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Chinese Sweatshops, Tigers and The Beatles; A Tailor-Made Victory

As a cold, dark and dreary November rolled to a close Corporate trainee Tom Woodhead and Projects & Construction gap year student Sairish Tahir sat burning the midnight oil, cramming all things current affairs and practising their verbal sparring so as not to bring eternal shame to the Pinsent Masons name at the annual Michelsberg Debating…

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Now you’re out, let us help you get in’ – Divercity 2011

On 1 December 2011 Pinsent Masons and five other City law firms held the first joint-firm LGBT graduate recruitment event.  Coinciding with World AIDS day, DiversCity consisted of an afternoon of seminars and networking opportunities for LGBT students interested in pursuing a career as a commercial lawyer.  The event, which was advertised to students across the UK,…

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Not Too Taxing

I think that every trainee has an idea of what they think their training contract is going to be like and they are a bit uneasy at the thought. We all hear rumours of scary partners and being a department photocopier, but I am a first-seat trainee in the Tax department in Birmingham and I…

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Going back to old haunts

Students of Britain: do you aspire to a career in law? Would you like the opportunity to quiz law firm employees to get the low-down on what their firms are like? Are your stocks of stationary dangerously low? If the answers to these questions are “yes” then you probably either have some experience of law…

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All Work and No Play?

I’m Amy Hextell and I’m currently in my first seat in the Birmingham Corporate team.  I went to the University of Birmingham and I love the city! All work and no play? Lawyers work hard.  They put in long hours, racing to meet deadlines and operating to the client’s timetable which can sometimes mean you’re…

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I, Trainee

So, after three years of university and two years of law school, here we are! Our first week at Pinsent Masons… and we know nothing! Perhaps that’s a little misleading. Law school did in fact teach us a lot of legal skills and commercial awareness. However, Law school did not teach us how to use the complicated printer,…

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