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Enter the Den

Since joining Pinsent Masons I have been surprised by the degree of client contact and the number of business development opportunities that Trainees are been encouraged to take part in.  So when I was given the chance to combine business development with one of my favourite TV shows – ‘Dragons’ Den’- there was only one response I could give……

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First Year Work Experience – is there a workable solution?

In recent weeks a couple of leading commercial law firms have announced their intention to start offering structured work experience placements to first year students.  This is perhaps unsurprising as the appetite for such opportunities amongst  freshers has been obvious when speaking with them.   The dilemma facing law firms is that in order to deliver a high quality placement a significant amount of…

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Mixing with the Right Company

As you may know, Pinsent Masons is committed to ambition and excellence in all that we do including mixing cocktails!  Earlier this month we hosted two cocktail mixing classes in Sheffield and Newcastle where we had expert mixologists teach us about the history of cocktails and how to mix the perfect drink. The events were open…

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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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