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Life as a Trainee Solicitor at Bird & Bird

June 13, 2019

  Take a look at this interview with Bird & Bird trainee solicitor, Bryony Gold. She explains what’s exciting about working at an international law firm, the types of projects trainees can expect to work on and how she maintains a good work-life balance. Name: Bryony Gold Degree background: Law Seats to date: Intellectual Property, Banking and…

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What to do Between Studying and Your Training Contract

June 11, 2019

Training contracts are typically offered a year or two in advance of the actual start date. It’s not unusual to have a large gap of time free between completing your studies and beginning your training contract. It may seem like a long time to wait but it will fly by! Try not to think of…

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Top 10 Ways the LNAT Helps You Ace Your Law Degree

June 6, 2019

There are often weeks and months of preparation that go into practice exams, building confidence and reading current affairs ahead of the LNAT. Yet, once the exam itself is over and you’ve done all that you can, it’s easy to question why you needed to do it all, and how it will help during your…

LGBTQ Legal Rights: What You Need to Know

June 5, 2019

LGBTQ lawyers and activists have campaigned tirelessly over the past fifty years and have ultimately been integral in forcing successive UK governments to introduce a series of laws that have guaranteed legal rights and protections for the LGBTQ community. July 2017 marked the official 50th anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act. This piece of legislation…

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5 Tips to Ace LNAT Logical Inference

June 4, 2019

Making sure you thoroughly practise before taking the LNAT is the key to success, but where do you start? Instead of facts and figures, the law school admissions test is designed to assess your verbal reasoning aptitude with two different sections to work through in timed conditions: The LNAT Multiple-Choice Questions and Part B: The…

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The Lawyer Portal Monthly News – May 2019

May 31, 2019

Welcome to The Lawyer Portal Monthly News! This month’s post will cover the news stories from 1st May to 31st May. This month saw global debate when Alabama passed a bill banning abortion. Boris Johnson has been ordered to attend court regarding alleged lies in the Brexit campaign. Some EU citizens, who were denied a…

Is CBD Oil Legal?

Is CBD Oil Legal?

May 29, 2019

Cannabidiol, commonly known as CBD oil, is a natural remedy currently growing in popularity – but is CBD oil legal? The oil is one of the numerous cannabinoids found in the marijuana plant. Unlike the Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) cannabinoid found in cannabis, CBD oil does not give you the infamous sensation of feeling ‘high’. CBD oil…

What is the impact of stricter US abortion laws?

May 28, 2019

  US abortion laws have come under scrutiny over the last few weeks. On 15th May 2019, the Republican governor of Alabama (Kay Ivey) signed a bill to outlaw abortion in its entirety – the only exception being in the case of the foetus posing a medical risk to the mother. As the proposed Alabama…

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Surprising Famous People with Law Degrees

May 23, 2019

Atticus Finch, in Harper Lee’s timeless To Kill a Mockingbird, has arguably inspired many to pursue a law degree with the hope of representing their client’s interests with conviction, integrity and candour. And there are many who have taken this route but went on to become household names for sometimes completely unrelated reasons. Read on…

Paralegals in the UK and the US – What’s the Difference?

May 22, 2019

Have you ever dreamed of working as an international lawyer? Perhaps you’re curious about what it’s like to work as a paralegal in one of the world’s largest economies. Well if that’s the case, you should know what the main differences are between paralegals in the UK and paralegals in the US. What is a…

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