In early March, I recorded a podcast hosted by Harry Clark for his very brilliant and useful 'More From Law' series. The episode (#13 in the series - lucky for some...) is now out, and you can listen to it below, on Spotify, on iTunes or on Cast. We cover self-confidence, my route to law, … Continue reading The One With the ‘More From Law’ Podcast
On Monday I 'attended' a webinar run by the Ibadan Chapter of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) called: "Remote ADR: Feasibility, Challenges and Opportunities for Young ADR Enthusiasts". As someone who identifies as an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) enthusiast, I was keen to hear from experienced practitioners - especially in light of the impact … Continue reading Webinar Write-up: the future for online ADR – and opportunities for young enthusiasts
Recently, I recorded a podcast for 'Trainee Talk' with Jaysen Sutton, the founder of The Corporate Law Academy. The episode (#18 in their series) has just gone live, and I'm really pleased with the result, and hope that it provides help in a rather different medium to my norm. We cover topics ranging from self-criticism … Continue reading The One With The Podcast
CONGRATULATIONS! You've got through the long process and secured yourself a much-coveted vacation scheme, but how do you convert it to a training contract offer? I get this question a lot, and want to highlight a few key things that might help you in your couple of weeks at the law firm of your choice. … Continue reading How To: Convert a Vacation Scheme into a Training Contract Offer
The question, "How do I get a vacation scheme and a training contract?" often comes up. So I thought I'd write answers to a few of the most asked questions - all within the realm of making a good impression when pursuing that coveted training contract offer. I have a series on how to proceed … Continue reading How To: make a good impression in your pursuit of a training contract
In February I secured a vacation scheme at Mishcon de Reya. I received the news with a lot of surprise, some tears and with very shaky hands clutching the phone. After the news had sunk in, and I had reflected on the five-month journey to getting a spot for summer 2018 I was asked by … Continue reading Re-post: How I got a Vacation Scheme at Mishcon de Reya
The saying goes, “Mother knows best”, and (don’t tell my Mum I said this, but) it’s true… Why, you may ask, am I opening a blog post about business cards with this fact? I had been going to lots of events, both informal and formal networking opportunities, and meeting stacks of amazing lawyers but not … Continue reading Business cards for law students? Why the answer is, yes.
For any wannabe barristers, one of the crucial things to get your hands on is a mini-pupillage. Mini-pupillages are essentially a period spent shadowing a barrister. This is often at trial – meaning you get a golden opportunity to witness the real world of advocacy and the highs and lows of life on your feet. … Continue reading Mini-pupillages: four ‘shortcuts’ to securing them