This section offers you profiles of the men and women who have the ability to welcome you to the legal profession with open arms or close the door in your face. Read on for info on what makes them tick, what impresses them and what makes each of their firms unique.

BLM

BLM

  • Keely Nelson

Unlike at some firms, Keely Nelson and her team at BLM carefully read every training contract application themselves to gain a rounded view of each candidate, not just their academics. Read on to learn more about what BLM values in its recruits.

DLA Piper UK LLP

DLA Piper UK LLP

  • Katie Sands

Graduate recruitment and development manager Katie Sands has plenty of sound advice on how to get ahead in the competitive world of law, and how to impress at a global firm like DLA Piper. 

Hogan Lovells

Hogan Lovells

  • Miriam Dunlop

Miriam Dunlop has significant experience in the legal graduate world; read on for her take on what you need to do to succeed and what you need to avoid.

Vinson & Elkins RLLP

Vinson & Elkins RLLP

  • Sarah Stockley

Member of the graduate recruitment team and baking enthusiast, Sarah Stockley knows what it is like to be a trainee at Vinson & Elkins, having been one herself. Learn more about her role and life at this exciting firm.

Bevan Brittan LLP

Bevan Brittan LLP

  • Katie Deering

Seventies rock and Broadway enthusiast Katie Deering has launched her own successful career as a graduate recruiter at Bevan Brittan; read on to find out how she can help you to navigate the trainee recruitment process and more.