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Interviews

August 25, 2022

Interview with Jess Burton, a future trainee solicitor at Linklaters

In this article, Gabrielle Long interviews Jess Burton, a future trainee solicitor at Linklaters. Jess discusses why she decided to complete her training contract at Linklaters, advice on converting vacation schemes to training contracts, as well as some useful resources for improving your commercial awareness!
August 11, 2022

Interview with Constance Campbell, a Trainee Solicitor at Winckworth Sherwood LLP

In this article, Diya Gupta interviews Constance Campbell, a trainee solicitor, who is about to finish her first year of training. Constance provides an insight into her journey so far, seats in Planning and Parliamentary, and ambitions for the future. 
August 11, 2022

Interview with Jasmine Cracknell, a Trainee Solicitor at Shoosmiths

In this article, Gabrielle Long interviews Jasmine Cracknell, a trainee solicitor at Shoosmiths, currently on secondment at ThoughtRiver. Jasmine discusses how she chose which firms to apply to for training contracts, her experiences during her training contract and secondment so far, and her advice to anyone applying for vacation schemes and training contracts.
July 8, 2022

Interview with Karen Xiong, an Associate at Latham & Watkins

In this article, Diya Gupta interviews Karen Xiong, a qualified solicitor with over four years of experience, who trained at Linklaters and is now an associate at Latham and Watkins. Karen imparts her experiences in the legal world so far and reflects on her journey as a trainee.  
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 […]