Post on 24 Dec 2012
It was announced this month that Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust has paid out over £1 million in compensation to patients or their families under the Human Rights Act 1998 who suffered 'inhumane and degrading treatment' at the hands of medical staff at Stafford Hospital.  The announcement...
Medical Negligence
Post on 14 Dec 2012
It is tradition that the first year trainees at Michelmores organise the firm’s Christmas Bazaar. I have to say; when I first heard about this I was terrified. I thought that only months into my first seat I would still be grappling with the case management system and clumsily trying to work the...
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Post on 30 Nov 2012
On 22 November 2012, a few of the first year trainees (along with a HR representative, a NQ and a future trainee) attended the University of Exeter Law Fair. Despite the torrential rain, the majority of exhibitors were able to attend although 17 had to pull out due to train cancellations (and...
Trainee Blog
Post on 27 Nov 2012
I am seven weeks into my first seat in the planning department and as the title to this blog may have given away, I am enjoying it thoroughly. My knowledge of planning law was very limited when I requested my first seat and naively thought I would be dealing with irate neighbours 24 hours a day....
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Post on 9 Nov 2012
Statutory Harbour Authorities must conduct themselves in accordance with the powers they are granted by statute.  If they wish to amend their existing powers and / or introduce new powers they need to do so by making an application to amend existing harbour legislation or to introduce new harbour...
Real Estate
Post on 6 Nov 2012
The Michelmores annual charity wine tasting event, the first I had helped out at, was an evening of wine tasting, canapé sampling and raucous laughter- especially when near Mr Maynard’s group! Jack and I, as new trainees, were responsible for the canapé circulation. 40 different bottles of wine...
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Post on 1 Nov 2012
It is hard to believe that I have already been at the firm a month, but so much has happened that it is hard to decide what to relay in my first trainee blog.   My first seat is in Clinical Negligence and today I made my first trip to Exeter County Court to issue proceedings. After eventually...
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Post on 30 Oct 2012
Recently my supervisor was invited to speak at the Tourism Management Institute Convention about State Aids, hosted in the New Forest. After meeting several representatives from tourism bodies, we had some spare time before the presentation. Shamefully, neither of us had visited the New Forest...
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Post on 30 Oct 2012
With National Pro Bono Week starting on the 5th November, I thought it timely to share my experiences working as a trainee for this worthwhile pursuit. The numbers of pro bono hours undertaken by city firms has been dropping year on year, but it is encouraging to see that Michelmores retains a...
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Post on 9 Oct 2012
Recently, I accompanied my supervisor to a talk on EU Competition Law in Henley. The purpose of me being there was to learn a lot about Competition law, to meet some clients and, most importantly, to write down any questions ‘super-fast’ (think 4G broadband). I was nervous about meeting the clients...
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