5 top tips to get the best out of Gen Z 

August 31, 2023

Author: Jonathan Worrell, Business Development Director. “Trainees these days have such a different mindset to back in my day!” is something I often hear when talking to partners in law firms.   And it’s true: Gen Z (born 1997-2012) has a new set of skills, values and motivations that will shape the future of the legal […]

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Any tips on automated video interviews?

July 25, 2023

Question answered by Husnara Begum, a former City lawyer-turned career coach and editor of CheekyLittleCareers. Husnara, what advice do you have for aspiring solicitors who are preparing for ‘automated’ video interviews? Indeed, is it even possible to prepare for one? “Automated video interviews used by employers in the legal sector are not to be confused […]

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Why are my applications getting me nowhere?

June 29, 2023

Author: Husnara Begum I made several vacation scheme applications last year and failed to secure a single interview. I’m planning to make another round of applications this Autumn and would like advice on how I can boost my chances of converting these into interviews and/or assessment centres. I’m glad you are pausing to reflect on […]

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Crafty Fest 2023 & Training Opportunities for the Future

June 29, 2023

Author: Tom Armstrong, Business Development Manager at BARBRI The BARBRI team and I had the pleasure of attending the Crafty Counsel’s annual legal conference, Crafty Fest, 2 weeks ago. As I didn’t have the opportunity to go to Glastonbury, I can say for certain it was the best ‘fest’ of the year so far.  It […]

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5 top tips to support your students through the SQE1 exam  

June 7, 2023

Authors: Jonathan Worrell, Business Development Director and Tracy Savage, Learning Director at BARBRI  “Wait? What? A 10-hour exam?”  For employers that are new to SQE, a key challenge is preparing students for the SQE1 style of exam.   This 10-hour mammoth assessment over two days (it is a whopper!) is unlikely to be anything like candidates […]

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5 top tips to manage your paralegal talent pool with SQE

May 16, 2023

Author: Jonathan Worrell, Business Development Director at BARBRI “Many of our paralegals are going off and doing their own thing! It’s a nightmare…”   This is the theme I have heard more than once when talking to law firms about the Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE) – the new route to qualification in England and Wales.   BARBRI […]

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SQE Industry Insights: Document automation with Avvoka

March 9, 2023

Legal tech is a buzzword because it represents a shift in the way the legal industry operates. Using technology to streamline processes, improve efficiency, and increase accessibility. As technology continues to reshape industries, lawyers are exploring how new tools can help them address long-standing challenges and make the delivery of legal services more efficient. Additionally, […]

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A week in the life of a BARBRI student

March 3, 2023

This week on the blog we’re talking to current BARBRI student Aurelia Pyneeandee, who’s giving us an insight into what her typical week looks like while she’s juggling studying for the Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE), her full-time job at a law firm, tutoring and her side hustle as a content creator. Aurelia, also known online […]

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What is the BARBRI CareerHub & how can it support you with QWE?

February 1, 2023

Whether you’re just starting to plan your SQE journey, working on obtaining QWE or you’re a seasoned professional looking for your next step, we want to support you in making the best moves for your career. That’s why we’ve created the BARBRI CareerHub—designed to get you career ready.   But what exactly is the CareerHub? […]

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Rounding up November with BARBRI

December 7, 2022

It’s been another jam-packed month for team BARBRI, with a series of new partnerships, scholarships, events, and support introduced for those hoping to pursue the SQE. To keep you up to date, we wanted to share a quick snapshot of what we’ve been up to. Collaborations & partnerships To help broaden access to the profession, […]

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