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TCLA's Interview Series

Check out these interviews with future trainees across a variety of law firms!
Welcome back everyone to our series of interviews with future trainee solicitors. In our final article today, we have the fantastic opportunity to hear from a future trainee at Clyde & Co. 1. Who is your training contract with? Clyde & Co 2. Are you a law or non-law candidate? Non-Law 3. Which university did you attend? University of Manchester 4. Please could you tell us more about your background and current stage? I am an international student who studied geography at...
Welcome back everyone to our series of interviews with future trainee solicitors. In our second article today, we have the fantastic opportunity to hear from Lucy, a future trainee at Clifford Chance. 1. Who is your training contract with? Clifford Chance 2. Are you a law or non-law candidate? Law 3. Which university did you attend? The University of Exeter 4. Please could you tell us more about your background and current stage? Currently, I am in my final year studying LLB Law...
Welcome back everyone! Today we have three new articles in our series of interviews with future trainee solicitors. In our first article, we hear from a future trainee at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius 1. Who is your training contract with? Morgan, Lewis & Bockius 2. Are you a law or non-law candidate? Law 3. Which university did you attend? Queen Mary University of London (LLB) / University College London (LLM) 4. Please could you tell us more about your background and current stage? I...
Welcome back everyone. In our second article today, we hear from a future trainee at Trowers & Hamlins LLP. 1. Who is your training contract with? Trowers & Hamlins LLP 2. Are you a law or non-law candidate? Law 3. Which university did you attend? University College London (UCL) 4. Please could you tell us more about your background and current stage? I am currently working as a paralegal at a public sector organisation and will start my training contract in March 2021. I...
Welcome back everyone! Continuing with our series of interviews with future trainee solicitors, today we have two fantastic articles lined up. In our first article today, we hear from a future trainee at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP 1. Who is your training contract with? Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP 2. Are you a law or non-law candidate? Non-Law 3. Which university did you attend? The University of York 4. Please could you tell us more about your background and current stage? I am...
Welcome back everyone to our series of interviews with future trainee solicitors. Today we have a great article lined up in which we had the lovely opportunity to hear from a future trainee at Edwin Coe LLP. 1. Who is your training contract with? Edwin Coe LLP 2. Are you a law or non-law candidate? Law 3. Which university did you attend? University of Warwick 4. Please could you tell us more about your background and current stage? I am originally from Cheshire, where I attended...
 
Welcome back everyone! Next up in our series of interviews with future trainee solicitors, we had the fantastic opportunity to hear from a future trainee at DAC Beachcroft. 1. Who is your training contract with? DAC Beachcroft 2. Are you a law or non-law candidate? Law 3. Which university did you attend? University of Leeds 4. Please could you tell us more about your background and current stage? I was born and raised in Nigeria and moved to the UK in 2014. 5. When and why did...
 
Welcome back everyone to the next article in our series of interviews with future trainee solicitors. In this article, we are delighted to have heard from Natasha, a future trainee at DLA Piper. 1. Who is your training contract with? DLA Piper 2. Are you a law or non-law candidate? Law 3. Which university did you attend? The University of Birmingham 4. Please could you tell us more about your background and current stage? I am an ethic female, born and raised in UK. I am the...
 
Hi everyone, I recently spoke to a future trainee who discussed using a subject access request to request feedback from a law firm. I know this has been discussed a few times on here, and it may be unclear how this actually works, so I asked them to write a detailed account of their experiences. As you'll see, this candidate used a subject access request as a last resort, after contacting a firm multiple times over several months for feedback. I'm not expecting many TCLA members to start...
 
Welcome to the next article in our series of interviews with future trainee solicitors. Today we are delighted to hear from DS, who successfully secured three training contract offers as an international student. 1. Who is your training contract with? Baker McKenzie 2. Are you a law or non law candidate? Law 3. Which university did you attend? King's College London 4. Please could you tell us more about your background and current stage? I’m an international student from Malaysia. I...
 
Welcome to the second post in our series of interviews with future trainee solicitors! Today, we are delighted to hear from Rosie Coles, who is a future trainee at CMS. 1. Who is your training contract with? CMS 2. Are you a law or non law candidate? Non-law 3. Which university did you attend? Exeter 4. Please could you tell us more about your background and current stage? I have just started the GDL at the University of Law, Bristol, after graduating from Exeter with a degree in...
 
Welcome to the first in our series of interviews with future trainee solicitors. Today we delighted to hear from Patricia K, TCLA's project manager, who successfully secured four training contract offers. 1. Who is your training contract with? Allen & Overy 2. Are you a law or non law candidate? Law 3. Which university did you attend? University of Cambridge 4. Please could you tell us more about your background and current stage? I’m an Indonesian national born and raised in the...