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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.
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.
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.
September 12, 2020

Interview with Charlie Madill, trainee solicitor at Herbert Smith Freehills

In this article, Storm Evans interviews Charlie Madill, a trainee solicitor at global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills. Charlie shares her journey to obtaining her training contract at HSF and gives insight into what training at the firm has involved so far. She also gives some advice to aspiring HSF trainees.
July 24, 2019
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5 Common Mistakes to Avoid in Training Contract Applications

This article is brought to you by the TSL Mentorship Team.  If you are from a background that is traditionally underrepresented in the legal industry and […]
March 8, 2017
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How To Stand Out As A Recent Law School Graduate

There seem to be more law school graduates than there are quality job openings. However, it is imperative that you are not allowing this fact to dissuade […]
September 22, 2014

Current and Future Issues City Firms Face

This question, or versions of it, are notoriously popular on vacation scheme and training contract applications. A full answer requires an in depth understanding of the […]