60 Second Interview
After a career as an art specialist TLT trainee Sarah Rees-Leonard wanted something to promote commercial thinking and relationship building across a range of sectors.
Dentons trainee Hannah Diss says that it doesn’t take long to realise that selling legal services is almost as important as the law itself.
Trainee solicitor Georgiana Applegate gives an essential insight into working at TLT.
The biggest challenge for Irwin Mitchell’s graduate recruitment partner Lisa Jordan is finding enough time in the day to be a good manager and partner, a good lawyer for clients and still ‘switch off’ at the end of the day.
Former journalist Rory Trust is now a trainee at Burges Salmon - while the hours and competition for jobs are similar the pay and career prospects in law are much better.
Fran Pilcher, a trainee at Linklaters, says that for trainees looking to understand the commercial rationale behind their work “the key is to ask questions and to remember to step back and think about how things fit together as a whole.”
Osborne Clarke trainee Tom Kelsey rang every firm in the Yellow Pages before someone took him on for unpaid work experience.
Weil Gotshal & Manges trainee Tayyibah Arif dispels the notion that lawyers don’t know how to have fun
GDL student Sarfraz Ali recommends taking advantage of opportunities to ‘buddy’ with those students who have already been through application processes.
Burges Salmon trainee Madison Fowler finds that law in practice is far more satisfying – “you feel like you are solving real problems, not just doing theoretical exercises”
TLT’s training partner Maria Connolly says that despite changes to the legal market the fundamentals of being a trainee have not changed - work hard and be ambitious.
Attending glitzy film premieres, firm-wide space-hopper races and working for some of the biggest names in the media sector are just some of the reasons Wiggin trainee Sunniva Hansson loves her job
Irwin Mitchell second year trainee Harriet Clarke advises students to be careful of just visiting magic circle firm stands at university law fairs - another firm may be a better fit.
Trainee Alexander Redpath gives his take on studying and working in Pinsent Masons’ Belfast office.
Irwin Mitchell trainee solicitor Sinead Hayes advises you to never give up, despite rejection, and to start early if you want to stand out
Norton Rose trainee Hannah Truman worked for law firms for several years before biting the bullet and pursuing a career in law.
Squire Sanders graduate recruitment partner Richard Morton advises you not to be fearful of letting your personality shine through your application
Shearman & Sterling trainee Amilia Rappak believes that seeing the deals you’ve worked on hit the headlines makes for a rewarding job
Trainee with SGH Martineau Sheiba Brannan emphasises the difference between class exercises and life at the office
Wragge & Co trainee Carly Davies warns students about spelling mistakes and the infamous Wragges’ Mars Bar cakes.