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Networking: a beginner's guide for aspiring lawyers

Networking is an important part of your career progression as a lawyer. Here's why you should start practising your networking skills sooner rather than later.

By Frances Shipsey
08 February 2017


A seat in employment

I spent the second seat of my training contract in the firm’s employment department. Here’s what I learnt...

By Daniel Hogg
27 January 2017


My five favourite things about living in Bristol

There’s always something going on in Bristol and completing a training contract at Burges Salmon gives you the opportunity to make the most of it.

By Alex Gillespie
20 January 2017


A seat in the construction department

Sitting in the construction team has been a great experience. Here's why I'd recommend this seat to anyone...

By Emma Forbes-Stocken
13 January 2017


Taking the non-law route to a training contract

Half of my trainee intake didn't study law as a degree subject. Here are my top tips for studying the GDL.

By Nicola Turley
06 January 2017


What distinguishes one big commercial law firm from another?

This is a common question among training contract applicants. Here's a hint – it's not international clients or full-service capabilities.

By Mathew Keller

30 December 2016


The social committee at Burges Salmon

Being part of the social committee has allowed me to meet a wide range of people at all levels and in all areas of the firm.

By Sarah Carter
23 December 2016


Strictly Legal: The Trainee Dance Group

Six sassy couples and four fearless groups took part in Burges Salmon’s charity dancing event which raised money for Julian House.

By Olivia Ward
09 December 2016


Vacation scheme: try before you buy

Before signing up for a two year training contract, completing a vacation scheme might be the wisest holiday you've ever taken!

By Alex Brown
06 December 2016


Don't believe the rumours – life in the disputes team

Following my four-month stint in the disputes seat, it's time to dispel some of the infamous trainee myths. 

By Emily Geens

02 December 2016


The power of sport at work

Being involved in sport, apart from being great fun, can actually help you during your training contract. Here's why...

By Oliver Bourchier
18 November 2016


Assessment centres: advice for nervous applicants

Assessment centres are an important part of applying for a training contract or vacation scheme. Here's my top tips for nervous applicants.

By Briony Barber
11 November 2016
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