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?’

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The best way to prepare for competency interviews

If you thought one long post on competencies was enough – well, you were sorely mistaken. This post is all about how to use your competencies in an interview (video or otherwise). The key thing to aim for is flexibility. You want to go into an interview, and know you have numerous great examples to … Continue reading The best way to prepare for competency interviews

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Tell me about a time when you ….

Competencies. When I wrote the LinkedIn post that inspired this blog, I was fairly sure most of the questions I would get would be on commercial awareness. Oh boy, was I wrong! Almost everyone asked me about competencies. So I’m going to write this post as though I was talking to myself 4 years ago, … Continue reading Tell me about a time when you ….