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Matt discusses how economic actions have unexpected consequences – here we look at how Donald Trump's sabre rattling over steel and automotive trade with China has resulted in soybean farmers in the Midwest losing their farms.
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I recently graduated with a 2.1 in philosophy and plan to take a year out to save up before taking the GDL What kind of paid work could I do which looks impressive to employers and would be flexible enough to allow me to keep putting my legal career first?
Working across energy, marine and construction disputes makes for an incredibly interesting, dynamic career, as this insight into life at Clyde & Co from Henry Cunnington clearly shows. Read Henry’s great advice on building rapport with clients, dealing with partner feedback and taking on early responsibility.
There are many different kinds of career in the solicitors’ profession. Upon qualifying, solicitors tend to specialise in one area of law which could be anything from intellectual property, to Islamic finance to family law. This article explores the process of choosing a practice area to specialise in and offers some advice on the various criteria to consider.
Your vocational, professional legal training is the first step toward what we hope will be a rewarding and successful career, but many law students feel it is important to keep up appearances. There is a belief that in order to look good, you have to give the impression that you are a potential professional with ambition and drive.