When I was making applications, I had this horrible feeling of application-FOMO.* I always felt as though there was something important that I was missing. Every time I started an application, I'd think 'Maybe I should be doing a different one. Maybe this isn't the best use of my time.' Eventually I got so hacked … Continue reading

“How to avoid Associate’s belly and generally keep your sh*t together” – an interview with Katherine Cousins, author of ‘Successful Solicitor.’

You might not recognise her name, but if you were legally woke in 2013 you have heard of Katherine Cousins. Author of ‘Successful Solicitor: get ahead of the game as a junior corporate lawyer,’ Katherine rose to fame five years ago when she spoke out against Trainees wearing red bras (amongst other fashion faux pas). … Continue reading “How to avoid Associate’s belly and generally keep your sh*t together” – an interview with Katherine Cousins, author of ‘Successful Solicitor.’

An interview with Eversheds Sutherland Partner Jamie Leader and Associate Anisha Polson

Eversheds Sutherland is one of the largest full service international law firms in the world with over 60 offices across Europe, the Middle East, North America and Asia. The result of a merger between Sutherland Asbill & Brennan and Eversheds in early 2017, the firm is now a top ten largest law firm in the … Continue reading An interview with Eversheds Sutherland Partner Jamie Leader and Associate Anisha Polson

Jealous much? (Yeah…me too)

As far as universal human emotions go, I think jealousy is one of the most hard done by. It gets a bad rap. People never talk about jealousy in a positive way, and society dictates that we’ve all got to pretend we’re not jealous of anything ever. Well. I’m here to give you a controversial … Continue reading Jealous much? (Yeah…me too)

Coming Out To Law Firms- An Interview With Justin Farrance, Allen & Overy

Let me introduce you to Justin Farrance: Future Trainee at Allen & Overy, former President of the Warwick Law Society and all-round nice guy. He's a member of the LGBT community and an enthusiastic supporter of everything D&I (diversity and inclusion). And, he kindly let me interview him on his experience of applying for Training Contracts. … Continue reading Coming Out To Law Firms- An Interview With Justin Farrance, Allen & Overy

3 Top Tips To Help You Rock That Vacation Scheme

I have been on two vacation schemes. On one I was successful in getting a Training Contract and on the other…. I was not. And while being rejected for a Training Contract royally sucked, it has given me a useful perspective in hindsight. Because the two schemes were actually very similar. They were both well-run, … Continue reading 3 Top Tips To Help You Rock That Vacation Scheme