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How to be a successful first year law student

So the mad rush of Freshers and associated tidal wave of new experiences has just started to subside and the reality has set in, there is some actual law involved with a law degree. 932 more words


Starting The Training Contract

Having spent months eagerly awaiting the start of my training contract, it comes as no surprise that these past 2 weeks have flown by. As I’m sure most trainees will experience, the walk through the office doors on your first day will be one of the most exciting and fulfilling experiences of your professional career to date. 358 more words

Becoming A Solicitor

Week One – How it’s going so far...

So, it’s really here… the fabled “TC”; something akin to gold dust among law and GDL graduates in this day and age, and something I have been working towards for what feels like many, many moons. 424 more words

Becoming A Solicitor

It's almost time!

With only a week and a half standing between me, and my first term at university, I have created this blog to document my time there, to discuss current affairs and legal issues and keep in touch with others who study law. 193 more words


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