Post on 9 Aug 2016
Anyone who has been wading through training contract applications recently will have noticed that 'marketing and business development' are becoming popular buzzwords, in a similar way to 'commercial awareness'.  In a competitive legal market and fluctuating economy, it's essential for trainees to...
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Post on 5 Aug 2016
In my last blog post I discussed my first seat in the Bristol office in the Agricultural Property Litigation team. I am now coming to the end of my second stint in the seat and wanted to share my experience six months on.  You might think that completing a year in the same seat is a seat wasted,...
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Post on 28 Jun 2016
This article was first published in Solicitors Journal on 24 May 2016 and is reproduced by kind permission. Pippa Allsop on how to make a lasting impression during a vacation scheme. With vacation schemes once again looming on the horizon for many prospective solicitors, it seems prudent to turn to...
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Post on 23 May 2016
What did you do before starting your training contract? I studied Law at Cardiff University and completed the LPC straight afterwards. Rather than going straight into a training contract, I decided to have a year doing non-law work to gain some life experience. I worked for a few months at a...
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Post on 10 Mar 2016
Like me and my peers here at Michelmores, many second year trainees will have recently found themselves in the last seat of their training contract, facing the final six months of training before attaining that long strived for ambition: qualification. Turning the corner into 2016 has allowed me to...
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Trainee Solicitor | Graduate | Jasmine Davis
Post on 18 Feb 2016
Jasmine joined Michelmores in September 2015 and is currently in her first seat in the Tax, Trusts and Succession team.  Jasmine studied Law at Cardiff University and completed her LPC at the University of Law, Bristol. What did you do before starting your training contract? Having grown up in the...
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Post on 8 Feb 2016
For all aspiring solicitors, it's that time of year where your indulgence over the Christmas break feels like forever ago, January exams are a distant memory…and thoughts instead start to turn to applications for open days, vacation schemes and maybe even training contracts. Here at Michelmores we...
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Trainee Solicitor | Laura Cann
Post on 18 Jan 2016
Laura studied Law at the University of Exeter and completed her LPC at the University of Law, Bristol. Laura joined Michelmores in September 2015 and is currently in her first seat in the Residential Development team.   What did you do before starting your training contract? My first exposure to...
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Trainee Solicitor | Agricultural Property Litigation
Post on 8 Jan 2016
It has been a year and a half since I found out that I had managed to (finally!) obtain a training contract. It is true what everyone says; the waiting time goes so quickly. But that is nothing compared to how quickly the time flies by when you are actually undertaking the training contract! My...
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Trainee Solicitor | Sarah Duke
Post on 6 Jan 2016
Sarah studied Classical Studies at Exeter University and completed her GDL and LPC at the University of Law, Moorgate. Sarah joined Michelmores in September 2014 and is currently in her third seat in the Property Litigation team, following seats in Corporate and Disputed Wills and Trusts. What did...
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