Harri Davies is a former trainee solicitor. Here he shares his essential checklist on ensuring success at law fairs.
With competition for training contracts as fierce as ever, it’s never too early for students to start engaging with law firms. Whilst first-year open days and insight evenings are two-a-penny, Clyde & Co is offering aspiring solicitors in the infancy of their academic careers a work experience opportunity with a difference…..
After years of studying and countless applications, you’ve finally secured a coveted training contract. Before you qualify as a solicitor, however, there’s a final two-year period of self-development ahead of you. During your training contract, you’ll spend time working within different areas of the law, meet new people and gather the legal knowledge and skills you’ll need upon qualification.
You’ve made it! You’ve sat (and passed) an infinite number of exams, endured the stress of interviews and assessment days and secured a training contract. And now your first day as a trainee solicitor has finally arrived.
The Lex 100 offers some tips to get you through your first days, weeks and, let’s face it, months of being a trainee.
The lure of secondment overseas is a carrot dangled by many international law firms to entice the most talented trainees to their firm. But is a seat abroad merely a six-month jolly, or a genuine boost to your career? Kate Durcan spoke to TWVs (trainees with visas) to find out.