My name is Harry, and I’m a 22-year-old Law graduate at the University of York and future Trainee Solicitor at Baker McKenzie. Here you will find blog posts discussing everything from TC application tips through to my own personal insights into the world of law. I love to connect with my readers of any profession, so feel free to drop me an email and I’d be happy to get in touch with you. Happy reading!

  • NASA, AI and the law – a conversation with Héloïse Vertadier

    December 23, 2019 by

    “I’m sorry Dave. I’m afraid I can’t do that.” HAL 3000. The future of technology has always provoked speculation and excitement as to how it will change our lives. For lawyers, however, tackling new developments in technology can often be both confusing and stressful, as they will be responsible for keeping up to date with… Read more

  • My Guide to Commercial Awareness

    December 11, 2019 by

    Thank you for visiting my blog and for your interest in downloading my new e-book to understanding, developing and utilising your commercial awareness. You can download a PDF of it, for free, at the link below: I wrote this book to try and distill everything I knew about commercial awareness, that I had learnt both… Read more

  • Debunking the Paralegal Stereotype

    November 4, 2019 by

    “We are led to believe that the route is ultimately LLB>LPC>TC consecutively and anything that goes against the grain is not to be given a thought. I disagree.” Abi Simpson. The typical stereotype of a paralegal can conjure some unfortunate, negative imagery – a solely administrative role, acting as a yes-man to junior lawyers with… Read more

  • How To: Law at University

    October 29, 2019 by

    “I chose to go to law school because I thought that someday, somehow I’d make a difference.” Christopher Darden. Studying law at university can be an invigorating intellectual challenge at times and a mentally taxing workload at others. Being able to balance the demands of your studies and social life is difficult, especially whilst also… Read more

  • My ‘Trainee Talk’ with The Corporate Law Academy

    September 3, 2019 by

    “Everybody and their mother has a book and a podcast these days.” Loren Weisman. Last week, I had the opportunity to speak with Jaysen Sutton, founder of The Corporate Law Academy, in his ‘Trainee Talk’ podcast series. TCLA aims to assist aspiring commercial solicitors in their journey towards a Training Contract, providing a number of… Read more

  • Workstorm: with Brian Stearns

    February 16, 2020 by

    “No one else in this market is focused on viewing the legal market in this way.” Brian Stearns. It has long been well-known that the very nature of being a lawyer forces you to be reactive to changes in the law. After all, it is the very basis on which you give your advice to… Read more

  • The pros and cons of the legal profession

    February 9, 2020 by

    “If you are trying to take a difficult decision and you’re weighing up the pros and cons, you have frank conversations. Everybody knows this in their walk of life.” Tony Blair. Even though the journey to becoming a lawyer is a long and hard one, and even though they are often an integral part of… Read more

  • An advantage with Vantage: connecting with leading legal firms

    February 3, 2020 by

    “Everything you want in life is a relationship away.”  Idowu Koyenikan. Everyone knows that applying for first year opportunities, vacation schemes or training contracts can be a competitive process. As a result, taking opportunities to speak to and connect with the firms you’re interested in or applying to is of paramount importance. Typically, this has… Read more

  • Specialising in the Legal Profession

    January 23, 2020 by

    “An expert is someone who knows a lot about the past.” Tom Hopkins. Trying to work out what you are ultimately going to do with your law degree is an exciting, open world of many possibilities. Should you decide to pursue a career in the legal profession, it’s quite likely you’ll end up specialising in… Read more

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