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6 Law Firm Financial Metrics You Need To Understand – Whiteboard Wednesday

10th July 2018

by James Webber, Partner Hi, I’m James Webber. I’m the Shearman & Sterling Graduate Recruitment Partner, and we are going to talk, on today’s Whiteboard Wednesday, about six law firm financial metrics, looking at how we measure financial performance in the business and how we get to profitability. 1. Utilisation So the first one, which […]

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A Secondment to Abu Dhabi: 5 highlights

6th July 2018

I think it’s fair to say that every City law firm says it offers international opportunities but what that actually means in practice for trainees can be a little hard to understand. I’m going to give you some insight into what actually happens when you do an international seat during your training contract, the benefits […]

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5 minutes with Alicia Loh, Future Trainee

15th June 2018

What University did you attend? University of Cambridge What subject are you studying? Law When do you join as a trainee? Summer of 2019 How did you hear about Shearman & Sterling? I first heard about Shearman & Sterling when I started looking into the law firms that do the kind of work I’m interested […]

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10 Skills You’ll Need as a Trainee Solicitor – Whiteboard Wednesday

13th June 2018

by Paul Gascoyne, Graduate Recruitment Manager Transcript – 10 Skills You’ll Need as a Trainee Solicitor – Whiteboard Wednesday Hello, and welcome to this week’s edition of Whiteboard Wednesday. For anyone watching this who is looking to secure a training contract or a vacation scheme, chances are you’ll have done some research in terms of […]

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