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May 18, 2022
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Interview with Malcolm Simpson, Managing Partner of Walker Morris LLP

In this article, Jack Charters interviews Malcolm Simpson, managing partner of Walker Morris LLP. In this article, Malcolm discusses the benefits of a varied early career, the importance of finding the firm that is right for you, and the future of working in the legal sector.
March 17, 2022

Interview with Cheryl Sweeney, Legal Director at QIC, a Global Insurance Company

In this article, Diya Gupta interviews Cheryl Sweeney, a qualified UK and US attorney, who has worked in the UK for several years and currently acts as Legal Director for a global group of insurance companies, QIC Global. Cheryl looks back on her diverse career, provides advice for aspiring solicitors and showcases the distinctiveness of working in the insurance sector as a lawyer.
February 17, 2022

Interview with Amelia Mah, a Trainee Solicitor at CMS

In this article, Gabrielle Long interviews Amelia Mah, a trainee solicitor at CMS. Amelia discusses why she chose to complete her training contract at CMS, the highlight of her training contract so far and her experiences working remotely, as well as why she founded her blog, See Through Law, in 2019.
February 14, 2022

Interview with Nadine Owusu-Ansah, Paralegal and Future Trainee Solicitor at Linklaters

In this article, Gabrielle Long interviews Nadine Owusu-Ansah, a paralegal and future trainee solicitor at Linklaters. Nadine explains why she chose to go into commercial law and complete her training contract at Linklaters, her advice on applying for vacation schemes, and why she chose to start her Instagram platform, @legallydiverse.
January 5, 2022

Intervene Project: Striving to Plug the Exponentially Increasing Legal Aid Gap by Providing Free Representation to Prisoners

Abuse, neglect and injustice run through UK prisons. However, the relentless wave of legal aid cuts, including those brought about by LASPO 2012, has seriously obstructed […]
December 9, 2021

Interview with Georgia Davies, a future trainee solicitor at Shearman & Sterling

In this article, Gabrielle Long interviews Georgia Davies, a future trainee solicitor at Shearman & Sterling. Georgia explains how, as a non-law graduate, she obtained a vacation scheme offer and training contract at Shearman & Sterling. Georgia shares her advice on applying for vacation schemes, demonstrating commercial awareness, and her experiences as a disabled student.
November 26, 2021

Interview with Mukuma Kawesha, a future trainee solicitor at Herbert Smith Freehills

In this article, Gabrielle Long interviews Mukuma Kawesha, a future trainee solicitor at Herbert Smith Freehills. Mukuma explains how she obtained a vacation scheme and training contract at Herbert Smith Freehills. She also shares valuable advice on how to use your own experiences, such as working as a campus ambassador, to stand out during the application process.
September 5, 2021

Interview with Natasha Parsons, a future trainee solicitor at White & Case

In this article, Gabrielle Long interviews Natasha Parsons, a future trainee solicitor at White & Case. In this article Natasha explains how as a non-law graduate she obtained a vacation scheme and a training contract at an International law firm. Natasha expresses her valuable advice on how to best make use of opportunities and use your experience to stand out. 
August 3, 2021

Interview with Annabel Pemberton, Junior Lawyer at Sparring, Founder of The Wired Wig Podcast and Co-Founder of Law School 2.0

In this article, Zainab Hassan interviews Annabel Pemberton. Annabel is a junior lawyer at Sparring, a startup focused firm. Through different experiences, Annabel has grown an interest in legaltech. Given this interest, Annabel founded The Wired Wig podcast and Law School 2.0.