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The 21st Century Lawyer

The 21st Century Lawyer

August has been a productive month for Accutrainee; we saw a significant increase in demand for trainee and paralegal requests, as well as developing new partnerships with several new clients, ultimately offering even more opportunities to our aspiring lawyers. While…
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SQE, what, where, when and why?

SQE Background In June 2020, the SRA Board agreed on the final structure of the new Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) concluding a nine-year review of solicitor training. It also confirmed that the Covid-19 crisis will not delay its introduction in…
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The world of work has changed… not so much!

Much of what I have read in the last few weeks suggests seismic changes to working practices post pandemic. It is something that concerns me because it has the potential to be particularly impactful for our Trainees and their ongoing…
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How the world has changed in 30 days

Even though we knew it was coming, the shock of the last 30 days has had a considerable impact on us personally and professionally. I am sick of reading about coronavirus in the papers; but the very fact that I…
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A message from our Operations Director

I am very pleased to have been given the opportunity by Susan to join the team at Accutrainee as the new Operations Director and I am very much looking forward to getting to know Accutrainee’s clients over the coming months.…
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Flexible Working – What is it good for?

Is it time for employers to embrace flexible working? By Susan Cooper, Accutrainee Founder Earlier this year, I was on a panel at the Law Society’s Gender Equality in Law symposium to discuss how flexible working can attract and retain talent. Listening…
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Do Diversity & Inclusion make good commercial sense?

Question: What is the business case for ensuring that organisations are diverse and inclusive? Answer: Institutions from all sectors, whether they are corporates, law firms or financial institutions, to name a few, have developed diversity and inclusion policies in response…
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Accutrainee Update

Accutrainee – flexible junior resourcing for the legal profession Why are we seeing more in-house training contracts? By Susan Cooper, Accutrainee Founder When I was applying for my trainee contract, I took the same well-trodden path as everyone else at that…
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Why are we seeing more in-house training contracts?

When I was applying for my trainee contract, I took the same well-trodden path as everyone else at that time. That tide has turned… By Susan Cooper, Accutrainee Founder Today, an increasing number of trainees want to train and work…
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Training Contract: more than just learning the law

Accutrainee has given me the opportunity to gain a wide variety of invaluable skills through a bespoke Training Contract tailored to my interests and needs. Accutrainee’s truly unique approach has allowed me to experience not only different types of law…
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Accutrainee Update

I am excited to welcome you to Accutrainee’s first newsletter.  Accutrainee offers a unique trainee resource solution by employing trainee solicitors and sending them on secondments to clients. Find out more about what we do, our candidates and latest developments…
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My First Seat

Earlier this year I completed my first seat with the London office of an American firm. The London office specialises in trade finance and insurance litigation employing some of the leading practitioners in these fields. One of the greatest advantages…
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My First Trainee Secondment

Before starting my first trainee secondment in July this year, I had already researched the client and met my future boss. However, not knowing exactly what was to come on my first secondment to a client still proved a little…
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The advantages of training with Accutrainee

How does the Accutrainee selection process compare to a traditional law firm selection process? The application process was straightforward and quick compared to many traditional law firms.  If successful at application stage, you are invited to attend an HR interview with…
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My Training Contract Journey

Author: Charles Laporte-Bisquit (Qualified Solicitor via Accutrainee) As you embark on what could be a two-year journey of gainful employment in a law firm or company, my main advice to those reading this blog entry is to obtain as wide…
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Cass Alumna Wins Prestigious “The Lawyer” Award

Congratulations to CEO and founder of Accutrainee and Cass alumna Susan Cooper (EMBA 2010) on winning “Most Innovative Collaboration with In-House Legal Teams” at The Lawyer Business Leadership Awards 2015. Accutrainee bridges the gap between graduates, the provision of training…
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Growing from Within

How thinking differently about recruitment can help in-house legal teams meet their biggest challenge… The challenges facing in-house legal teams are well-documented. An economic and regulatory environment-induced pressure to manage increasing workload, while containing or in many cases reducing resources.…
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Legal Business: In-house analysis “Lessons Learned”

While the in-house profession has come of age, the number of home-grown trainees remains tiny. Legal Business assesses whether in-house teams should lessen their reliance on law firm-schooled staff. Despite talk of radical changes to legal education and burgeoning in-house…
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Law Society Gazette: Accutrainee welcomes first recruit

A groundbreaking scheme that finds trainees and seconds them to law firms on a temporary basis has welcomed its first recruit. Flora Hussey has become the first trainee to sign up to Accutrainee since it was launched last September. Trainees…
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Lawyer2B: Accutrainees first qualifiers land NQ jobs

The first two people to go through the Accutrainee program have landed newly qualified jobs with firms they were placed with. Flora Hussey has taken up an associate role at London private client boutique New Quadrant Partners, while Simon Latham…
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The Lawyer: Fledgling training model off to a flying start

More than 400 aspiring lawyers have signed up to the radical new training model Accutrainee since its launch in September 2011. To date the revolutionary training business has had four organisations commit to the programme, which incorporates a combination of…
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