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Here are my tips on how I survived GDL exams and avoided being overwhelmed (as much as possible). Ensure you are successful by being prepared and ready for anything.
“May you live in interesting times” is a blessing that Ancient Chinese people were said to reserve for those they didn’t like – “dull” periods of prosperity and stability being clearly preferable to scarcity and upheaval, even if the latter always seem to fascinate historians and filmmakers. Unfortunately, when barristers go on strike in large numbers, as they did earlier this year despite their profession’s inherently conservative character and affluent reputation, you can be sure that the times are interesting indeed.
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It’s no secret that everybody and their dog (literally) has a Twitter account to interact with friends and followers, and to post life’s most important updates: from what you’re having for dinner to your latest holiday snaps. But while you’re commenting on the most recent Love Island episode, or bemoaning your latest course assignment, law firms, barrister chambers and recruiters are also on social media, and there’s a chance that they could be seeing everything that you are doing.
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Volunteering is an essential part of building a thriving community. Many of us are in fortunate positions and have bright careers ahead of us. Giving up a few hours to give back won’t feel like a sacrifice when you see how much of a difference you can make.
I have read that some top firms still see 'poshness' as important when recruiting. I didn’t go to a selective school or Russell Group university, but have good A levels and my ambition is to be a City lawyer - what does this mean for my chances?