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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Will Coronavirus finally kill Britain’s high street?

By Emily Chesson, Research Assistant at BCU Brexit Centre Studies The future of the high street has looked gloomy for a long time, far before the Coronavirus pandemic. The onset of the virus has only made it more difficult for retailers to ‘bounce back’. With online shopping being quicker, easier and more practical than ever …

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How I obtained a training contract with limited legal experience at White & Case?

Matthew Berrick recently spoke with Stephanie Lartey who decided to write this guest piece. The aim of this article is to share Stephanie’s experience of securing a training contract with White & Case with limited legal experience. Feel free to contact Matthew Berrick or Stephanie Lartey on LinkedIn if you have any further questions regarding this article. Over to Stephanie for …

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Understanding Legal Technology: Featuring the CEO of Codengines Software

In this article Matthew Berrick interviews Abdul Hakim Manattil who worked for over 16 years at the well known Al Tamimi & Company law firm based in the Middle East. After leaving the firm Abdul went on to create Codengines. A company dedicated to leveraging information in the LegalTech space to assist automation of legal …

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Inside an Energy Company

In this article, Matthew Berrick interviews Ben Men about working at Centrica and the energy sector. Centrica supplies over 25 million customers and have strong footholds in the U.K. and AMER regions. Why did you decide to do a grad scheme within a big corporate like Centrica? I’ve studied law for so long and I’ve …

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COVID-19, Force Majeure and Frustration: Where does this leave contracts within the aviation industry?

On 6th July 2020/ By Maariyah Islam COVID-19 has severely affected the performance of contracts across numerous sectors and industries, including the aviation industry. The pandemic has added strain to contractual relationships within the aviation industry, such as those that exist between airline lessees (and borrowers) and aircraft lessors (and financiers). According to Centre for …

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Vacation Scheme “Do’s” and “Don’ts”

As vacation schemes and summer internships are quickly coming around, some of you may be wondering how you can show the best version of yourself and impress the firms. In this article, Blaise Nsenguwera, Adam Leigh and Leen Kayali provide some things you can do to stand out and some things you should try to …

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A Day in the Life of an IP Lawyer: Q&A with Marks & Clerk Law LLP and Pinsent Masons

Annabel Smith and Matthew Berrick recently interviewed Intellectual Property lawyers from Marks & Clerk Law and Pinsent Masons. Having an insight into different sectors within a law firm is key to working out what firms you might want to apply to. In such uncertain times, The Legal Line Up believes giving you insights into each …

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Routes into Commercial Law Webinar: Wed 10 June, 2pm

Are you a student or graduate from Leeds University? Then join us for exclusive insights into a career in commercial law, from graduates and students of Leeds University who have secured internships and graduate schemes at elite global firms. As well as discussing our diverse journeys into commercial law, we will be covering what applying …

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