Prioritising your wellbeing during lockdown: Q&A with Linklaters

Life as an aspiring commercial lawyer can be challenging. Juggling everyday responsibilities, such as studying, working, and extra-curricular activities, alongside law firm applications, requires good time-management skills and resilience. Yet along the way, it becomes all too easy to neglect one’s most basic self-care rituals, such as sleeping, socialising and exercising. Prioritising mental and physical …

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The UK Immigration Bill: Delivering the ‘will’ of the British People?

With the Coronavirus pandemic taking centre stage on news headlines all around the world for the past 6 months, a hugely significant piece of legislation seems to have slipped off the national radar. That legislation is the hotly contested Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU withdrawal) Act 2020, colloquially termed the ‘Immigration Bill’. The Bill …

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Trump’s Litigation Battle

The news that Joe Biden has already won the election despite some states not officially calling the result, cause angst among Republicans who still hope that the remaining few votes will swing to Trump. Elsewhere in the country, and on Donald Trump’s official twitter, the Republican campaign are threatening to sue the process for fraud …

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Imposter Syndrome for Aspiring Solicitors

In this guest piece, Laura Johnson shares her experience of imposter syndrome having recently gone through the process. Over to Laura who is a future trainee at White & Case for her insight! Imposter Syndrome. Sit with that idea for a second. Have you heard of it before? And if you have, do you understand what it means? …

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The US Justice Department Takes on Google

On Tuesday, the US Justice Department commenced legal action against Google, accusing it of illegal anticompetitive practices. This move reflects increasing frustration on both sides of the political spectrum in the United States about the power and influence in so-called ‘Big Tech’, particularly Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google. The Lawsuit The Justice Department is bringing …

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What does the new ‘tier’ system mean for the hospitality industry?

There seems to be a recurring theme of economic struggle in several posts to The Legal Line Up blog, and a key industry yet to be analysed is the hospitality sector. Whilst I would love to write this piece about how the hospitality industry is booming and employment is higher than ever, the COVID-19 pandemic …

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A Day in the Life of a Media (& Technology / Entertainment) Lawyer

With media and technology being a staple in the lives of nearly everyone in the 20th century, Annabel Smith decided interviewing two lawyers from this sector would be both insightful and eye opening to sectors that aren’t traditionally thought of when choosing to where to qualify. In this week’s article, Annabel Smith interviewed two media …

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US Law firms: Insights from a Future Trainee

For this week's article, The Legal Line Up team spoke with Future Trainee Solicitor Joe Mallet about the so-called 'US Law firms'. Joe breaks down who these firms are and what attracted him to them, as well as offering insight into the various benefits of training at US Law firms. Thanks to Joe for sharing …

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Life as a paralegal at DLA Piper

In this article, Matthew Berrick interviews Chetan Mistry about his experience working at DLA Piper. This piece focuses on the roles and responsibilities of being a paralegal and some tips for aspiring solicitors. Huge thank you to Chetan for sharing his insight! Tell me a bit about yourself and what does a career in commercial …

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