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A day in the life of a Family Trainee

Hebe Thorne’s trainee day in the life shows the variety and quality of work the Family team at Burges Salmon do.

11 February 2019

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International students: 5 things you should consider when applying for a training contract

Canadian trainee Alyssa Haggarty shares a few tips on the application process and securing a place.
11 January 2019

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Reflecting on Burges Salmon community engagement activities

In this post, I reflect on my initial thoughts approaching community engagement activities and the outcomes of my time involved in community projects.
21 December 2018

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My experience as a trainee secondee

My reflections on my four-month secondment with an in-house legal team at a substantial professional services firm in London.
13 December 2018

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Balancing life outside of work

When you approach the start of your training contract you will have many questions. One which you might be hesitant to bring up – does my life outside of work have to stop when I begin a law career?
03 December 2018

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A seat in private client

My seat in private client has enabled me to observe how client relationships are managed, and has improved my confidence taking on responsibility and handling matters independently.
23 November 2018

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The trainee diet

A training contract can provide a smorgasbord of opportunities. It’s important to combine a busy life with a balanced diet.
22 October 2018

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Law as a second career

A change of profession can seem like a daunting prospect. You are leaving a role in which you were established to embark on something that is completely new.

By Zoe Gillingham
05 April 2018

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Extra-curricular activities in a law firm

Do not forget to add these skills to your training contract and vacation scheme application forms. You never know when they might be useful.

By Robert Jeffrey
05 March 2018

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Why do I want to be a lawyer?

It is a question asked in every interview and it can be hard to put the answer into words. Here are some ways to help you to answer that question.

By Guinevere Wentworth
15 February 2018

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Key things to remember on a vacation scheme

It’s natural to feel nervous about a vacation scheme. Here are some key things to remember to get the most out of your experience.

By Siân James
08 December 2017

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What I learnt from playing in the corporate netball team

During my training contract, I’ve particularly enjoyed getting involved in the Burges Salmon netball team. Here's what I have learned.

By Charlotte Robinson
16 November 2017
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