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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


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


A day in the life of a Dispute Resolution trainee

Follow me through my day in one of the most dynamic departments in the firm. 

By Daniel Whittle

14 July 2017


Skills development and training opportunities

There is a wealth of training available for trainee solicitors. So, what different opportunities are there at Burges Salmon to develop our skills?

By Sakshi Buttoo
16 June 2017


A training contract seat in banking

Your first training contract seat can be a daunting experience. I was fortunate enough to have a great experience in the banking team.

By Benjamin Boss
18 May 2017


Honing your business development skills

The training contract is a great time to develop the business as well as your legal skills.

By Ian Bond
08 May 2017


Corporate mentoring and my legal career

During my training contract, I have been involved with IntoUniversity's mentoring scheme. I explain my role as a mentor and the positive effects on my legal career.

By Holly Webb
25 April 2017


A seat in real estate disputes

Complementary seats add an extra dimension to your training contract. I followed up a transactional seat in real estate with a seat in real estate disputes.

By Kathryn Smith
12 April 2017


What's it like working as a trainee solicitor?

A training contract will have challenging moments: complex points of law and demanding projects. As part of the trainee team, you work together.

By Owen Jones
04 April 2017


How does a law degree prepare you for a career in commercial law?

Many embarking on a law degree do so with the intention of becoming a solicitor. How does a law degree prepare you for a career in a commercial law firm?

By Molly Paatz
24 March 2017


Insight day FAQs: everything you need to know before you attend

Why should I attend an insight day? What can I do to prepare? Resourcing specialist Grace answers your insight day FAQs.

By Grace Gough
17 March 2017


What does a sector-focused approach mean for your training contract?

Having a sector-focused approach throughout my training contract has helped build my commercial awareness and develop transferable skills.

By Lizzy Rowlands
13 March 2017
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