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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

  • 'Mobile' Law Firms

    December 20, 2019 by

    “Supply always comes on the heels of demand.” Robert Collier. Most lawyers have traditionally worked in a conventional office environment, surrounded by colleagues in one physical location. It’s historically allowed for the levels of collaboration and group work that are necessary for legal solutions to come to fruition. However, the increasing availability of cloud-based technology… Read more

  • Changing careers in the legal profession

    December 7, 2019 by

    Be absolutely determined to enjoy what you do. Gerry Sikorski Historical notions about what careers are have shifted greatly in our modern world. Many people are turning away from their current careers and seeking new careers in the legal world. Retraining as a lawyer, passing the bar or getting qualified and then setting up your… Read more

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