I studied history and politics at the University of Oxford, and will be studying the GDL at BPP from September 2016. Having recently completed a vacation scheme and secured a training contract from a leading silver circle firm, I will be sharing my tips while also discussing the GDL and pressing legal/political issues!
Last week was our advocacy assessment, which involved acting as a trainee for an applicant or respondent in an application for an extension of time.
Sadly, the clocks going back at the weekend didn’t give me an extra hour in bed – it gave me an extra hour to revise.
Most of my friends and relatives don’t know much about the legal profession, and are always surprised to find out that the top firms recruit a substantial number of non-law students as future trainee solicitors. In some firms the figure is close to half.
I have never until this week had an exam which involved interviewing and advising an actor playing a client.
It’s a funny form of taking back control that gives a sovereign parliament little or no say in how 30 years’ worth of legislation is incorporated into UK law.