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Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

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Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

Kai Zeng of Kirkland & Ellis is an advocate for balancing the demands of exciting work in the restructuring team with life beyond the office, something that is actively encouraged by the firm. Read on for his advice on getting ahead and creating a successful career.

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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.

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

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Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

Kirkland & Ellis’s recruitment brochure emphasises the firm’s key offerings to prospective trainees: the opportunities to be a valuable part of the team and be involved in high-quality international work from day one.

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As BAME aspiring barristers, the odds of success are against us...but why?

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As BAME aspiring barristers, the odds of success are against us...but why?
Blessing Mukosha Park

The headline in a recent article for Counsel magazine read “White students twice as likely to get pupillage”. This isn't the first report or statistical breakdown that has shown that Black and Ethnic Minority (BAME) people who aspire to the Bar are less likely to make it. As a black girl aspiring to the Bar I can see how information like this might deter me. Read on to see why I'm more determined than ever to break beyond the statistical barriers and succeed.

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The law firm as a business
Dear Oracle ...

I know that an essential aspect of being commercially aware is understanding how law firms operate as businesses. I appreciate that commercial firms play an important role in business and have to make money themselves, but is there more to it than that?