Recent content by Abii

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    TCLA Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion Thread 2021-22 (#1)

    It will probably vary from firm to firm and probably both, PE may fall under the general corporate banner or M&A! Take a look on a few firms websites and I bet people listed under PE practice will also have M&A listed. It's unlikely to be a clear cut distinction and again different firms will...
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    TCLA Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion Thread 2021-22 (#1)

    It's a sovereign wealth fund - so a state owned investment fund. This doesn't make it a public company, unless the public can buy/trade shares in it. I'm not sure that a PE transaction and M&A transaction is really a clear distinction, surely a PE transaction is often a type of M&A transaction...
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    TCLA Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion Thread 2021-22 (#1)

    I'd be honest, it shows your integrity and it is not at all unusual for people to undertake multiple vacation schemes. I can't see how this would be a trick question at all.
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    Help buying/choosing professional clothing (especially for women)

    Thank you so so much for taking the time to do this - definitely given me some inspiration. I think loafers are probably going to be the best option for me, even a mid heel could be a problem, I sometimes have to use a walking stick. I think a trip into town tomorrow is in order to find...
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    Help buying/choosing professional clothing (especially for women)

    Hey all, I have a couple of vac schemes coming up and I'm really struggling on the shoe front! I used to wear heels daily however a lot has changed for me since covid and daily office trips and I now cannot wear heels, I also cannot wear really flat shoes with little support so pumps are out...
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    TCLA Direct Training Contract Applications Discussion Thread 2021-22 (#1)

    Clifford Chance, Latham and HSF reimburse in full. don’t know if that will change as they transition to SQE as some firms are expecting LPC grads do SQE 2. Not all firms do though. Likely because they have specific LPC providers they use and probably get a better price than self-funders.
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    MoFo 2022 Summer Scheme

    Hey, I don't have anything to add other than to say being nervous is completely natural! I have my first two VSs coming up shortly (they are one straight after the other as well) and I am definitely feeling the nerves!
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    TCLA Direct Training Contract Applications Discussion Thread 2021-22 (#1)

    I wouldn't rule them out yet - the deadline hasn't passed and they are non-rolling. Also my experience last cycle was that they took a long time to get back to people.
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    TCLA General Discussion Thread 2021-22 (#1)

    It isn't much lower than the LPC pass rates which are around the 57/58% mark.
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    TCLA General Discussion Thread 2021-22 (#1)

    This is a very subjective question. For some it will be really hard others not so, much like any other course/exam. The pass rate is roughly similar to the LPC. I personally hate closed book exams so I’m hoping the fact I’ve almost finished the LPC means whoever gives me a TC doesn’t want me to...
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    TCLA Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion Thread 2021-22 (#1)

    I’ve said it several times on this forum but everyone judges themselves in a much harsher manner than anyone else would. Something I do to bring myself back down when I’m spiralling/over-thinking something I have done is apply what I call the friend test - how would I judge a close friend that...
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    TCLA General Discussion Thread 2021-22 (#1)

    I think the best people to advise on this would be the LPC provider. Honestly the masters element is hardly any more work so it might be more hassle trying to organise this than just doing the module if the admin team at your provider are as slow as at mine! In terms of paying it back I can...
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    TCLA Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion Thread 2021-22 (#1)

    Fried Frank only hire direct TC - tiny intake but no VS.
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    Advice needed on SQE and career in general

    I'm a current LPC student, I do it part time and started in 2020 so prior to the SQE starting. I only took my place on the LPC as I got a full fee scholarship from the Law Society. I would not have self funded it. I have found in apps in this cycle that many firms would now requite me to to do...
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    TCLA Direct Training Contract Applications Discussion Thread 2021-22 (#1)

    You could but this question is really asking you to speak about something specific to Orrick. Is online litigation really going to be that specific or impactful to Orrick considering their biggest practice areas. I have used covid related answers before and been successful but I have really...

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