Paralegal to trainee: the easy path? 09/01/2017 Working as a paralegal is a great way to gain experience in law, but is it really a quicker way to secure a training contract? A trainee's 5 tips for training contract application success 12/12/2016 Simon, Trainee Solicitor at Shoosmiths, shares his tips for training contract application success and how to avoid some common pitfalls. Black History Month with Stephanie Pincher 21/10/2016 Stephanie was the first in her family to go to university, but she didn't let that stop her securing work experience and a training contract at her dream firm. Find out how she did it here. Black History Month with Kishma Bolaji 14/10/2016 To celebrate Black History Month, we are sharing some inspirational stories from our staff. Here Kishma Bolaji explains why never giving up on her dream got her to where she is today - a dual qualified associate at number one national law firm Shoosmiths. Throwback Thursday: Gary Assim 29/09/2016 From fighter pilot to Lawyer - Gary Assim looks at the journey of his career which sees him reaching chairman of the WSG network and back in his home city of London. 5 Tips for getting the most out of a law fair 20/09/2016 Megan Holden, a Solicitor in Commercial Litigation in Shoosmiths' Milton Keynes office shares her five top tips for attending law fairs Throwback Thursday: Lynn Knight 08/09/2016 In this week's Throwback Thursday Lynn Knight explains why it's important to embrace every opportunity that comes your way, even if it's not quite the path you planned. Throwback Thursday: Alex Bishop 25/08/2016 From Saturday job to Partner, Alex Bishop tells us why being argumentative destined her for a career in law. 10 brainless blunders that could cost you your training contract 04/04/2016 Competition for training contracts is at an all-time high. I've listed the top 10 slip-ups (beyond the usual CV spelling and grammar errors) I see candidates making throughout the recruitment process. 3 Lessons from 3 months as a Trainee Solicitor 23/01/2016 Trainee Solicitor, Dan, shares his tips on how to survive and thrive in the first three months of your training contract.