When considering where I might complete my training contract, I drew from previous work experience I had done, both inside the legal world and outside it, and I decided that I didn’t want to be a small cog in a huge machine. I wanted to train somewhere that wasn’t so large that I couldn’t have a personal connection with everyone in the firm, but equally not so small that the quality of work I would be doing would be impacted. B P Collins fit that bill perfectly. … More Why train at B P Collins? The process of getting a training contract.
Starting as a paralegal is most often the first legal job many of us have after finishing University. It is a great opportunity to put theoretical knowledge to practice and to start to build an idea of what area of law you are interested in. … More From Paralegal to Trainee
Everybody will tell you that the two years of your training contract will fly by, but you never really realise how quickly the time goes until you’re halfway through. … More Mid-way through the training contract
It is an exciting time when you qualify as a solicitor. All the years spent studying at university and obtaining practical experience have led up to this point. But what is the transition from being a trainee to a qualified solicitor like? … More Transition from Trainee to Solicitor
As much as it can be exciting changing seats and starting work in a new area of law, it can also feel like starting a new job as you navigate getting to know a new team, new processes and even sitting in a different area of the office! The abrupt change from being in a familiar area of law to starting all over again can be quite a challenge. I have found the best way to overcome this is to resist placing too many expectations on yourself – trainees are here to learn after all. … More Challenges as a trainee
Chris talks about the current pandemic and B P Collins’ response. … More Trainee in the Time of Coronavirus
From paralegal to trainee, Christopher writes about his time in DR … More D(ea)R diary
Sarah chats about her change of heart from biological sciences to law … More From science to solicitor
Trainee, Greg, is ready for the festive period at BPC and all that it brings! … More B P Collins is a real cracker!
Hedley puts together a list of trainee musts. … More A trainee’s checklist