Changing Career – Trainee Blog

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Changing career has certainly become more common in recent times, and while the average age of an individual admitted to the Law Society’s role of solicitors is now 29-30, it is still relatively unusual to see more mature trainees. The process of securing a training contract is a stressful and frustrating one, and adding in

A Day in the Life of a Dispute Resolution Trainee – Trainee Blog

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Samantha is a 2nd year trainee at Machins Solicitors. Having worked previously in another Bedfordshire firm as a conveyancing assistant, Samantha’s background leans mostly towards property matters. Samantha’s seats have included Commercial Property (6 months), Family (9 months), and is finishing her training contract in Dispute Resolution (9 months). Samantha is due to qualify in

How to prepare for an Assessment Day – Trainee Blog

Every firm deals with recruitment differently, and here at Machins we invest a significant amount of time into finding the right individuals for our yearly Trainee Solicitor intake. We receive a considerable number of applications and have multiple stages of the recruitment process to ensure that our process is fair and effective. Like most firms,

What is Commercial Awareness? – Trainee Blog

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What is Commercial Awareness? This is a question asked by many prospective trainee solicitors – they know it is something they need to demonstrate, but often don’t understand exactly what it means. Our managing partner, Mark Pelopida, considers commerciality to be one of the most important skills in a future trainee solicitor, and it is

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