Application help: making your work experience work for you- with Hannah Salton

You’ve spent forever researching the firm. You’ve answered the ten million questions on the application form. You’re exhausted. Dehydrated. Your friends have forgotten what you look like. But you’re nearly finished, right? WRONG. You have the whole work experience section to fill in. And rushing this section is a sure-fire way to get your application … Continue reading Application help: making your work experience work for you- with Hannah Salton

Commercial awareness made easy- an interview with Carl Hazeley, VP of content at Finimize

Earlier this year I interviewed a panel of commercial awareness experts (which included the winners of the Aspiring Solicitors' Commercial Awareness competition). One thing that kept coming up was Finimize- a company that creates easy-to-read content on business and finance news, and emails it to you every day. Emojis and pictures included. I hadn’t heard … Continue reading Commercial awareness made easy- an interview with Carl Hazeley, VP of content at Finimize

“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.’

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