbook’s directory and the index allowed me to extract the information I needed and make well informed choices about my future.”
Clara Sibanda – Law Student, Anglia Ruskin University
“The LawCareers.Net Handbook is a great source of information. It is not just a list of firms and chambers, but an invaluable guide to the legal profession which includes testimonials and advice from solicitors and barristers, as well as logical and easy-to-navigate career path support. For any student wanting to work in the legal profession, this is a must-read.”
Jeremy Elliott - Law student, University of Leicester
“From a law student’s perspective, the Handbook is a reminder of all the simple things that you have probably forgotten over the course of your studies – from recapping the basic differences between solicitors and barristers to explaining different practice areas in depth. Applications are much stronger when you thoroughly understand the role you are pursuing and where an organisation fits into the wider legal profession. We definitely recommend the Handbook to all our Bar society members, whether they are new to law or writing their applications; you save so much time by having everything you need in one place.”
Lauren Elliott - Law Student, University of Sheffield