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Anderson Law LLP training contract 2012
Closing date: 3 August 2012, by 5pm
Anderson Law LLP, a niche intellectual property and commercial law practice, is offering a training contract to start in Autumn 2012.
Anderson Law's clients are made up primarily of high-tech companies (including bio-technology, medical research and computer companies) and universities (including their technology transfer units).
We also write practitioner-based books and materials, for Oxford University Press, LexisNexis, Bloomsbury Professional Publishing and the Law Society. The topics covered have included intellectual property, technology law, transactions in biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, contract drafting and commercial law.
The person we are looking for will have a good academic record, probably have a science background, and preferably (but not essential) have had some experience in industry/business.
The position will based at our offices in Oxfordshire, although a certain amount of travel will be involved, mainly to our clients' offices in London and the South East. Own transport desirable.
The salary will be greater than the Law Society's recommendations for trainees.
The closing date for application is 3 August 2012, by 5pm.
To apply please send us:
1. a one page covering letter explaining what in your background would make you suitable for Anderson Law LLP (no more than 250 words); and
2. your CV (which must contain the Required information - see below);
3. answers to the Research Exercise - see below.
You can submit your application by
1. Email: send an email with one or more attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org. The attachments can be in the following formats: RTF (rich text format), Microsoft Word (any version), Corel WordPerfect, searchable PDF
2. Post: send the application to Mark Anderson, Anderson Law LLP, 76 Wallingford Road, Shillingford, Oxfordshire, OX10 7EU.
Please do not send your application by facsimile. Applications made by facsimile will not be accepted or acknowledged.
Our preference is that applications are made by email attachments. If you cannot make your application in one of the ways described above please contact Mark Anderson before the closing date.
We expect to invite short-listed candidates for first round interviews in the week commencing 20 August 2012. Second round interviews are likely to take place the week commencing 27 August 2012.
Your CV must include the following information:
1. Name (title, first name, last name).
2. Permanent contact details (address, telephone number, mobile telephone number, email address).
3. Term-time contact details (address, telephone number, email address--if relevant)
4. Date of birth.
5. References (one academic, one work (if you have worked) or other).
6. LPC provider (provider, date started and completed, overall grade achieved, grades for individual subjects -- if results known, if not known yet, please provide predicted grades and date when results will be known).
7. GDL or law degree provider (provider, date started and completed, grade achieved, subjects studied and individual grades achieved).
8. First degree provider (if different to 7. subject studied, date completed, grade achieved).
9. Secondary education qualifications (number and grades, of GCSE/'O'/'A' levels, school(s) attended.
10. Other qualifications achieved (level, provider, date of completion, grade achieved)
11. Work experience (organisation, dates of employment, job-title, duties).
12. Other (any other information that you wish to mention).
Rather than requiring applicants to answer questions like:
"why do you want to become a lawyer"; or
"describe a difficult or challenging situation which you have faced";
we prefer that you provide answers to two practical questions. We believe this method of application will test your abilities better than answering these generic questions (although, we may want to ask you them at an interview!).
The questions may be the type of questions which a client asks or which arise from material we are preparing for a forthcoming publication. The questions exercise is typical of the type of note or verbal advice that you might be expected to produce.
Aim of the questions
The aim of the questions is to demonstrate your ability:
a) to find (relevant) material; and
b) to answer specific questions in a short, logical and practical fashion.
You should expect to spend no longer than 3 to 5 hours in conducting your research and preparing your answer to each question. If you find you are spending much longer than this, you will probably be going into too much detail.
How to answer the questions (general points)
Please pay attention to the requirements as to the length of the answers (and how they should be presented) below. If you do not substantially comply with these requirements then we may decide that you have not provided a completed application.
Please do not quote from sources expect where absolutely necessary.
You should aim to spend about the same amount of time on each question.
Answers to questions
Answers to the two questions will be posted on this web-page in September 2012
These appear on this page.
More information on Anderson Law LLP can be found on our web site: www.andlaw.eu
For further information please contract Mark Anderson, email@example.com (or by post to Anderson Law LLP, 76 Wallingford Road, Shillingford, Oxfordshire, OX10 7EU).