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Hear from our current trainees about life at Bristows and the training contract, as well as their top tips for success in the application process and beyond.



12 Jan 2018

Erik Müürsepp

Making the most of law fairs and graduate recruitment events

Law firms go through a lot of effort to attend fairs at universities and put on their own events to attract the brightest students and...

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18 Dec 2017

Katy Gibson


Client secondments offer trainees the chance to understand the ins-and-outs of a particular client and to test their skills as they become another member of...

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06 Dec 2017

Jonathon Ross

From PhD to Trainee Solicitor

Despite the impression given on some websites, the overwhelming majority of trainees at Bristows do not have PhDs and half do not have a scientific...

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07 Nov 2017

Sara Sefton


It sounds extremely scary. But as a trainee, it is one of the most interesting and exciting experiences you can be lucky enough to have....

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01 Nov 2017

Harry Taylor

Commercial IP and IT at Bristows

In this month’s blog article, first-year trainee Harry demystifies the work carried out by our Commercial IP/IT team.The Commercial IP/IT department at Bristows currently comprises...

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18 Oct 2017

Joseph Sako

Culture – what does it matter?

I had thought about pursuing a legal career for quite some time before beginning the training contract hunting process. Having studied History and Politics (further...

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05 Oct 2017

Hilda-Georgina Kwafo-Akoto

Unlocking success on the Legal Practice Course

Now that the autumn legal practice courses (LPC) have begun, trainee Hilda-Georgina Kwafo-Akoto shares some of her top tips for success.‘The key is to have...

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26 Sep 2017

Kate O’Sullivan

Application advice

As autumn rolls around again, so too does the training contract application season – which invariably means applications forms. I don’t think any trainee could...

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26 Sep 2017

Alexander Calver

An English Grad in the Legal/Science Space

Having studied English, law was always in my mind as a good route to go down. Along with many other humanities students, I attended various...

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