The Legal Apprentice is Kingsley Napley’s legal competition, in partnership with The Times, for students in school or college in years 12 or equivalent. We invite students to work as part of a team to complete a series of tasks, designed to encourage them to tap into their “inner solicitor” – using skills and logic to provide legal advice for virtual clients. The competition aims to provide students with first-hand experience of what it is like to be a solicitor.
A legal apprenticeship, work experience, cash prizes and travel / accommodation for the finalists are all up for grabs.
What would you do? Try this practice task and get a feel for the competition. If you find this engaging then you must enter.
There are many routes to becoming a solicitor and many reasons why people choose law. Watch personal stories from Kingsley Napley solicitors.
Over the past two years, we have successfully run The Times / Kingsley Napley Student Advocacy Competition. Although the competitions were a great success both years, Kingsley Napley identified a gap.
Not everyone is an orator. Not everyone wants to compete alone. The skills of a solicitor are much more varied than just being able to put forward a good argument – there are so many other qualities that make a great solicitor – including:
- Listening skills
- Inquisitiveness / asking questions
- Strategic thinking and problem solving
- Working in a team
- Providing sound advice
The Legal Apprentice gives students a unique opportunity to find out through personal experience exactly what it is like to be a solicitor. It also offers the chance to understand the nuances between legal practices such as Criminal, Dispute Resolution, Corporate and Employment law for example.
Most importantly, The Legal Apprentice helps students decide if a career in law as a solicitor is something they might want to pursue – whether they had considered it before or not.
Please note: The Legal Apprentice competition is based on the current law of England and Wales (as at Nov 2018). The materials on the student portal and answers to the competition have been prepared in line with the law as it applies at this time. If there are any significant legal updates which impact on the accuracy of these materials during the competition, teachers and students will be notified and updates provided on the website.
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