A Step Inside the Magic Circle: Interview with Ben Packer

I was rejected by Linklaters for a Vacation Scheme in 2007 - 13 years later, I am now a Partner. The trick is not falling over, it’s how you get back up! Ben Packer is a Partner in the Dispute Resolution team at Linklaters. Ben specialises in contentious regulatory disputes, business crime, crisis management and... Continue Reading →

TikTok…Time Is Running Out. Will Microsoft Come To The Rescue?

It seems hard to imagine a time when our aimless, morning scroll of social media did not involve TikTok. The entertainment application which showcases 15-second videos is addictive; which its monthly 800 million users can vouch for.  The entire world has watched the ever-growing tension between China and the US unfold in recent years. In... Continue Reading →

From Yee Sang Salads to Knitting Needles: How have Law Firms Taken The ‘Extra Step’ To Embrace Diversity In The Legal Profession?

Diversity should be part of your job rather than something that you have to actively participate in. There is no better way to begin a controversial debate than with a controversial statement. My argument is this: 'diversity' is a buzzword in the legal world that is half-heartedly exploited by some firms to make themselves appear... Continue Reading →

How I Built My Commercial Awareness

When I first began my commercial awareness journey, I didn't know where to start. I was constantly referred to the same old sources of commercial news: The Financial Times and The Economist. After all, old is gold. Whilst I am comfortable with using these sources now, they weren't very useful when I first started learning... Continue Reading →

Acquisitions 101: Vice and Refinery29

2019 has been an exciting year for the M&A world! In case you haven't heard, Vice has acquired Refinery29! Now, what's the point of me writing an article about an acquisition if I don't go through the basics first?! Let's play a bit of Company Top Trumps. Vice: What is Vice? Vice is a Canadian... Continue Reading →

My Virtual Internship: Part 6

Module 6: The acquisition is nearly complete and we have only a few round-up tasks left to make sure that the acquisition of PayGate Technologies goes ahead. At this point of the Virtual Internship, you should be a Grand Prix emailer. Your task is to update your client on the legal fees that they have... Continue Reading →

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