Our students are encouraged to reflect on their experiences in Student Law Office. We believe that reflection is what turns experience into learning, and we are keen to develop our students as 'reflective practitioners'. In this blog post, Katie reflects on her experience of reflection so far. As with any career, personal development is a … Continue reading Studying your reflection
It’s that time of year again where students who have been working in the Student Law Office begin to prepare for life after university. Following on from Abbie’s welcome post in November, it seems fitting to reflect on the work we have completed this year – and what a year it’s been! We have been … Continue reading Farewell from the 2015/16 firms!
When budding commercial lawyers consider their career in practice, or how they might acquire the elusive training contract, the focus on large commercial firms is natural. However, to focus only on commercial training in its typical sense is to deprive a future trainee of a goldmine of experience. Hundreds of companies within the UK are … Continue reading What’s so good about in-house?
A current commercial issue that may inevitably confront businesses in our region is the quite recent implementation of newly operating Alternative Business Structures. Alternative Business Structures is an innovative idea whereby under the Legal Services Act 2007 non-legal organisations can give legal advice and share management of law firms by obtaining a licence, resulting in … Continue reading ABS: Will it create a law firm SOS?
Welcome to the first blog post of wetakecareofbusiness! This blog is brought to you by the students and supervisors of the Business and Commercial firms at Northumbria University's award winning Student Law Office. Over the coming months, we'll be telling you more about the work of the Student Law Office and what it is like … Continue reading Welcome to our blog!