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Episode 1: The search for the 21st Century Lawyer

In the first episode of Accutrainee’s Conversations in Law podcast, Hobz De Caux talks with their Director of Operations, Kevin O’Shea, about what it means to be a lawyer in the 21st Century. This discussion raises interesting points concerning how…
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Here’s what we’ve been up to!

In the last newsletter I discussed our approach to training and development which is paramount to developing lawyers that can meet the business and social demands of the 21st Century. This type of forward planning and innovative thinking is very…
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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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Tools for supporting healthy remote working

Accutrainee has been seeking out some specific tools that can assist in developing healthy remote working practices which we thought may be helpful to our wider audience. We have compiled a list that we or our clients have found useful…
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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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Lesley O’Neill – Newly Qualified Accutrainee

At Accutrainee, we focus on offering unique and flexible in-house training contracts. As an SRA registered training establishment, you’ll not only benefit from the opportunity to work with a variety of firms, but also receive dedicated mentoring and support throughout your training…
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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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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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