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Mental Health Awareness Week #MHAW17

8th May 2017

This week is crucial to promoting mental health. Whilst breaking the stigma of mental health, the aim is to educate people on what exactly mental health is and the issues people can face. With 1 in 4 people in the UK experiencing a mental health problem each year, we can no longer ignore that people […]

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100 Ways to Improve your Training Contract Application

3rd May 2017

Writing and submitting an excellent training contract application is one of the hardest things you’ll do. There’s a lot of information online and people providing their top tips on writing applications forms, but these tend to be limited to 5 top tips or generic themes. In my experience there are so many factors that go […]

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A Student’s Guide to Islamic Finance

26th April 2017

There is a common misconception that Islamic finance is an ancient creature built on archaic and rigid rules which will neither lend themselves to change nor are they likely to converge with the conventional banking practices observed in the West. Islamic finance is young. It was born out of specific historical events in the 1970s, […]

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A Law Student’s Guide to Understanding US Law Firms

25th April 2017

When I tell people I have a training contract with a US law firm, I am met with a mixture of horror and concern, excitement and intrigue, all based around rumours, misinformation, or information that would have been true 10 or so years ago. Or, if based in fact, these are facts that do not […]

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