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Trainee life in Leeds

Hello, My name is Jon Cherry and I have just begun my first seat as a trainee at Pinsent Masons in the TMT (Technology, Media and Telecommunications) team.  I graduated from Newcastle University in 2009 with a degree in Philosophy and have then subsequently completed the GDL and LPC at the College of Law.  About…

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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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Pedal to the Corporate Mettle!

When I was offered the Gap Year placement at the firm and especially when I had been allocated to Corporate, I was extremely happy. Now I’m no John McClane (in style or substance), but part of me wanted the myths to be true; I wanted the long nights working perilously towards deadlines for big deals, working…

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Chinese Sweatshops, Tigers and The Beatles; A Tailor-Made Victory

As a cold, dark and dreary November rolled to a close Corporate trainee Tom Woodhead and Projects & Construction gap year student Sairish Tahir sat burning the midnight oil, cramming all things current affairs and practising their verbal sparring so as not to bring eternal shame to the Pinsent Masons name at the annual Michelsberg Debating…

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I, Trainee

So, after three years of university and two years of law school, here we are! Our first week at Pinsent Masons… and we know nothing! Perhaps that’s a little misleading. Law school did in fact teach us a lot of legal skills and commercial awareness. However, Law school did not teach us how to use the complicated printer,…

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Our New Leeds Gap Recruits

Pinsent Masons runs an established Gap-Year programme aimed specifically at students who have completed their A-levels, giving them the chance to gain invaluable insight into the fast paced world of commercial law and boost their CVs for the future. Meet the five Gap Students based in the Leeds office as they introduce themselves and talk…

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Next stop Dubai…

While working for the Corporate team in Leeds during my Gap Year Placement it became obvious to me that commercial law crosses borders and has an incredible international reach.  Whilst working on different projects in the UK I was able to see how Pinsent Masons’ teams in the Middle East, Asia and our alliances with Europe and the USA  all…

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