Opportunities

Khokhar Solicitors Training Opportunity

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Khokhar Solicitors is a Solicitors Law Firm Specialist in multi area of law in England & Wales we are looking for trainees.

We are friendly but hard working team, very dedicated and most importantly very passionate about our work.

The ideal candidate we are seeking may be potentially considered for a permanent position subject to satisfactory progress. Our structured two-year Recognised Training Period Programme focuses on building the technical and business skills that are fundamental for trainees to become a successful solicitor. The number and variety of seats available across our office gives the opportunity to gain a real breadth and depth of work during the training contract, meaning that the trainee would do not feel pressured to select an area of specialism too early in their  career.

Structure of Training
The Trainees will spend time in different practice areas and they will be encouraged to spend time in each of different departments. That said, we are flexible, and will work with them to tailor their training contract to suit their preferences, alongside the needs of the business.  The trainee will be allocated a supervisor who will support, encourage and supervise the trainee during his/her seat with them.  The Trainees will also have access to a 'buddy' who will guide them through their training contract and help them feel at home from day one.  

The level of responsibility given to our trainees is high. Trainees will be running their own files, working in a team on bigger transactions and experiencing client contact on the phone and in meetings, making them an integral part of the team, from very early on.

We recruit to retain and view our trainees as our future Associates, and as such we are dedicated to our trainees' successful development. As well as supporting you through their  PSC exams, they  will also receive training on financial and business awareness, how to make the most of your training contract, communication and people skills, and marketing and networking. Once their training contract is complete, they will continue to have access to be spoke development programmes and opportunities at every stage of their career.

Our Trainee Development Programme will offer you:

  • A training contract based in South West London.
  • Coaching and support on a one-to-one basis in relation to develop skills in legal field. 
  • A structured internal development programme aimed at developing the trainee to become a fully- rounded professional
  • Opportunities to attend various legal events outside the firm
  • Opportunity to be part of a sector group where you will have responsibility for cross-selling, generating business development ideas and hosting/attending relevant events

We cover the following area of law

  • Immigration
  • Employment
  • Family
  • Litigation
  • Conveyancing
  • Wills & Probate
  • Landlord and Tenant Law

We are pleased to offer a Training contract to those who are determined to become successful solicitors. 

Those who are interested to work with us, please forward their CV at info@khokharsolicitors.uk we will get back to the interested candidates as soon as possible. 

Nominations for the SOAS Law Society 2018/19 are Open!

It has been a busy year and we hope that we have provided you all with opportunities to engage with us and that you have made the most of such opportunities!

We are pleased to announce that nominations for the SOAS Law Society's 2018/19 committee are now open. A document containing role descriptions is attached in PDF form and interested students should ensure they use this document to nominate themselves for the role most suitable to them. 

Please note the following: 

  • All roles are open to either LLB Law students or BA Law and ... students. The role of Non-Law officer is open to BA or BSc students across all departments at SOAS. 
  • All roles are restricted to students in their 2nd, 3rd, or 4th (where applicable) years. Students who are currently in their 1st year of study, who will be in their 2nd, 3rd, or 4th years by the 2018/19 academic year are welcome to apply. 
  • The role of President is only open to 3rd year students. 
  • The role of Technology Officer should desirably have website and graphic design skills. 

Deadline for nominations: 11 March, 2018.

Elections will be open from 12 March, 2018 until 22 March, 2018. Following this, the current (2017/18) committee will hand over all SOAS Law Society functions to the incoming (2018/19) committee. 

Best of luck to the nominees! 

Redress

Thanks to all of you who attended yesterday's human rights careers event with the fantastic speakers from the London human rights organisation, REDRESS!

If you are interested in applying for internships, please visit this page: https://redress.org/about/work-at-redress/internships/

Should you have further questions, do not hesitate to contact us at lawsociety@soas.ac.uk or Sara Alqamish! 😀

BPP Assessment Day (London) - A Time to Shine

Sharpen up your professional skills and walk away with greater confidence by attending our mock assessment day events, held at BPP University Law School, Holborn.

This session includes:

• Practising mock assessment centre tasks, with an opportunity to obtain individual feedback

• Drafting, resilience and negotiation activities

• A panel session with speakers and BPP University Alumni

• Dedicated session for aspiring barristers

• Networking with local practitioners

• Walk away with our “Professional Skills and Commercial Awareness” certificate to enhance your CV

• No preparation required

Date: Wed 28 February 2018

Time: 16:00 – 20:30

Location: 

BPP University Law School
68-70 Red Lion Street
London
WC1R 4NY

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REDRESS Internship Opportunities

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REDRESS is a human rights charity based in London that works internationally to combat torture by seeking justice and reparation for torture survivors. Through advocacy, litigation and capacity-building REDRESS works to ensure that perpetrators of torture are punished and the rights of victims of torture to justice and reparation are enforced.

REDRESS offers legal internships to excellent law graduates and LLM students with a strong background in international human rights work. REDRESS has four regular intakes per year however, in exceptional circumstances, we can be flexible with regards to the start and finish date.

Our legal internships will suit candidates who are looking to expand their CV with an interest in developing a career in the Third Sector or human rights field. Placements can be full time or part-time. All placements are based at our London offices (87 Vauxhall Walk, SE11 5HJ) and the successful candidates will work with REDRESS program staff. Lunch and travel expenses are covered up to £10 per day and a minimum commitment of three months is required. In light of the living costs in London, prospective interns are strongly encouraged to seek external funding for the internship through their university or other institutions.

Intern responsibilities

Legal interns will work with REDRESS staff on a number of assignments. These include independent research on torture cases, factual and/or legal research for reports and submissions before domestic and regional courts, the International Criminal Court and UN treaty body mechanisms. The role may also require some administrative work supporting REDRESS staff.

Our legal interns may work in one or several of our four programme areas:

- Casework

- Post-Conflict Justice

- National Standards

- International Standards

More information can be found here: http://www.redress.org/internships-/internships

Pro Bono Community - Volunteering Opportunity

Pro Bono Community is an organisation offering an interesting opportunity for students to volunteer within social welfare areas of law. The opportunity is a training and volunteering scheme where students are provided with training and then a volunteering placement is coordinated for them to attend at a law centre of advice agency. Placements are across a range of agencies such as Shelter, South West London Law Centres, and various Citizens Advice Bureaus. 

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The opportunity is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students from any discipline although they are targeting those studying law.

They require a commitment of two days of training and generally the placements require at least 1 day a week for a period of 3 months. 

In order to find out more/apply students need to follow this link and log-in using their student details. 

REDRESS Internship Opportunities

REDRESS is a human rights charity based in London that works internationally to combat torture by seeking justice and reparation for torture survivors. Through advocacy, litigation and capacity-building REDRESS works to ensure that perpetrators of torture are punished and the rights of victims of torture to justice and reparation are enforced.

REDRESS offers legal internships to excellent law graduates and LLM students with a strong background in international human rights work. REDRESS has four regular intakes per year however, in exceptional circumstances, we can be flexible with regards to the start and finish date.

Our legal internships will suit candidates who are looking to expand their CV with an interest in developing a career in the Third Sector or human rights field. Placements can be full time or part-time. All placements are based at our London offices (87 Vauxhall Walk, SE11 5HJ) and the successful candidates will work with REDRESS program staff. Lunch and travel expenses are covered up to £10 per day and a minimum commitment of three months is required. In light of the living costs in London, prospective interns are strongly encouraged to seek external funding for the internship through their university or other institutions.

Intern responsibilities

Legal interns will work with REDRESS staff on a number of assignments. These include independent research on torture cases, factual and/or legal research for reports and submissions before domestic and regional courts, the International Criminal Court and UN treaty body mechanisms. The role may also require some administrative work supporting REDRESS staff.

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Our legal interns may work in one or several of our four programme areas:

- Casework

- Post-Conflict Justice

- National Standards

- International Standards

More information can be found here: http://www.redress.org/internships-/internships

StudyGroup - Paid Internship Opportunity in the Legal Department

The legal department at Study Group, a multinational education management company is looking for a part time/ full time intern at the London Corporate Office. The intern would be required to assist the General Counsel and legal team in multiple aspects of the business, including but not limited to commercial contracts, tax, compliance, HR and other general legal matters. To be eligible, you must be in your final year of your undergraduate law degree, or enrolled in a postgraduate law degree. 

This is a paid internship opportunity, with flexible hours and other employment benefits, and which is available immediately. For more information and to submit your CV, please contact Shannon Lim at 634517@soas.ac.uk.

SOAS Exclusive Dinner with Travers Smith LLP + Additional Note Regarding the Application Process

The SOAS Law Society is holding an exclusive dinner with Travers Smith LLP, a leading corporate, financial and commercial law firm. A select few of you will be able to network with its trainees and learn more about the firm in preparation for Vacation Schemes and Training Contracts applications.

The dinner will consist of a 3 course meal and will take place at The Refinery in New Street Square on the 22nd November. More information will be released in the weeks leading up to the event.

To apply, please find attached the TS Dinner Application with further details. Please note that the first deadline is 1st November. We look forward to receiving and reviewing your applications!

Please direct any queries you may have to Sonia at lawsociety@soas.ac.uk.


Additional Note:
We have received a couple of queries regarding the Exclusive Dinner with Travers Smith LLP. We would like to address each in turn in order to make the process as accessible as possible:


1. Bias

Please be assured that in the interest of the Law Society, we intend to accept those candidates who have shown the most interest in Travers Smith. As such, we will select students accordingly with this criteria in mind. Additionally, your application will be reviewed by members of the Law Society who are not applying to the dinner.

2. Privacy

Only members of the Law Society who will be reviewing your application will have access to your application, and these same members will not be applying for the opportunity themselves. What the reviewing panel will be focusing on is not the details of your grades, rather, the commitment and interest you have shown in the firm and how you hope to use this dinner as an opportunity to invest further into your prospective career with the firm.

3. Requisites of the Application Process

If you are put off applying by the requisites of the process (CV and Cover Letter), please note that it allows us to select you based on your demonstrated interest in the firm rather than on factors such as your academic achievement. Additionally, doing your research on the firm will help you engage far more in conversation during the dinner.

 

This dinner is a great opportunity to showcase your interest in Travers Smith when it comes to applying for Vacation Schemes or Training Contracts with them. Don't miss it!
 

Rare Recruitment Opportunities

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For those of you interested in applying to Allen & Overy, Ashurst, Clifford Chance, Freshfields, Herbert Smith Freehills, Hogan Lovells, Latham & Watkins, Macfarlanes, Slaughter and May, Sutton Trust, Travers Smith, White & Caseand more, please find details of Rare Recruitment below:

We make the candidate better, not the process easier. We help brilliant people fulfil their promise through our one on one career guidance and multi award-winning longitudinal development programmes.

With Rare, you choose which applications to make to which clients. You always apply in the same way as any other candidate: the same application form, sit the same numerical and verbal tests, and do the same interviews and assessment centres. There are no “fast tracks” and no back doors – you get the job on merit.

Rare’s standards are high; we’re elite – we look for outstanding people – but not elitist - we have people from over 100 universities on our books. We have no minimum grade requirements – we look at every application to Rare in its full social, educational and personal context.

How it Works?

Apply online. We’ll assess your application and if we think we can help then we’ll invite you to join Rare. We’ll call you to arrange an initial meeting where we can examine some career possibilities.

We’ll help you make applications. We’ll give you completely free, one-to-one personal development sessions, with experts including a qualified Executive Coach, in everything from numeracy tests to CVs and application forms; from interviews to group tasks and assessment centres. On average, candidates rate the support they get from Rare at 4.82 out of 5 on a scale where 3 is satisfactory, 4 is good, and 5 is excellent.

You’ll receive regular updates with early notice on exclusive Rare client events.

To apply to become a Rare candidate and/or learn more about the programme, visit https://www.rarerecruitment.co.uk/index.php