Excellent scheme, very well-organised and everyone at the firm tried hard to make it a realistic and informative experience.
Was given real tasks connected to live matters, and received great support throughout from both my supervisors and trainee buddies.
Had a good network of supervisors (2) and trainee buddies (another 2) to whom I could ask questions, and everyone else in the teams was also very open to having a chat if I had any questions.
Learned a fair number of legal concepts, as well as more information about the legal profession, and various practice areas.
Very well structured, and everything ran smoothly. Was very impressive.
Very friendly and collegial. Supervisors vary in personality, but, on the whole, everyone genuinely wants you to learn and doesn't make you feel like you're extra work for them.
Supervisors took the time to explain the full matters in detail (rather than just assign discrete tasks), and senior leaders of the firm also took time to tell us about their practice areas and answer our questions.
It felt very realistic.
Very much so - two weeks is a good amount of time for understanding how a place works.
Confirmed existing plans.
Not too many socials, but there were lots of practice area presentations that offered a chance to network. Supervisors were also willing to connect you to relevant people for you to have networking coffees with them.
We learned a lot about pro bono opportunities, but not so much about social/sport ones or the diversity networks.
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Central London and City
14th April 2019