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

How to fly by the seat of your pants (and make it look good)

There is a skill that some people like to pretend is not a skill. A skill that is rarely spoken about, but is crucial to you succeeding at assessment days and on vacation schemes. It is the ability to fly by the seat of your pants….and make it look like everything is under control. In … Continue reading How to fly by the seat of your pants (and make it look good)

I’m a black female aspiring solicitor: Is my glass ceiling double glazed?

If you’ve been within a mile radius of any City firm, sniffed its brochure or browsed through its ‘About Us’ section on its website, I’m sure you have heard of the D word. No, not Doomsday... I’m talking about DIVERSITY. It’s the new buzzword. Gone are the days where law firms were proud of being … Continue reading I’m a black female aspiring solicitor: Is my glass ceiling double glazed?

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6 tips to help you make this years’ Law Fair the best one yet

It’s 8 am. You’re lying in bed, nursing what you consider to be the worst hangover of your life to date. A calendar event pops up on your phone, reminding you to attend your university Law Fair. Right now, you have two choices; Option 1) Roll over and go back to sleep, replacing the feeling of … Continue reading 6 tips to help you make this years’ Law Fair the best one yet