How to convert your vacation scheme into a training contract offer

Demi Joannides is in the final year of her law degree at Warwick and has successfully converted a vacation scheme into a training contract offer at top city firm Herbert Smith Freehills, where she is now a future trainee. She also secured a place on their international vacation scheme and recently spent two weeks in … More How to convert your vacation scheme into a training contract offer

What are commercial firms currently looking for in future trainees?

Think you know? You should do! That old chestnut – Commercial Awareness. I’ve heard and seen it described in all manner of ways but for me, the most straightforward way of understanding commercial awareness in this context can be summed up as “knowing what your client wants to achieve and how to use the law to … More What are commercial firms currently looking for in future trainees?

Why commercial law?

Many of you will be making applications over the course of the next few weeks for vacation schemes and first year schemes in very large City firms. These firms offer great pay, financial support for the LPC, international secondments, very high value transaction work and roles in them are perceived as really prestigious, but, is … More Why commercial law?