What are the most important law skills for lawyers of the future?

Traditionally the skills for lawyers like attention to detail, organisation and time management may now be of less importance with legal tech fulfilling these tasks for you. Thus, the question has changed, no longer being what skills are needed in law but what skills are needed to fill the gaps left by technology.  How do…

Solicitor’s Invaluable Secrets to Client Interviewing

At the University of Sussex students have been given the opportunity to take part in a client interviewing competition which is sponsored by the award winning law firm DMH Stallard LLP. Neil Farrow (a solicitor) and Hannah Joad (a trainee solicitor) from DMH came to Sussex to provide students with top tips for interviewing clients….

University of Sussex Client Interviewing Competition 2021.22

After winning a close internal competition, judged by practitioners from our sponsor DMH Stallard LLP, winners George Grammer-Taylor (Final year Law LLB) and Samantha Smith (Final year Law LLB/Laurier), represented Sussex in the regional heat of the national Client Interviewing competition The Client Interviewing Competition in February 2022. Prior to the internal competition, students took…

Life, Law & Crossing Borders: podcast

Our names are Cynthia and Guneet and we are currently final year law students at the University of Sussex. We are both Canadian students; one from Vancouver and the other from Toronto respectively.​  Towards the end of our first year in Brighton, we found ourselves quite overwhelmed by the influx of information and the lack…

The Black Liberation Movement: Progressing the Uncodified Constitution

The Black Lives Matter movement has gained a legal identity in the UK, registering as a community benefit society Black Liberation Movement UK Limited (BLM). The society intends to fundraise through donations, direct political action and educate the public. Revolutionary in nature, the movement may have caused a wave of constitutional changes in the UK….

Pinsent Masons mentoring scheme: experience of 19.20 mentee

The Pinsent Masons Mentoring Programme has helped me to better understand what a solicitor does on a day to day basis. Through personal contact with my mentor, I was able to ask specific questions about the career which I felt needed further clarity, this ranged from enquiring about the contents of my mentor’s daily workload,…