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Rejection is better than no response at all

Pippa Allsop argues that the most frustrating aspect of applying for a training contract is being ignored by firms

1 October 2014

I wanted to join Michelmores as a trainee from the point
I undertook work experience with the firm at the age of
17, and while I did make applications for training contracts to other local firms, this was only ever with the objective of providing a ‘safety net’, should my aspiration not be realised.

I was never in the position where I had a multitude of firms vying for my attention, so I cannot claim that the perceived problems the SRA’s voluntary code to good practice in the recruitment of trainee solicitors aims to resolve, has ever directly affected me.

However, what I did experience when applying for training contracts was that the majority of law firms did not even bother to reply t...

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