Whilst beginning a training contract is undoubtedly one of the most exciting times in a budding lawyer’s early career, marking that all their hard work up to that point has been worthwhile, it is important to remember that it is okay to be worried about the challenges that are to come. … More Things to know before you start your training contract
During your training contract with B P Collins, you will ideally have four seats lasting five months each, and a fifth qualification seat lasting for the remained of your training contract. The qualification seat is for you to return to the department in which you wish to qualify to provide you with an opportunity to really hone in one and develop your skills that you would have developed during your first time in the department. … More Swapping seats during your training contract
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
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
Amy summarises her trainee journey at B P Collins. … More Judgement (no longer) reserved!
Olivia faces her first mid-seat review as a trainee. … More Mid-seat mid-winter