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A Step By Step Guide To Taking The LNAT

December 13, 2018

The LNAT does not require you to revise specific topics. Therefore, it’s not a test of intellect, and instead tests your verbal reasoning skills and ability to understand and analyse complex issues. This means that there are limited ways to prepare for the test. Officially, the LNAT website recommends that reading the newspaper regularly is sufficient for understanding current affairs. Also, it…

Pro Bono Volunteering

This is Exactly How Pro Bono Volunteering Sets You Apart

December 12, 2018

Ever heard the expression, “You need experience to gain experience”? If you’re thinking of applying for legal work experience or legal graduate jobs in the future, pro bono volunteering is a perfect way to diversify your CV. It demonstrates a commitment to pursing a legal career by taking your legal interest outside of academics. Volunteer…

Brexit and Family Law

How Families are Being Torn Apart By Brexit

December 11, 2018

The crucial impact of Brexit on international families needs to be addressed. Statistically, approximately 1 million British citizens live in EU Member States and about 3 million citizens from other EU Member States reside in the UK. While this month there have been recent developments, individuals are still concerned about the effects on children and…

Brexit deal

The Big Brexit Update: everything you need to know [simple guide]

December 10, 2018

There have been many phrases used to describe the various Brexit deal options. From ‘No Deal’, to ‘Hard Brexit’, here comes the so-called ‘Lose-Lose Deal’.   A greater understanding of the current political situation has led to the view that the UK ought to reach a negotiation and prepare itself for any troubles it may face…

Civil partnership

Why Be Married When You Can Be Civilly Partnered?  

December 6, 2018

In recent months, there has been growing controversy surrounding the lack of availability of different-sex couple civil partnerships, stemming from the government’s defeat in the Steinfeld case by the Supreme Court. In a statement made at the Conservative party conference in Birmingham, Theresa May said she would end the ban on heterosexual couples entering civil…

Legal news, brexit

Monthly Legal News Round Up – November 2018

December 5, 2018

Welcome to The Lawyer Portal’s Monthly News Summary. This month’s post will cover law news stories from the 1st November 2018 to the 30th November 2018. During November; news that Brexit secretary Dominic Raab has resigned over what he claims is a “flawed” Brexit agreement, a rape victim called for the end of the Scottish “not…

Training Contract Application Cheat Sheet

The Training Contract Application Cheat Sheet

November 29, 2018

It is that time again, the beginning of November saw this year’s training contract and vacation scheme application cycle open for the majority of firms. With more and more sources telling us that the application is one of the most important parts of the assessment process, it is important and therefore, stressful to try and…

Tensions Over Stop and Search Procedures Continue

November 28, 2018

Following the recent surge knife crime which has plagued cities such as London and Manchester; the use of stop and search has once again entered the news. The recent figures give the distinct impression that the police cannot cope and are losing the war on crime in inner city areas. Many have called the current…

What Every Law Student Should Do At Christmas

November 27, 2018

Christmas is around the corner and all you can think about is having that home-cooked turkey dinner. With all the fun and games that this time of the year brings, it is easy to forget that you are still a law student and that there is plenty for you to be doing in between the…

law student stress

3 Physical Exercises To Combat Stress as a Law Student

November 26, 2018

Winter is here and so are deadlines for coursework. During this stressful period it is important that you occasionally raise your head from the books and do the unthinkable – take a break. This may be the last thing on your priority list right now, but exercise can relieve stress levels and boost overall mood…

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