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January 3, 2008

Tom Lingard trained at Herbert Smith and spent over three years as an assistant in the IP litigation group there. In March 2007 he moved to Stevens & Bolton, a regional firm based in Guildford and we spoke to him about the change.

mtl: Hi Tom, please can you tell us about working in the City?  

Tom:  I trained at Herbert Smith and qualified into the IP group in 2003.  I really enjoyed working there and after five years had ma...

November 8, 2007

Have you considered studying again?  This week we spoke to Martin Luff, a 3yr PQE employment lawyer who is currently doing a Masters in Law at the University of Texas in Austin.  We asked him why he decided to go back to being a student and the benefits of doing an LLM, as well as the practicalities of how much it costs and how the application process works.  

mtl:  Hi Martin, tell us about your legal career so far....

Denise Nurse started her legal life at Charles Russell, before going in-house at Sky.  After 3 ½ years in the legal team there, she won a staff presenting competition which has led to a second career as a presenter on Sky News and Sky Travel.  However, as she enjoys it and didn’t want to waste her training, she continues to also practise law.  This year she became a director of Halebury, a legal services company which allows law...

June 14, 2007

An often overlooked job option in law is qualifying and practising as a patent attorney.  This is partly because the patent firms are generally small companies and don’t descend on universities in the same milk-round manner as the law firms, and also because recruits come from predominantly science degrees rather than law degrees.  It is a small profession of about 1,800 qualified attorneys, with its own qualifications and gover...

May 3, 2007

Despite a strong interest in commercial law, Dr Sandra Frisby decided not to head off to the City on graduation.  Instead she focused on what she enjoys most about the law i.e. researching and teaching it.  In 2000 she completed her Ph.D. on “The Law and Practice of Contractual Receivership”. She now specialises in commercial, company and corporate insolvency law and is the “Baker & McKenzie Lecturer in Company and Commercial La...

February 8, 2007

We have spoken to self-employed lawyers for the last few weeks, so thought it was time to return to an in-house interview – the stalwart of legal options.  Jude Mladek worked in the project finance department at Addleshaw Goddard for five years before deciding to go in-house to London Underground Ltd.  She is pleased with her move and told us why she has found going in-house to be the right option for her. 

mtl: Hi Jude...

January 25, 2007

Anneli Howard qualified in 1999 as an associate in Freshfields’ EU litigation practice.  In 2000, she became a “referendaire” at the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg, and nearly three years later returned to London to re-train as a barrister at Monckton Chambers.  She was called to the Bar in 2002 and specialises in EU and competition law.  We talked to Anneli about her career so far.  

mtl: Hi Anneli, tell us wh...

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