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

Mitigating circumstances: Making up excuses?

I find it really difficult to come to terms with the fact I am a human being rather than an all-powerful robot. It does not sit comfortably with me. I want to be able to perform my best every second of the day, every day. And I can only imagine how frustrating this must be for … Continue reading Mitigating circumstances: Making up excuses?

The Vacation Scheme: how to make (good) waves and be a success.

So you’ve been offered a Vacation Scheme at a law firm, and you’re thinking ‘what could possibly go wrong?' Well, you’d be surprised by how easy it is to tarnish your reputation. So here’s a selection of key things that you should and should not do during your time at the firm, to en-‘shore’ you make … Continue reading The Vacation Scheme: how to make (good) waves and be a success.

Why you don’t need to get a Training Contract this year…or next year

There is a ton of pressure on you right now. I see it when we talk at networking events. I read it between the pixels when you message me. It's always just humming away in the background. And we need to talk about it because it's not ok. I'm just going to come out and say … Continue reading Why you don’t need to get a Training Contract this year…or next year