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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.
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. 
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 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.
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.
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.
August 21, 2020

Did the Impact of COVID-19 Affect Trainee Retention Rates for Law Firms?

Zahra Javed discusses the retention rates of law firms and whether Covid-19 has impacted the future of the sector. The impact of COVID-19 has meant that […]