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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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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Our athletes stood up: Lawmakers turn to push for change.

In this guest piece, Nathan Davis and Elisa Daykin explore how current laws are failing to tackle racism in both the UK and USA, the ways in which you can help bring about reform, and the active role athletes are playing in enacting change. If you have any further questions regarding please contact Nathan, Elisa …

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Empowering the Conscious Consumer: Technology and the Fashion Industry

In this guest piece, Sofia Vdovichenko takes a closer look at the impacts of technology on consumerism in the fashion industry. Sofia is a dual qualifying lawyer on route to become an Irish Solicitor and New York Attorney-at-Law. If you have have any further questions regarding this piece feel free to contact Sofia Vdovichenko or …

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Lionel Messi: The Impossible Move – Possible?

In this guest piece, The Legal Pitch and solicitor Jack Taylor, explore the recent legal ramifications of the dispute between Lionel Messi and Barcelona Football Club. Over to The Legal Pitch for their insight! Why Leave Now? For FC Barcelona this was not meant to happen. A few years ago, the thought of Lionel Messi …

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Libra pulled the trigger: The emergence of RSCoin

My previous article explained cryptocurrencies in a commercial context. This article aims to build on that by looking at the recent trends of cryptocurrencies in the United Kingdom. The Bank of England are considering developing their own cryptocurrency called RSCoin. Back in 2019 we saw the breakdown of Libra following the United States Congressional hearing …

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Finding your Firm Fit: How I Chose the Right Firm for Me

Matthew Berrick recently spoke with Tom Carron, a future trainee at CMS, about how to choose the right firm for you. In this guest piece, Tom Carron details his route into commercial law and how he approached the applications season. Thanks for sharing your insight! Many people jump into training contract applications without really thinking …

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What are Cryptocurrencies in a commercial context?

What are cryptocurrencies? Cryptocurrencies are decentralized virtual currencies that operate independently from governing oversight. All transactions take place on a decentralised ledger where payments between users are publicized and therefore cannot be directly regulated by watchdogs.  Cryptocurrencies allows users greater ownership to conduct transactions by eliminating third party and escrow involvement. For users wanting to minimise …

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The Linklaters Pathfinder Scheme: Getting your foot in the door as a First Year Law Student

Matthew Berrick recently spoke with Nat Swartland who decided to write this guest piece. The aim of this article is to share his experience of securing a spot on the Linklaters  Pathfinder Scheme. Feel free to contact Matthew Berrick or Nat Swartland on LinkedIn if you have any further questions regarding this article. Over to Nat for his insight! Being …

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