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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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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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Safety Nets


This month’s trainee blog will be slightly different from previous ones, because your author is a newly qualified solicitor (NQ) and no longer a trainee.

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A day in the life: Corporate

I began my trainee life in the Birmingham Corporate team and within 48 hours I was dressed in a full dinner suit on my way to the Insider Dealmakers Awards at the Hilton in Birmingham.

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How to survive your first week as a trainee

The first week of any new role can be daunting, not least when you gear up to start your training contract.

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Trainee survival guide

So the application form has been submitted, the assessment centre attended and finally the training contract is in the bag. For some, myself included, this triggers a nagging question 'how can I be the best trainee I can be?'.

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