Living in lockdown due to Covid-19 has meant that most law firms are now operating remotely with the majority of staff working from home. It is becoming clear that many of the things that we know and love will not be the same in a post-lockdown life, so I thought that I'd examine how this … Continue reading Law firms in a post-lockdown world.
During a time of global pandemic, many vacation schemes, work experience placements, and interviews are being transformed to virtual sessions, rather than just cancelling them altogether. Although this can be disappointing for those who had visions of getting dressed up in a suit, coffee in hand on a morning commute, and spending a week learning … Continue reading What can I gain from virtual vacation schemes?
I hope you are all safe and well! We’re living in strange times, doing things that we could never have dreamed of, and living a lifestyle that is far from normal. It’s a tough time for many. I wanted to share a few things that I’m grateful for in this period of lockdown. What are … Continue reading Lockdown life…
Today is international women's day, so I thought that it would be an excellent opportunity to share some stories of women who are excelling in their career and becoming fantastic lawyers! I have spoken to a few of the lovely ladies that work in various different roles across our Simpson Millar offices, to find out … Continue reading International Women’s Day 2020
Everyday I work in an area of employment law that not many people know about. 95% of my Instagram followers had never heard of it and wanted to know more. So that has inspired today’s blog post. What is the area that I’m discussing? Protective award claims. I process protective award claims every single day … Continue reading The lesser known area of employment law…
Lots of law graduates and students will be making applications to paralegal jobs, in preparation for working after graduating or whilst studying. I thought it would be helpful to write some of my top tips for making a paralegal application to help with some of those that you may be making! Make sure that you … Continue reading Making a paralegal application.
I've been an employment law paralegal for just over a month now. I had now paralegal experience beforehand, and in honesty was absolutely terrified going into the role! I thought that sharing my experience might help anybody who is about to start a paralegal role, or is considering working as a paralegal once graduating! The … Continue reading What I’ve learned in my first month as a paralegal.
This post has been highly requested on my Instagram, and I have finally got around to writing it! We all know that law is tough, there is a big workload, and many students have to face a few rejections in their time. Here are my tips for dealing with that, and taking it all in … Continue reading Five top tips on staying motivated in a competitive industry
“I looked like I was being powerful but actually I was being destructive” Whilst listening to a podcast this morning, I heard this line. It really challenged me, and I think it’s something that will resonate with a lot of my readers. We live in a world these days that doesn’t sleep. We work around … Continue reading “I looked like I was being powerful but actually I was being destructive”
Blogs: There are so many excellent legal bloggers out there that this might be pretty difficult to pick! I’ve gone with my top three of each, so here we go! Legally Liana Lucie is currently completing the GDL, having secured a training contract at an international firm. She has a passion for inclusion and diversity … Continue reading My top legal blogs, podcasts, and vlogs!