Talking Trainees

Talking Trainees

Posted on 01 January 1970

Part-time-study training contract?

There are a number of routes to qualify to practise as a solicitor. The majority of people take the full-time path after leaving university, which involves spending just under a year in full-time...

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Essential interview know-how: Your brand

Reputation, credibility and character; three defining pillars of any law firm, which amass to form the one thing that can make or break it; its brand. Like a law firm, your own personal brand is...

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Apply yourself to a proper application

If it’s stress, self-doubt and cringe-worthy clichés you’re in search of, look no further than vacation scheme and training contract applications. Providing answers on applications is a tough...

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Surviving the world of interviews and assessment days

As a first year trainee at Gateley, it wasn‘t long ago that I was filling out the lengthy vacation scheme/training contract applications for law firms and attending the assessment days and...

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Tips for impressing your team

It is inevitable that you are keen to impress your team as a trainee but remember, nobody expects you to know everything. There are still ways that you can impress your team whilst you're getting...

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Top 3 tips for internal training contract applicants

There is a new reality when it comes to training contract applicants. It is no longer the norm for applicants to be plucked two years in advance, fresh-faced and wide-eyed from the middle of their...

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Contentious v non–contentious

What do we mean by contentious? Well, contentious work relates to disputes between parties, often involving court proceedings. This is in contrast to non-contentious or ‘transactional work’ in which...

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The challenges of being a first seat trainee and how to cope with them

As a first seat trainee you may come across a variety of challenges. This blog details some of the challenges you may face and how you can deal with them.

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From university to practice

This blog explores how to use your time on the LPC to help you when in practise.

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