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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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Why I qualified as a corporate lawyer

As a trainee in the corporate department my work ranged from researching complex points of law, to private equity transactions and public company takeovers.

By Michal Szperzynski
06 November 2017

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My training contract experience at the Employment Tribunal

All firms promise trainees 'real responsibility' and 'client-facing work' during their training contract. I can vouch for the fact that Burges Salmon does just that.

By Tom Gillett
20 October 2017

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Health and wellbeing during your training contract

Achieving success during your training contract is about more than producing great legal work; it's also about looking after your health and wellbeing.

By Jennifer Davis
10 October 2017

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What makes a good training contract application?

Training contract applications can seem like hard work, but they don't have to be. Here's what I learned...

By Sam Charkham
06 October 2017

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Law fairs: advice from the other side of the table

Since I started my training contract, I have represented Burges Salmon at law fairs and spotlight events. Here are my top tips from the other side of the table.

By Claire Hamer
29 September 2017

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What I learned in my first year as a trainee solicitor

A training contract is incredibly challenging and will have you spending more time outside your comfort zone than in. Here is what I have learned so far.

By Mel Mahon
22 September 2017

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The first month of your training contract: 5 dos and don'ts

Here are 5 things you can do (and avoid doing) in the first month of your training contract to set yourself up for a successful two years.

By Sara Charteris-Black
22 August 2017
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