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Social Mobility and the Law – what do the figures actually suggest?

Those of you who have been following the recent debate surrounding the decline in social mobility, particularly within the professions, will have noticed there has been a distinct lack of reliable data to support many of the claims being made, the major exception to this being the detailed research conduted by the Sutton Trust. As mentioned…

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Good things come to those who wait

When I applied for a training contract at Pinsent Masons I always had their Intellectual Property (IP) department in my sights.  My first degree was in pharmacology and this naturally led me to an interest in patents, particularly of the pharmaceutical type. At Pinsent Masons trainees get to put down three departments (in order of preference)…

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Relocation, Relocation!

Flexibility is a quality that many organisations look for in their employees and Pinsent Masons is no different.   We also recognise that people value an employer who can be flexible and adapt to changes in their own lives.  In short flexibility is a two-way street. Being a full service firm we are able to provide our trainees…

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The End is Nigh

As my gap year placement in the Birmingham Pinsent Masons office draws to a close this blog may prove the most fitting way for me to review the past eight months.  So much has happened and so much has been learnt that it must be impossible to fit into one entry.  But I’ll endeavour. Revisiting…

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