TCLA General Discussion Thread 2021-22 (#1)

TC fiend

Legendary Member
  • Apr 27, 2021
    171
    381
    Hi everyone - I am looking for some advice!

    Does anyone know the best way to observe any court proceedings in London? If anyone has arranged such visits in the past, I'd be keen to hear from you!
    Just Google “daily cause list” - that will take you to a Justice.gov.uk link that shows you which hearings are on each day in each court and whether they are open to the public
     
    • Like
    Reactions: Jessica Booker

    Jessica Booker

    Legendary Member
    Graduate Recruitment
    Premium Member
    Forum Team
    Aug 1, 2019
    9,077
    13,508
    Hi, just wondering if anyone knows rough dates firm release LPC grants if you are doing accelerated LPC?
    There won’t be a specific date across firms. You should speak to your firm and ask when it will be paid as different firms have different policies/processes on this.

    It’s a very reasonable question to ask so I really would worry about asking.
     
    • Like
    Reactions: MikSoroko

    Jessica Booker

    Legendary Member
    Graduate Recruitment
    Premium Member
    Forum Team
    Aug 1, 2019
    9,077
    13,508
    • ℹ️
    Reactions: S87

    manchester12

    Distinguished Member
    Gold Member
    Premium Member
    Feb 18, 2021
    60
    180

    Jessica Booker

    Legendary Member
    Graduate Recruitment
    Premium Member
    Forum Team
    Aug 1, 2019
    9,077
    13,508
    Thank you, that was it! Ive just ordered it. Do you think it will help with my vac scheme?
    I think it just helps in general rather than for vacation schemes specifically. It won't really cover how to structure documents etc - it is purely a grammar book that tells you the correct way of writing and the common ways in which things are written incorrectly, and therefore what's the proper way the write certain words and phrases.
     

    Jessica Booker

    Legendary Member
    Graduate Recruitment
    Premium Member
    Forum Team
    Aug 1, 2019
    9,077
    13,508
    For any non-UK students/graduates in our community....

    This has been kept super quiet by the UK Government, but a new visa launches at the end of this month called the High Potential Individual visa.

    It allows anyone who has studied at a university that ranks highly in global rankings (top 50 in two or more of the recognised ranking systems) to obtain a visa and live in the UK for up to 2 years (3 years if you have studied at a PhD level).

    The good thing about the visa is that it doesn't require you to be sponsored by an employer, meaning there is no cost to the employer to hire you. The downside though is that you have to cover the costs yourself (£715 + healthcare surcharge). If your degree was not studied in English, then you also need to show you have passed a B1 level of a recognised language test.

    You also don't need a job lined up. Your visa effectively allows you to come to the UK to do whatever you want during that time.

    Unsurprisingly there is a huge lack of information from the UK Government on this at the moment - only a list of the universities you need to have studied at (and you have to look at the year you graduated from that school) - High Potential Individual visa: global universities list - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk). However, you may want to look at something like this that explains the visa in a little more detail: New U.K. High Potential Individual Visa (HPI) - SBNRI