Graduate blog


Ruchir, an incoming London Class of 2020 graduate, shares his experiences of undertaking a client secondment before starting his LPC studies

I had done it: secured a training contract at my dream firm, after an intense but enjoyable three-week Summer Internship. Whilst departing through the firm doors, I naïvely thought that I would not be walking back into the firm until a lot later down the line, perhaps a few weeks before the commencement of my Graduate Programme (training contract), but I was wrong.

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Clodagh, an incoming Birmingham Class of 2019 graduate, shares her experiences of applying directly to the Birmingham Graduate Programme

My journey to becoming a Trainee Solicitor with DLA Piper started during the summer of 2015 when I participated in the Summer Internship in the Birmingham office.

During the programme, I was fortunate enough to undertake work within the Real Estate Planning and Intellectual Property and Technology departments. I gained invaluable experience in assisting with tasks such as collating boundary information from the Land Registry for road developments and drafting letters before action for breach of copyright. However, aside from enhancing general legal skills, I was also actively encouraged to engage with colleagues across the firm in a variety of social and networking activities. Representing this global law firm in a city netball tournament was definitely an unexpected highlight!

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