Reading law student Chantelle Bacchus was awarded a prize at the British Conference of Undergraduate Research last month.
One of the best things about being a trainee at Norton Rose is the opportunity to spend a seat on secondment to one of our international offices.
Tom Solesbury talks about the highs and lows of being a 2012 Olympic athlete, and the transition to practising as an employment lawyer
As a trainee in Norton Rose’s Melbourne office I completed a six-month seat in the restructuring & insolvency team, followed by six months in the equity capital markets and mergers & acquisitions team, before jet-setting off to London to complete my third seat.
The impact of the NCLT’s decision to scrap its courses on human rights law
One of the many rewards of having won the ESU/Essex Court Chambers National Mooting Competition was being selected to represent the United Kingdom at the 2013 Commonwealth Moot.
My first ‘proper job’ following graduation has been at the Scottish Law Commission (SLC) in Edinburgh.
During my first-year undergraduate studies in Constitutional Law, I decided to apply for an internship which would provide me with the opportunity to gain a better understanding of how the European institutions work and interact, how legislation is made and passed, and the implications of this for the United Kingdom.
Having been an intern in Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP)’s tax department, I had the unique chance of experiencing the day-to-day life of a city law firm within one of the biggest tax teams in the UK.
Mooting can be an excellent way of boosting your CV - but you don’t have to moot to enjoy the benefits the activity brings. James Roden talks us through some of the ways he found to use the experience even when he wasn’t mooting.
Mays Jubair, trainee at Pinsent Masons in Dubai, says future lawyers should look to the UAE
The Future Tax Stars Programme at Berwin Leighton Paisner offered me a unique opportunity to get first-hand experience of working in a leading tax department in a law firm. I was one of three interns, and we were assigned a different mentor depending on the area in tax we were focusing on.
All Holman Fenwick Willan trainees have the opportunity to spend a seat in one of the firm’s fourteen international offices, and the third seat of my training contract took me about as far away from London as geographically possible.
LLM student Chinelo Awa attended the International Chamber of Commerce’s mediation competition and talks about making the most of the opportunity.
One of the major attractions of a Linklaters training contract to me was the opportunity to spend one or more of my seats abroad, and I am now approaching the end of my secondment to the Capital Markets department in Madrid.
“The idea of building an alternative to NUS is not new. But for the first time we might actually be able to do it.”
Tonight at the University of London Union, students will debate “Do we need an alternative to the NUS?”Speaking at the event will be Michael Chessum, President of University of London Union, member of the NUS’ national executive and co-founder of the National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts (NCAFC). Lawyer2B spoke to him before the event.
With an international client base that spans the continents, HFW knows the value of its employees having a breadth of cultural experience. Secondments are available to 10 offices globally and the firm actively encourages its trainees to spend a seat abroad. I was fortunate to be given the nod to spend my third seat in Hong Kong.
Before starting my law degree at the University of Cambridge, I was fortunate enough to have the invaluable experience of working as a legal intern at a pro-bono firm in Cape Town, South Africa.