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"Work experience is often observation; Kingsley Napley’s Legal Apprentice competition gives students real experience into what it is like to be a solicitor."

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About the Legal Apprentice

The Legal Apprentice is Kingsley Napley’s legal competition for first year Key Stage 5 students. 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.

Places are limited to 900 teams and registration will close on 17 December, or once 900 teams have entered. The competition will run between January and June 2020.

Why Enter?

The competition aims to provide students with first-hand experience of what it is like to be a solicitor. 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
  • Communicating
  • Providing sound advice
  • Creativity

The Prizes

  • The students comprising the winning team will receive £500 each and will be offered the opportunity to be interviewed by Kingsley Napley for the ultimate prize of winning a legal apprenticeship.
  • The student in second place (following the interview mentioned above) will receive a paid three month placement at Kingsley Napley LLP.
  • Remaining students from the winning team will receive one week of work experience at Kingsley Napley.
  • The winning team’s school will receive £5000 to put towards any technical advancement of their choice.
  • Runners up will receive £200 each.
  • The teacher who encourages the most students to enter will receive £100 Amazon voucher.
  • Schools who enter will receive a website banner promoting their participation. Those whose students reach the final will receive “finalist” website banners and trophies.
  • All finalists will receive certificates.

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Most popular questions

Can schools enter multiple teams?

Yes, there is no limit to the number of teams each institution can enter; in fact we are offering a £100 voucher to the teacher who encourages the most students to enter.

Please note however that there is a total limit of 900 teams in the competition this year, so if your school is entering multiple teams, please enter larger teams of 3 or 4 where possible, so that more teams can enter.

When is the Final?

The final will likely be held in late June, but this is subject to change and no firm date has yet been decided. The venue is also to be confirmed, though it will be in London.

When will results and feedback be released?

Feedback will not be released until after all three tasks have been completed. We will however be recording and releasing a video after each task demonstrating the best practice for answering the questions, so that students know where they did well and where they could have done better.

Is the competition limited to first year KS5 students?

Yes, the competition is for students just entering KS5. This is to ensure that our competition does not impact students’ final exams and to focus on students who are not yet decided on their career/education path after Key Stage 5.

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