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Getting Out Of Your Comfort Zone

Company and Commercial law is something that I had never envisaged doing in practice as a student at university or law school. My experience is almost entirely in criminal defence and therefore when I was asked a couple of months ago to assist with a multi-million pound share purchase agreement of a company, to say that I was feeling slightly daunted is an understatement! 490 more words

Becoming A Solicitor

From law school to practice – the trainee transition

The move from studying at law school to being a practicing trainee solicitor can be a daunting one. This is particularly true if, like me, when starting your training contract your experience of working at a law firm is limited to vacation schemes. 514 more words


In at the deep end part 2

‘ After careful consideration, I regret to inform you that your application has been unsuccessful’, those 14 words became a regular occurrence throughout Training Contract Season. 319 more words


The September shake-up: all change

September is a time of transition for the junior members of the firm. A new intake of trainees will be joining, the current first year trainees will be moving into the second year of their Training Contract and final seat trainees will take up their new roles as newly qualified solicitors. 326 more words


Welcoming the New Trainee Solicitors

It is a momentous week. It is the last week of my second seat, the half-way mark in my training contract, and the week that the new trainees start. 237 more words

Becoming A Solicitor

1 September

Today is the first time in five years where I haven’t had to worry about the training contract “deadline” day of 1 September. Instead I can turn part of my attention to the football transfer deadline day, which happens to fall on 01/09 this year, but more importantly write my first blog entry for Star Potential. 1,182 more words


T Minus One

Tomorrow’s the big day – the first day of my training contract (or “period of recognized training”, as it’s now known). I’m nervous. I’m excited. I’m not enough of either of those things, and too much all at the same time. 297 more words

Alasdair Stuart