USEFUL LINKS TO LAW RESOURCES
Click to access websites listed below
Legable seeks to make the legal profession accessible for everyone - no matter your background.
They aim to collate and share resources available for aspiring and current law students from less advantaged backgrounds in the UK into one online platform. This includes information regarding funding, work experience programmes and mentoring schemes.
ALL ABOUT LAW
The law careers experts: everything you need to know about law jobs, law courses, law firms, and the steps you'll need to take to enter the legal world.
LAW CAREERS.NET (LCN)
LawCareers.Net (LCN) is all about law - a comprehensive, one-stop online resource created for future lawyers and those who recruit them.
By providing information, advice, events, and one-on-one mentoring for Aspiring Solicitors, we aim to increase diversity within the legal profession.
THE STUDENT LAWYER
Whether you're at law school, university, or sixth form, if you're thinking about studying law or exploring law careers, The Student Lawyer is here to help.
THE CHAMBERS STUDENT
Over 160 law firms and barristers' chambers independently reviewed. The student's guide to the legal profession.
LittleLaw is a fast-growing commercial awareness website tailored towards law students. We make bite-sized reports on the latest news stories!
WHAT THE LAWYER
WTL is all about making the law and the legal profession accessible to all!
LEARN the law through our bitesize legal knowledge posts.
BECOME a lawyer with the help of our aspiring lawyer portal and all that goes with it.
CONNECT with the legal profession through our interviews, blog, podcasts and more.
Whether you're trying to get into the profession, wanting to learn more about it, currently practising or weighing up your options... there's something for everyone!
Legal news, market insight and law careers advice.
COMMERCIAL LAW ACADEMY
The Commercial Law Academy is a comprehensive e-learning platform for aspiring commercial lawyers, complete with hundreds of videos and articles, practical tips, interactive quizzes, insider insights, flow charts, downloadable e-guides and exclusive guidance from industry experts and qualified lawyers. Courses include: boosting your CV, writing successful applications, networking and LinkedIn, preparing for assessment centres, tackling psychometric tests, developing practical commercial awareness, discussing current affairs and industry trends, preparing for interview case studies, understanding training contracts, developing a growth mindset, setting up and growing a business, employability Q&As and more
THE LEX 100
The student guide to the UK's premier law firms. Providing advice on training contracts, vacation schemes, deadlines, law careers and the legal profession.
Crafty Counsel is the home of in-house legal content. With relevant, authentic and convenient content crafted specifically for in-house legal professionals. Featuring some of legal’s brightest and best exploring wide-ranging topics such as FinTech, whistleblowing, managing teams and personal career growth.
Crafty Community brings in-house legal professionals with diverse backgrounds together from across the globe. As a hub for sharing experiences, forming invaluable connections and learning from experts, the Crafty Community hosts intimate virtual meet-ups and events.
Crafty Studios is a content strategy and production house. Helping brands to cut through the noise of the legal industry and achieve their goals by crafting inspiring and compelling stories which capture their essence and expertise.
THE LAW SOCIETY GAZETTE
The publication of record to solicitors in England and Wales.
PRIME is an alliance of law firms across the UK and Republic of Ireland determined to improve access to, and socio-economic diversity within, the legal profession.
Students - When you are looking for legal work experience, your background shouldn't matter.
THE LAW SOCIETY
The Law Society is the independent professional body for solicitors. We are the voice of solicitors, driving excellence in the profession and safeguarding the rule of law in England & Wales.
We offer advice and support on becoming a solicitor and career development for solicitors.
THE LAWYER PORTAL
The Lawyer Portal is the trusted resource for aspiring legal professionals from all backgrounds. · The site offers free, step-by-step guides, innovative online learning, courses, conferences and bespoke tutoring packages.
It offers content written by professional lawyers and education experts, with input from top law firms, like Freshfields, Hogan Lovells, Dentons and many more.
TLP’s free guides cover all stages of getting into law, including: LNAT, Law Personal Statements, Law Apprenticeships, Law Conversion Courses, How to become a Solicitor and How to become a Barrister.
The Lawyer Portal is committed to widening participation. It’s comprehensive guides to all stages of studying and pursuing a career in law are accessible to everyone at no cost.
TARGET JOBS - LAW
The legal profession hires both law graduates and non-law graduates. Thinking about becoming a barrister or solicitor? Find the advice and work experience opportunities essential for entering a career in law.
SIMPLY LAW CAREER HUB
Welcome to Simply Law Career Hub, the destination site to stay connected with the world's legal community.
- Get career guidance
- Read exclusive content
- Connect with our forum
“We want to provide law professionals with insights for their career growth, allowing them to connect and discover new opportunities.”
SCOTLAND LEGAL RESOURCES
THE SCOTTISH LAWYER
The Scottish Lawyer website is aimed at increasing social mobility in the Scottish legal sector.
Founder and NQ Scottish Solicitor, Nadia Cook, has created FREE how to guides, templates and other resources which are accessible from the website and will be useful for law students, diploma students, trainees and junior legal professionals/lawyers. The resources are useful for everyone, not just those studying and practising law in Scotland, however, there is also a Scotland specific resource page.
Alongside this the Scottish Lawyer runs an Instagram platform and creates content and hosts informal 'legal career chats' with different legal industry professionals (especially in Scotland) to enable aspiring lawyers and students to take away tips and ideas about what they may wish to do in the future, and increase diversity and inclusion within the legal sector.
I am always looking for contributions from students and legal professionals to participate in career chats, contributions of blog articles for the website, ideas for templates and how to guides, or contributions for short informative posts for our IG platform. Please contact me by DM if you would like to get involved.
LAW SOCIETY OF SCOTLAND
The Law Society of Scotland is the professional governing body for Scottish solicitors. It promotes excellence among solicitors through the support and regulation of its members. It also promotes the interests of the public in relation to the profession.
All Scots Law LLB and Diploma in Professional Legal Practice students are eligible to apply to become a student associate member for free!
SCOTTISH LEGAL NEWS
Scottish Legal News is Scotland’s leading independent legal portal serving the entire Scottish legal community.
We publish a free daily email newsletter which is sent directly to the inboxes of thousands of Scottish lawyers working in the many diverse areas of the profession.
SCOTTISH YOUNG LAWYERS ASSOCIATION (SYLA)
The Scottish Young Lawyers' Association (SYLA) is a non-profit organisation, which educates, entertains and represents young lawyers in Scotland.
The SYLA is run for and on behalf of young lawyers and now boasts over 3,100 members across the country. Run by a committee of volunteers, it runs over 30 events a year across Scotland and regularly contributes to debates on issues affecting the future of the profession.
Membership of the SYLA is free and you can sign up for their email alerts.
TRAINEE AND NEWLY QUALIFIED SOCIETY (TANQ)
Attending TANQ events is not only a great way to meet new people, network and hear about what's happening in law firms in and around Glasgow, but it is also a good opportunity to increase your knowledge and understanding of different areas of law. If you are starting your legal career, TANQ is an invaluable way to learn from other people's experiences and to make contacts that may help you in the future - and it's free!
We aim to put on 5 or 6 education seminars per year as well as several social events. The seminars generally qualify for one hour of TCPD time (for trainees) or CPD time (for newly qualified solicitors). The Royal Faculty of Procurators in Glasgow is certified by the Law Society as an external provider of TCPD.
Events are free to attend for all trainees and newly qualified solicitors (up to 2 years qualified) regardless of whether their firms are members of the Royal Faculty, law students and those completing their Diploma in Legal Practice are also most welcome to attend events.
There is a charge of £20 for solicitors over 2 years PQE who wish to attend TANQ events.
Hey legal brings you innovative content about the important things happening in law and the Scottish legal sector.
Our aim is to inspire new ideas and thinking in Scottish law firms. We want to re-imagine learning for Scottish lawyers. Hey Legal is designed to change the status quo from doing only the minimal required CPD hours, to participating in engaged daily learning through choice.
THE FACULTY OF ADVOCATES
The Faculty of Advocates is an independent body of lawyers who have been admitted to practise as advocates before the courts of Scotland, especially the Court of Session and the High Court of Justiciary. The Faculty of Advocates is a constituent part of the College of Justice and is based in Edinburgh.
Their webpage contains a section with general information on becoming an Advocate.
CRIME.SCOT - SCOTS LAW BLOG
A work-in-progress guide to Scottish criminal law by Andrew Crosbie, an Advocate at the Scottish Bar.
He started this site in his spare time, with the aim of creating a free and accessible Scottish criminal law resource.
LAW SCOT JOBS
The official recruitment website of the Law Society of Scotland
THE SCOTTISH LAW BLOG
The Managing Director and Consultant to the Company is Bruce de Wert, a Scottish Solicitor in private practice and an Honorary Sheriff.
Bruce has always been an Internet pioneer. He also wrote one of the first document-assembly programs for lawyers using the Wordperfect code system.