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A day in the life of…

Thank you to those who suggested ‘a day in the life of’ in response to my previous post/story! Today is my birthday! I usually take the day off but today I went to work. In some cultures the birthday person actually treats their guests – so here you go - I thought I’d share my… Continue reading A day in the life of…

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Gaining Work Experience

I’m going to start this blog by saying don’t get obsessed or hung up with thinking that as soon as you graduate, you must have legal work experience, in the strictest form of work experience! A good friend of mine used to always say ‘remember to tell them about your transferrable skills’. There are a… Continue reading Gaining Work Experience

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Cake & Counsel – 1 year on

What is Cake & Counsel? In a nutshell this is an "informal legal networking platform". The main target market is young aspiring lawyers & law students. It seeks to address one huge need – peer networking! We encourage discussions & provide advice about developing their legal careers & their well-being. I find that in the… Continue reading Cake & Counsel – 1 year on

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Pupillage Applications – What I’m looking for: A reviewer’s perspective

I’d like to thank Natasha Sammy, a barrister of 9 years PQE for her expertise and contribution to this post. Her tips are invaluable as she has been head of pupillage committee and on the pupillage committee at chambers for a number of years. She knows exactly what people are looking for when reviewing your… Continue reading Pupillage Applications – What I’m looking for: A reviewer’s perspective