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Forward Planning & Organisation

The nature of the job of being a solicitor is that sometimes you will go through quiet periods and other times be far busier. For the last 4-6 weeks, my workload has definitely worked around the latter. 317 more words

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What changes have Alternative Business Structures brought to the legal industry?

Since the Legal Services Act 2007 received Royal Assent, the legal profession has seen a number of changes. Arguably the most significant is the introduction of the Alternative Business Structure (ABS). 482 more words

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Fail to diarise at your peril!

As any law student worth their salt will know, keeping an eye on forthcoming deadlines is essential. Whether it is a piece of coursework or a work experience/vacation scheme/training contract application – missing the deadline is just not an option. 546 more words

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The benefits of changing seats

The structure of the training contract is quite unique in that a trainee gets the benefit of trying out different areas of the legal profession before deciding on which area to qualify into. 330 more words

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Cover Letters: the time has come!

The sun is shining, the smell of cut grass is in the air, this can only mean one thing…it is training contract deadline time! Although this time feels like finally I can start being in control of my future career I also have the same panic as most, that at this stage to get my lawyer brain through the door, I have to sound amazing on paper!!!! 442 more words


Putting our estates in order

The previous few blog entries have referred to the change of seats at the beginning of March. I have now moved into my final seat (scary!) which is split between Litigation and Probate. 264 more words

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My first 6 months...

I have now finished my first six months at Woodfines in the litigation department and am staying there for another three months. They have been challenging, but having now had a chance to reflect on them I realise how far I have come. 274 more words

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