Graduate blog


Hellfire Pass (Not a reference to my TC)

After weeks of sunning myself on the beaches of Thailand *cough* I mean drafting cease and desist letters and legal opinions, I decided to set out on a little weekend adventure to the Thai/Myanmar border (formerly Burma); and what an adventure it was.

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Junior Dealmaker

"You'll reach your £100 million target deal turnover - you'll reach it with a single deal!"

By way of introduction, I am a second year trainee completing my third seat in the Corporate department of our Manchester office. My path on the transactional trajectory began with an inaugural contentious seat in the Litigation department followed in earnest by a second seat in our specialist Asset Finance team. I am fast approaching the half-way mark in the corporate department and thought useful to take a step back, reflect and share my experiences of my first major transaction.

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Perspective of a Leeds trainee on secondment in Singapore

As part of the DLA Piper Graduate Programme I am currently on a six month secondment in the Singapore office Litigation and Regulatory team. Ever since I visited Singapore for Chinese New Year in February I knew it was a place I would come back to, so having the opportunity to live and work here for 6 months is incredible.

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