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Interviews

July 3, 2021

Interview with Zara Khanche, a future trainee solicitor at Shearman & Sterling and current paralegal at Travers Smith

In this article, Gabrielle Long interviews Zara Khanche, a future trainee solicitor at Shearman & Sterling. Zara is currently a paralegal at Travers Smith, having studied a non-law undergraduate degree and then completing the GDL. Zara shares insights into her paralegal role and advice to aspiring lawyers making applications to law firms.
July 3, 2021

Interview with Folu Babatope, Trainee Solicitor at DLA Piper

In this article, Chimere Nwaegbu interviewed Folu Babatope, a current Trainee Solicitor at DLA Piper. Folu shares her tips and advice on networking, how to achieve good results on the LPC and navigating your way through the process. Folu also shares some insight into her training contract seats and work at DLA Piper. 
June 30, 2021

Interview with Siobhan Ali, Founder and Editor in Chief of the St Andrews Law Review

Hi Siobhan, please could you introduce yourself for the readers. Hello TSL and readers, I am very excited to be chatting with you all. My name is Siobhan, […]
June 14, 2021

Interview with Hannah-Mei Grisley, future trainee solicitor at Squire Patton Boggs and co-founder of Let’s Chat Law and 3 Cups of Cha

In this interview, Hannah-Mei Grisley takes us through her intriguing journey of how upon obtained a first- class degree in a non-law discipline, she opted to pursue a career as a solicitor. Recounting her experience, Hannah shares an insight on factors that largely influenced her choice of law courses to focus on. Finally, she gives tips that incoming Legal Practice Course (LPC) students can leverage to scale through.
April 5, 2021

Interview with Yoon So Lee, future trainee solicitor at White & Case

In this article, Jordan Chan interviews Yoon So Lee, a future trainee solicitor at White & Case. Here, Yoon So shares how her non law background has helped her stand out and  how Yoon So networked with firms by attending open days to find the right firm. 
March 7, 2021

Interview with Sophie Shaw, a newly qualified solicitor at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

In this article, Gabrielle Long interviews Sophie Shaw, a newly qualified solicitor at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner. Sophie shares her journey as a non-law graduate and how her experiences whilst applying for training contracts helped her. Sharing her insights into her training contract, Sophie has now qualified into the restructuring and insolvency department.
January 14, 2021

Interview with Simranjeet Kaur Mann, a future trainee solicitor at Womble Bond Dickinson

In this article, Enakshi Khasriya interviews Simranjeet Kaur Mann, a future trainee solicitor at Womble Bond Dickinson. Simranjeet discusses what made her want to go into the legal profession, and how she started her own legal mentoring scheme and YouTube channel “Sim’s Legal Mentoring” to assist aspiring lawyers.
December 6, 2020

Interview with Hari Pannum, future trainee solicitor at Clifford Chance

In this article, Jordan Chan interviews Hari Pannum, a future trainee at Clifford Chance. Hari shares his insight into studying the GDL and why he chose to train at Clifford Chance and what he is most looking forward towards during his training contract.
November 9, 2020

Interview with Alicia Loh, trainee solicitor at Shearman & Sterling

In this article, Crystal Huang interviews Alicia Loh, a trainee solicitor at Shearman & Sterling. Alicia shares her experience as a third-seat trainee and some of the skills required both as a trainee and to be successful on a vacation scheme at the firm.