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Gap Yahh: Month one

While most of our friends begin university with a wild fresher’s week or embark on trips around the world, we start our gap years with eight months working as legal support co-ordinators in the Leeds office.  This time last year we were doing A-Levels and experiencing the joys of UCAS.  Now we are working to gain…

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Hello from Manchester

Hello!  My name is Kate Lockwood and I am a first seat trainee in the Projects team in Manchester.  As a bit of background, I am an Economics & Management graduate from the University of Leeds, who ended up in the big graduate pool wondering what it was I actually wanted to do next with my…

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Trainee life north of the border

Many of you will be returning to (or beginning) University after the summer break, entering various stages of your degree or career.  I had my fair share of summer breaks, and the fair share of two other people, having completed a degree in English Literature, then Law, then a Masters (I thought there was a…

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Sometimes even induction can require an Olympian effort

After five years of education, three gap years, travelling through nine countries and countless part-time jobs (including ‘mushroom picker’), the start of my training contract has finally arrived! Following a week spent training in the firm’s Manchester office, the infamous residential induction week in Bedford was upon me.  Before you begin your training contract with Pinsent…

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