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trainee talk

Trainee talk is brought to you by Browne Jacobson’s first and second year trainees. They will be sharing their trainee experience so that you can understand what it’s like to work here and to give you a bit more information about the journey to becoming a fully-fledged newly qualified solicitor! 

To find out more about how to become a trainee, visit our trainee page.

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Summer vacation scheme – more than a 9-5

When I nervously arrived in Manchester for my summer vacation scheme placement on Tuesday morning, I became quickly aware that this placement would be more than a typical 9-5 legal experience placement.

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Passing over the baton...

As your previous blog post authors quickly approach their qualification, leaving us ‘baby lawyers’ behind, the timely transfer of the Trainee Talk Blog baton has been passed to us, your dedicated first (soon-to-be second) year trainees – Nikita, Marina, Kerry and Hina.

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Private practice secondment for an in-house trainee

Back at school when dreaming of becoming a lawyer, I never imagined that I would be qualifying in house.

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How Cherie Blair QC inspired me to be a lawyer

At 14, I attended my first careers lesson and the usual happened. I was asked to turn on the computer, visit a website, answer various questions and out popped a career which I was apparently best suited to.

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The next 100 years for women in law

2019 marks 100 years since women were legally recognised as ‘persons’.

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Hey Browne Jacobson: how do I become a solicitor?

At Browne Jacobson we welcome applicants from all walks of life and want people that stand out from the crowd.

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Routes to a training contract – direct application v vacation scheme

A question that gets asked every year by aspiring lawyers is whether to apply for a vacation scheme or apply directly for a training contract. There is a lot of information out there so why does this question keep getting asked? Probably because there is no definite answer and it will depend on circumstances and opportunities.

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My top tips on training contract applications

After speaking to hundreds of students about applications, I have grouped together the most popular questions to bring you my top tips on training contract applications.

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A day in the life: Social Care

Taking the leap from Commercial Property to Social Care within our Insurance and Public Risk (IPR) department, I ventured into contentious territory hoping to get an experience of what life is truly like as a litigator.

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From Paralegal to Trainee - helpline or hurdle?

"Do you think you’ve got an advantage over the other trainees because you were a paralegal first?" - A question I often get asked by my peers.

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