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Stephenson Harwood LLP
Stephenson Harwood LLP
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? 

LC.N videos

Many firms have their application deadlines on 31 July, which still seems like a good way away. However, LC.N’s Matt Broadbent explains why leaving it late can only damage your prospects of success.


Meet the Recruiter

Samantha Hope

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.


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Teacher Stern LLP
Ellie Reilly
Teacher Stern LLP

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.

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