Harry Jewson read Law at New College, Oxford. He completed vacation schemes with Burges Salmon, Nabarro (now CMS) and Taylor Wessing and also did a few days shadowing at shadowing at No. 6 Chambers Birmingham. He began his training contract with Burges Salmon in September 2016, and kindly shares with us his top tips on preparing for a law firm interview.
Bristol-headquartered Burges Salmon is launching in Edinburgh with a trio of partner hires from Scotland’s leading independent law firms.
Slaughter and May has announced its debut cohort of fledgling technology start-ups to enter its legal tech incubator, Collaborate.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Simmons & Simmons and Lewis Silkin have lost spots on an expanded Transport for London (TfL) legal panel, while the general counsel (GC) of mobile payment platform WorldRemit has left for a regtech start-up.
Having covered more miles than a general election canvasser, Lex completes its review of the regions in the South of England (excluding London), where trainees enjoy a healthy work-life balance and top-notch career prospects. Report by Kate Durcan.
Technology is firmly establishing itself in the legal market. Law firms all over the City are taking advantage of the developments in legal tech to provide the most practical solutions to the challenges that clients face.
South West leader Burges Salmon has announced the promotion of six new lawyers to the partnership, three of whom started out as trainees at the firm.
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Regularly acclaimed for possessing a ‘reputation that rivals most City firms’, Bristol’s Burges Salmon is recognised for its strong corporate, private client, real estate and TMT departments, all of which are market leaders in the South West region. The firm routinely advises private individuals and FTSE 100 companies and has enjoyed steady growth in recent years, recording a 4% increase in annual turnover in 2014.
Shearman & Sterling has posted an 87% retention rate for trainees due to qualify this autumn, down from 100% retention last year.
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