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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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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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The Induction week and Bedford Training

After several years wait, we finally made it into Pinsent Masons’ new, glass clad building (Crown Place – of “Spooks” fame), full of anticipation. An onslaught of experiences followed – meeting new people from both London and other offices (hello!); seeing the magnificent views of the London skyline from the 16th floor (ooooh!); finding our…

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First Day Nerves

As a newcomer to the blogosphere I was not sure whether there were any strict guidelines or rules to be adhered to but following a small amount of research it would appear I am free to blog as I wish.  So here it is my first (and hopefully not last) post. So, let’s get the…

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