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My Path to Pinsent Masons

I took a rather unconventional route to becoming a trainee solicitor at PM. Having always wanted to work in the legal sector I made the decision to go to University at the age of 30 and after having two children. I graduated from the LLB Law degree course in 2013 and began working at PM…

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A Day in the Life of a Vacation Scheme Student – Belfast


Around 8:30 am I arrive at the office and meet the other early bird vacation schemers in the firms’ café, known as ‘the dock.’ for my morning coffee (If you land yourself a vacation scheme at Pinsents Belfast office, save yourself the confusion by learning from my mistakes – this is not a literal dock!)…

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Three weeks with Pinsent Masons in Glasgow


It’s the second week of my vacation placement and it’s approaching 19:30. My trainee buddy is shouting at me to make a decision, nothing in front of me is making sense and there’s a huge clock on the wall telling me that my deadline is fast approaching. There’s paper all over the floor because tables…

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Law, Laughs, and Love Island: The Pinsent Masons Experience


“When you’re preparing to start a Summer Placement at a firm, you become acutely aware of all the horror stories that friends and classmates have collected over the years. Tales of stuffy afternoons locked away in dark offices, of days spent chained to a photocopier, and of the horrific moment when you first consider coming…

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Vacation Placement Life at Pinsent Masons


My vacation placement in the London office of Pinsent Masons began on 19th June and ran for two weeks. It is difficult to summarise such a wonderful fortnight, but hopefully, this blog will give a flavour of the amazing time that anyone lucky enough to obtain a placement with Pinsent Masons will experience. Sometimes at…

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My Vacation Placement Experience – Emma Wills


I am one of the summer students this year at Pinsent Masons and I have been working in the Commercial Property Department at the Aberdeen office. Although I had learned a lot of information about the firm prior to the start of my placement, I tried to maintain an open mind as to what the…

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