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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. 
July 10, 2021

Interview with Hafsah Nawaz, future trainee solicitor at Allen & Overy

In this article, Gabrielle Long interviews Hafsah Nawaz, a future trainee solicitor at Allen & Overy. In this article, Hafsah shares her tips as a brand ambassador, why she chose her firm and her extra-curricular experiences. 
July 6, 2021

Open University students receive top scholarship awards from prestigious Gray’s Inn

Three Open University Law students have been awarded scholarships from the highly regarded Gray’s Inn – one of the four Inns of Court which has the […]
July 5, 2021

A day in the life of a trainee solicitor (secondment)

Introducing Ellen Ellen Robinson is a trainee solicitor at Burges Salmon LLP, on secondment to the UK Law Societies’ Joint Brussels Office. Our partner recruitment site […]
July 5, 2021

What is it like working for the innocence project?

Introducing Carys Our partner recruitment site Simply Law recently caught up with Carys Bishop, a final year Law student at Cardiff University who is currently a […]