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Revolving doors

After the slow summer months, September brings news of trainee retention rates, law firm revenues, and the inevitability of a new smartphone from the technology behemoth that is Apple.

14 September 2015

This year is no different, and along with the iPhone 6S, the revolving doors of traineeship have once again swung into action.

In their freshly pressed, monochrome suits, polished shoes, and eagerness to learn, a new intake of wannabe solicitors is a timely blessing for the more jaded among us. They provide a glimmer of recognition of how we once were: ready to change the world by overturning one bad decision at a time: talking our clients (and judges) out of trouble; relishing the opportunity to assist; and doggedly pursuing justice in the minutiae of disclosure bundles. Oh, how times change.

Rather than being envious of their youthful enthusiasm (or inwardly mocking their naivety), it is our responsibility to shape them into the best lawyers they can be. Yes, there will be a steep learning curve for some, and patience will be important, but taking time to teach and - on occasion - to listen will r...

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