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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Application Season For First Time Applicants

During the last couple of weeks, I’ve had a number of aspiring lawyers contact me about the application process. Many are applying for the first time. They feel overwhelmed by the amount of information available for aspiring lawyers and don’t know where to start. In this article I discuss some FAQs that I’ve received from …

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Mental health throughout the application window

The relationship between mental health and the application window is usually a bitter one with many ups and downs. Balancing applications, university work and having a social life can be overwhelming and lead to stress. So, what can you do to ensure that you remain productive while maintaining a good level of energy? This article …

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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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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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Life as a Business Development Professional in Law

Commercial law firms provide legal and business advice to their client in return for a profit. But how does a law firm attract and retain its clients? How does it ensure that it’s marketing itself to the right organisations and standing out from its competition? This is where the role of a Business Development (BD) …

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Networking – Asking the RIGHT Questions

As students prepare to return to universities, whether physically or virtually, law firms will be scheduling visits to careers fairs, networking events and planning insight days, all of which are great opportunities to broaden your knowledge of the firm and network with its employees. This article outlines the types of questions prospective applicants should be …

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