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Extremely valuable experience that has given so many positive insights into life within a law firm, as well as life as a trainee solicitor. Both the work and the social side were amazingly enjoyable, couldn't recommend it anymore.
Everyone makes you feel as if you are part of the office from the outset. Always people looking out to ensure you have settled in and comprehend what is expected of you
Extensive support network from grad recruitment, to your trainee buddy, to your supervisor. Feedback on any work done was useful and helped to develop understanding of any concepts that were complex.
Despite the fact I am studying a humanities degree, I can see the placement as being beneficial in the long term. Any skills which are acquired prepare you as much as is possible for a potential career path in commercial law. On a more basic level, the placement nutured my communicative skills, as well as my attention to detail.
Very well structured. There was a perfect balance between the work and social side, and all presentations/talks were informative. Any exercises that were assigned were extremely useful and well thought out.
Incredible atmosphere from day one, everyone cracked on and worked hard, but also aptly relaxed and enjoyed themselves in the evening.
The amount of time that the firm put into my development was both surprising and beneficial. Whether it be from meetings with the managing committee, lunch with partners, advice from associates and trainees or help from grad recruitment, there was an impression that the scheme was something that was deeply important and integral to them.
Considering all of the work given was assignments etc that would be given to trainees, I felt as if I received a real insight into life at the firm. There was no attempt to sugarcoat anything, which is extremely important if you are going to commit a career within law!
Really insightful, time spent within a number of departments helped to understand not just the culture in one area but across the firm
Despite any preconceptions, the majority of the content of the day helped assure me that a law career was right for me
Payment was perfectly adequate and any previous events at the firm attended before the scheme were reimbursed
There were opportunities to meet trainees at socials, lunchs and around the office as you work closely with them, there were again networking lunchs with associates and partners. Presentations on various mornings were given by partners or associates and offered an extra opportunity to meet even more of the firm. We were even provided with the opportunity to meet the managing committee which was an impressive feat!
Social events were all well thought out and structured with some amazing nights
Talks were given which both outlined activites outside of work and also encouraged us to get involved
Absolutely, extremely positive experience, I would recommend this to anyone
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Central London and City