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

“Help! I hate my job” – An interview with career coach Hannah Salton

It’s a fear that goes largely unspoken. What happens if you get a Training Contract in your dream firm… and you hate it? Then what? Is your career over and you have to go live under a rock? Well, I had the opportunity to talk to Hannah Salton about just that. After graduating from Manchester … Continue reading “Help! I hate my job” – An interview with career coach Hannah Salton

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.

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What’s a nine-letter word for gaining invaluable legal experience? Paralegal

Para-what? It might sound obvious, but for those of you who aren’t aware, a Paralegal is almost like what a nurse is to a doctor…at least that’s the extent of my creativity in making a suitable analogy of the role. But the position can vary dramatically based on a number of factors; where you work, … Continue reading What’s a nine-letter word for gaining invaluable legal experience? Paralegal

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‘Why law? Why this firm?’

As Shrek said, I am like an onion. I have many different layers. This is how I think about  my motivation. At the very centre of me, there is a tiny bit of onion. It was there long before the rest of the layers were added. This is my first bit of motivation towards my … Continue reading ‘Why law? Why this firm?’