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Three months in – reflections on life as a paralegal apprentice at Cripps Pemberton Greenish

17 Dec, 2021
by: Cripps Pemberton Greenish
Just over three months ago, we welcomed four new paralegal apprentices to the firm. In this blog post, the apprentices look back on that journey and what life is like now that they...
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From Lab to Law

6 Dec, 2021
“Why law?” – Perhaps the most common question that every budding lawyer can expect to be asked at vacation scheme or training contract interviews, and the one question that...
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Turning down university for an apprenticeship

6 Dec, 2021
The trainee solicitor blog team caught up with Rosie Harvey, solicitor apprentice, who explains why she chose an apprenticeship over university. Nursery. Primary. Secondary...
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Change at Every Level - a Solicitor Apprentice’s experience of legaltech

22 Nov, 2021
The Real Estate sector is undergoing some exciting changes as new working and living habits drive how we build, re-purpose and use property. Our legal teams are overhauling...
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Life as a Property Dispute Resolution Trainee

15 Nov, 2021
What type of work do you gain exposure to? Our Property Dispute Resolution team (PDR) is one of the largest property litigation teams in the UK, with tier 1 rankings in legal...
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The Apprenticeship Scheme: thoughts from former Senior Partner Clare Hyland

11 Nov, 2021
by: Cripps Pemberton Greenish
by Rosie Harvey and Mia Hardiman  As Cripps’ former Senior Partner, Clare Hyland, comes to the end of her career and begins her retirement, two of our Solicitor Apprentices...
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Paralegal to Trainee: A Step Up?

28 Oct, 2021
In today’s legal recruitment market, it is becoming increasingly common for trainee solicitors to already have a certain amount of paralegal experience under their belts...
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A solicitor apprenticeship – an insider’s view

30 Sep, 2021
I am a solicitor apprentice currently sitting with our residential conveyancing team based in our Tunbridge Wells office.  Alongside that, I am studying for my law degree through...
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Trainee Blog Post – “How to Prepare for Training Contract Interviews”

14 Sep, 2021
It is never too early to start preparing for training contract interviews. You might say that the preparation starts from the moment you decide that a career in law is the one for...
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Getting Down to Business: Life as a Commercial Trainee

27 Aug, 2021
Time flies. As the end of my stint in the Commercial seat rapidly approaches, now seems like a good moment to reflect upon what the team is like, what I have learnt and offer some...
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Starting your training contract: what to expect from your first few weeks

30 Jul, 2021
Before starting my training contract, I had no idea what to expect from my first few weeks and I think had I known, I would have been less nervous.  So, with the hope of putting...
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A day in the life of a trainee solicitor in Private Wealth

25 Jun, 2021
7:30 am Covid Test Due to Covid 19, trainees are working remotely three days per week, with two days per week in the office. Today is one of my days in the office. Before leaving...
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The trainee survival guide

15 Jun, 2021
Starting your training contract is an exciting moment in a young lawyer’s life. It is a time to reflect with satisfaction on a fantastic accomplishment and look forward to the...
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How to Research a Law Firm

28 May, 2021
Completing application forms for law firms can be overwhelming and it can be tempting to just have a quick look at a law firm’s website and crack on with filling in the form...
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Starting a training contract remotely - top tips

24 Mar, 2021
by: Cripps Pemberton Greenish
If you have just started your training contract, you will be eager to get into the office. However, this may not be possible currently and even as lockdown restrictions are lifted...
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How to deal with an emotionally charged seat

18 Mar, 2021
As part of every training contract, a trainee solicitor must gain experience in a contentious area of law. Contentious legal work relates to an adversarial process, where there is...
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What to do when things don't go to plan

9 Mar, 2021
Sometimes we could use a setback to realise that nothing in this world is guaranteed and should therefore not be taken for granted. But some events feel so much more than a...
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National Careers Week: Q&A

5 Mar, 2021
by: Cripps Pemberton Greenish
As National Careers Week draws to a close two of our Paralegal Apprentices, Megan and Elena, took the opportunity to talk to Salim Somjee, an Equity Partner, and Fiona Chamberlain...
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A career in law, where do I begin?

5 Mar, 2021
There are now so many routes into the legal profession; by securing a training contract or pupillage after university, working as a paralegal, completing CILEX to become a...
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The legal profession - fact or fiction

1 Mar, 2021
To celebrate National Careers Week the second year paralegal apprentices have put together a series of blog posts. Mia Hardiman begins the week with this blog post which sets out...
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