Inspirational stories: Sussex law student Inder Kaur on starting a business in challenging times

I started Indulged By Her in August 2020 and it has been such an amazing experience already. I broke even with my investment within the first 3 weeks of when I started, and I was happy with that. what inspired you to start the business My dad has always been an inspiration to me, and…

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,…

Applicant blog competition winner: Starting A Law Degree The Other Side of 35

Blog co-authors, Sarah Tohill and Victoria Phillips, are joining the University of Sussex’s Law LLB in September 2020 as (very) mature students. In a slightly overgrown corner of Ovingdean’s disarmingly pretty St Wulfran’s churchyard, a sun-mottled headstone gives nothing away about the near-seismic importance of one of its tenants: Britain’s first practising female barrister, Helena…

Top Tips for a Career at the (Criminal) Bar

Start extra-curricular work as early as possible If you think you want to be a barrister, great grades alone will not cut it. What gets people pupillage is demonstrating a commitment to the profession and to your area of law. Practically, I appreciate that mini-pupillages and unpaid internships are expensive and time consuming, so don’t…

University of Sussex Client Interviewing Competition

The final of the DMH Stallard sponsored Client Interviewing Competition took place on December 5th. Prior to the competition, students took part in a series of workshops led by Law Lecturers Jeanette Ashton; Paven Basuita and Will McCready, which covered communication styles; active and passive listening; question techniques; advising the client on the relevant area…

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….