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International Womens Day

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International Women's Day (IWD) on 8th March 2019 celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and also continues to campaign for gender parity. In 2016, Lexis Nexis blogged about women in the legal profession stating...

Sophie's Apprenticeship Story

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Author: Sophie Gregory This week we celebrate National Apprenticeship week by highlighting the stories of some of the apprentices who have started their careers at Brethertons and the different paths they have chosen following completion of their...

We should all become Yosser Hughes

Shaun Jardine
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As I wrote this title I realised that possibly two thirds of those reading this would have no idea what I was talking about and a third would instantly know and smile…old Yosser . It was like the reaction I had the other day when I closed a meeting...

We are watching you!

Shaun Jardine
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From time to time I blog about some of the letters that I receive from candidates wanting to join my firm. I hate it when letters are not addressed properly, or contain typographical errors. It is unfortunate as the lack of attention often lands them on the...

A day in the life of a legal apprentice: Edward Arnold

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09:00 I’ve been at work for around half an hour now, and I’ve already finished my first cup of tea! I check my diary and emails for anything urgent that’s cropped up overnight, and prioritise my workload. I get the ‘quick...

So you want to be a Lawyer?

Shaun Jardine
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Law has for generations been one of the attractive professions for many young people. It usually ranks along side Medicine and Accountancy. Historically, the route into law used to be obtaining a law degree or some other kind of degree, attending law school...

Who wants a training contract?

Shaun Jardine
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The other day I spoke at a university about mediation and the role that it has to play in today’s legal world.  For those of you that don’t know, I am passionate about mediation and undertake a dozen or so mediations every year. At the end...

Success for Brethertons LLP as they are recognised as a Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer

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The team here at Brethertons is celebrating today after being recognised at the fourth Top in 100 Apprenticeship Employers list, announced at the National Apprenticeship Awards which took place during The Skills Show in Birmingham. The Top 100 List,...