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A real ‘stitch-up’

Late November saw the inaugural final of the Michelsberg Debating Competition, involving junior lawyers from across Leeds and sponsored by a local bespoke tailor.  Representing Pinsent Masons were Maria Akbani (gap year student) and Victoria McClintock (trainee solicitor), this blog is their account of how they got on. [Maria] I first heard about the debating competition when an email…

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Visiting the Largest Urban Shopping Centre in Europe is All in a Day’s Work

It has been two months since my last blog and I have to admit, it’s been a very busy two months.  With visiting construction sites and attending the King’s College Law Fair my seat in International Construction & Energy Disputes is flying by. Westfield Shopping Centre Arrives in Stratford…. As a rather lucky Projects & Construction trainee,…

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Closing the Deal…

So I’ve been training at PM for three months and it turns out the first seat isn’t just for getting to grips with the photocopier and befriending the PA’s.  In fact I’ve been involved from start to finish in the biggest transaction the firm’s banking team has ever done! With a tight timeframe, seven jurisdictions…

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‘Events, dear boy, events’

No prizes I’m afraid for knowing that this quote is attributed to former Prime Minister Harold Macmillan.  While this was Super Mac’s response to a journalist’s question about what was most likely to blow a government off course, it might equally answer the question ‘What is the single best way to find out which law firm is a…

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Seasons Greetings (well almost)

I cannot quite believe that three months ago I was blogging about oversize blazers, first day nerves and unfamiliar early morning alarms; time really does fly by when….you are VERY busy.  Since no one has left any comments I am assuming that you are all equally as busy however I am somewhat disappointed that Neighbours…

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Filing. Photocopying. Paper-plane folding.

Filing. Photocopying. Paper-plane folding.  For any of you who have ever been on a work experience placement these activities will sound painfully familiar.  It was therefore with some apprehension that I began my train journey down to London in early September wondering what mind-numbingly dull jobs would be in store for me over the next…

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My fellow trainees…

I have the somewhat enviable task of describing what my fellow trainees are like – to you, the world. In the interests of disclosure, I have been wined and dined by my fellow trainees this past week once my blog topic became public knowledge.  However, I can assure you this post will almost be completely…

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