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Starting your Training Contract: What to Expect

9th October 2017

The first few weeks of a training contract often seem to be quite a mystery, with terms like ‘PSC’, ‘induction’ and ‘starting your seat’ thrown around without much context given by those using it. Before I started, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect or what was awaiting me and so therefore, in this blog […]

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What is a Vacation Scheme?

20th September 2017

If you are new to researching a career in the legal profession, you maybe asking ‘What is a Vacation Scheme?’. Simply, a vacation scheme is paid work experience in a solicitors firm. The vacation schemes aim to give participants a taste of what life would be like for them as a trainee solicitor with that […]

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5 minutes with Saloni Patel, Future Trainee

8th September 2017

What University did you attend? University of Oxford. What subject are you studying? I have just finished studying for an undergraduate degree in Law. When do you join as a trainee? August 2019. How did you hear about Shearman & Sterling? I first heard about Shearman during my first-year when I started looking for Open […]

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5 minutes with Chrisangelina Lo, future trainee

29th August 2017

Q. What University did you attend? A. University of Cambridge (St John’s College) Q. What subject are you studying? A. I recently completed the GDL at the University of Law, having studied English for my undergraduate degree. Q.When do you join as a trainee? A. In August 2018 Q. How did you hear about Shearman […]

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Top tips to succeed on your training contract

22nd August 2017

Introduction When I was asked to write an article on the topic of training contract success, a few things initially jumped to mind but there are three important points to make at the outset: This isn’t an article about the usual basic tips on how to succeed – e.g. carry a pad and a pen […]

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