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Becoming a Criminal Barrister

Becoming a Criminal Barrister

A criminal barrister sits in court and tries to persuade a jury that their client is not guilty. In this role, the public will come up against them as they represent people who have been accused of committing crimes such as theft or fraud. This job has its challenges...

The Daily Routine of a Judge in the UK

The Daily Routine of a Judge in the UK

A judge in the United Kingdom has one of the most essential jobs on earth. They have an integral part of our society. They are responsible for many different roles, including ensuring that justice is served, upholding human rights, keeping people safe from harm, and...

3 of The UK’s Most Famous Court Cases

3 of The UK’s Most Famous Court Cases

The British legal system is known for its strict adherence to the rule of law and its adversarial process. The UK has a standard law system instead of the civil law systems found in many other countries. Common law is based on precedent, so an important part of it is...

Best Podcasts for Law Students

Best Podcasts for Law Students

Law is a highly complex and competitive field. For anyone to succeed, they really do need to immerse themselves in study and networking. Listening to podcasts can be helpful for law students. It can help them to understand the nuts and bolts of practising, and to...

Practising Law Internationally: 101

Practising Law Internationally: 101

International law professionals are vital to the smooth functioning of many businesses and crucial for many people attempting to navigate the complex waters of reconciling different countries’ legal systems. Like a traditional professional in this field, they...

Alternative Careers for Law Professionals

Alternative Careers for Law Professionals

Working as a law professional is an impressive accomplishment, and anyone who has worked in the field should be incredibly proud of their endeavors. However, the industry can also be stressful and time-consuming; those who work there may eventually find themselves...

The Difference Between Criminal and Civil Law in the UK

The Difference Between Criminal and Civil Law in the UK

The two main branches of law in the United Kingdom are criminal and civil law. Many people are unclear about what defines criminal law and how it differs from civil law. Criminal cases are dealt with differently than civil cases and involve different types of...