An exciting secondment to CMS’s Moscow office preceded Lee Donovan’s qualification into the firm’s energy department. Read on for more on this truly international firm and its highly regarded approach to training.
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?
The good news is you've been invited to a training contract interview. The bad news is that might sound quite daunting! Don't panic. This article explores what you should be doing in preparation and how best to present yourself on the day.
Typically, each initial client meeting follows a particular pattern regardless of the legal field to which it relates - after the introductions and polite exchanges covered previously, the meeting will proceed with the client explaining his or her problem.
A firm where excellent work and responsibility came as standard from my first day as a trainee, where colleagues are my friends and where a casual chat with a partner is a normal (and pleasant!) part of my day.