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This list is not exhaustive but it includes the main websites providing advice and information for law
All About Law
The Law Career Website lists information on law firms, training contracts, applications and interviews
and a lot more.
BCL Legal
The website of a specialist legal recruitment firm offering a national job search for all levels of legal
work across the UK. Their career advice section also provides useful support for CV and interview
Black Lawyers Directory
The BLD is an online directory of black ethnic minority lawyers and will be a useful resource for
students seeking general careers advice, case studies, information about job opportunities and links to
other law related sites.
Chambers Student Guide
The ‘must have’ guide for law students containing essential information about training contracts,
pupillages and law schools.
Crown Prosecution Service
The CPS is the largest law firm in the country and the careers section of their web site contains
information about a range of opportunities within the organisation.
GR Law
A specialist legal recruitment firm offering opportunities in both London and Australia for paralegal
work, legal support staff and qualified lawyers. The site offers advice about interview preparation and
salaries and CVs can be registered online.
Junior Lawyers Division
Launched in January 2008 for junior lawyers across England and Wales, the JLD is a division of the Law
Society with an independent voice. This free membership group is aimed at student members of the
Law Society enrolled through the SRA, trainees, and solicitors with up to five years' active PQE.
The Law Society's Gazette
The website provides access to the latest jobs for solicitors, whether in private practice, in house, legal
HR, legal IT, legal secretaries and many more. The careers advice section covers applications and
interviews in some detail.
The Lawyer
Online newsletter with all the latest news stories, both domestic and global, and analysis of the legal
Law Careers
In association with the Law Society, this website provides a range of resources such as blogs, podcasts
and employer guides.
Legal week
Legal Week Jobs is a specialist site for all types of jobs in law including Paralegal, Legal Executive,
Trainee Solicitors and general Graduate vacancies.
The Lex100
The student guide to law: Find out what The Lex 100 is and how to make the best of our firm rating and
comparison tools, peer-to-peer reviews, career guides and commercial awareness updates.
Now part of Slater & Gordon, Pannone prides itself on the high quality of training offered via training
contracts to both Law and non Law graduates. Find out about their vacation placements and training
Prospects Law
The Prospects Law magazine is now available online and contains a wealth of information about Legal
careers, law recruiters, training, funding and work experience.
The website provides 'insider' information about training contracts, law firms, hirings, firings and more.
In addition to all these, there is a Job section, which not only includes details of vacancies but also
allows users to create an anonymous CV for review by top law firms.
Sellick Partnership
The Sellick website specialises in recruitment for the finance and legal sectors and offers a national jobs
listing for paralegal and legal professional staff as well as advice on CVs and interviews.
The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA)
The website of SRA provides information on becoming a solicitor and details of the universities offering
the relevant qualifications.
Target Jobs
Legal careers are varied so you will find separate sections covering training and recruitment for
solicitors, barristers, alternative legal careers and patent work.
Trainee Solicitors Surgery
Many Law students seeking training contracts miss out because they do not produce strong enough
applications. This site has a job vacancy section as well as a range of resources on topics such as
securing a vacation placement and succeeding at interview.
The Training Contract and Pupillage Handbook
The handbook is produced in association with the Law Society and contains details of over 1,000 firms
offering training contracts.
The University of Law
The University of Law is the UK's longest-established specialist provider of legal education. In fact, we've
trained more lawyers than anyone else. We can trace our origins to 1876 with the formation of leading
tutorial firm Gibson & Weldon.
UCLAN careers service
‘Your future in Law’ from The University of Central Lancashire contains a series of useful resources:
Applying for a Training Contract
Where to look for Training Contract vacancies
Interview Preparation for Law Students
Gaining Relevant Legal Work Experience
Timetable for Law Students entering the Legal Profession
Career Planning for Potential Barristers
Law FAQs
Becoming a Legal Executive Lawyer
Legal Careers Resources
Working in International Law
Working as a Paralegal