SH associate Alex Thornton describes what he enjoys about life at a firm that offers great quality of work, the chance to interact with interesting people and an appreciation of individuality.
Where law and business collide
Commercial awareness is important, but it can be hard to know where to start. To help, we identify some of the most interesting business news stories in the mainstream press, tweet them from @CityLawLIVE and @NationalLawLIVE every day and collate them in a weekly news round-up every Thursday. What better way to start to get to grips with the hot business/commercial topics of the day?
An enthusiast for skiing and the indie stylings of London Grammar, Samantha Hope is also Shoosmiths’ grad rec guru. Click this way for her application wisdom and for an insight into trainee life at Shoosmiths.
Having just recently completed the first year of my Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL), now seems an opportune time to reflect on the course, how I've found it so far and the advantages or disadvantages of studying part time.
International firm Watson Farley & Williams is well known for its multi-jurisidictional expertise in energy, maritime, natural resources, real estate and transport. Read on to find out more about the firm and its application process.
University of London, University College Trainee Solicitor
At the half-way stage, I look back on the litigation and property seats with a sense of achievement. Experiencing such a variety of transactions and cases, ways of working, and nuances of communication skills when dealing with clients and solicitors on the other side has been fascinating, challenging and rewarding.
I'm currently at high school deciding which subjects to take for my A levels. I'm hoping to join the legal profession in the future, so I want to choose subjects that will impress recruiters. What should I pick to give me the edge?