Sophie's Apprentice Experience at Bird & Bird

Name: Sophie Wells Position: Paralegal Apprentice Department: Dispute Resolution What made you choose to do your Apprenticeship with Bird & Bird? I loved how exciting and modern Bird & Bird is, and after my assessment day I decided that I did not want to work anywhere else! Everyone is friendly and down to earth, creating […]

Bryan's Trainee Experience in our Hong Kong Office

Name: Bryan Wan Degree: LLB (Hons.) University: The University of Hong Kong Seats to date: Intellectual Property What attracted you to a career in law? Working as a lawyer is one of the most intellectually rewarding jobs. From formulating litigation strategies to devising a multi-million dollar merger, lawyers are problem-solvers, analysts and innovative thinkers. Why […]

Angelica's Trainee Experience in our Sydney Office

Name: Angelica Sorn Degree: Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of International Studies (International Business) University: University of New South Wales Seats to date: 1 Current seat: Tech & Comms, Commercial What attracted you to a career in law? An interest in the law generally, which peaked in year 10 when choosing subjects to complete for my Higher […]

Jason's Application Hints & Tips

Application Form I felt that the initial application form gave me a great opportunity to express who I was, my motivation, and what I thought I could give to Bird & Bird. Although generic at this point, make sure you be yourself; Bird & Bird is full of personality so try to make sure it […]

Jason's vacation scheme experience at Bird & Bird

About me At the time of applying to Bird & Bird, I was in my final year at the University of York, studying Electronic Engineering with Business Management. I became interested in a legal career after completing a module, which brought to my attention the issues around technological innovation and intellectual property, and also artificial intelligence/machine learning […]

Ben's journey from the RAF to Trainee Solicitor at Bird & Bird

What is your background? I studied Microbiology at the University of Sheffield, initially with aspirations of becoming a field virologist. When it came to the third-year crunch, however, I decided to do something a little more vigorous and, at the promptings of a like-minded friend, tried out for the Royal Air Force. Much to my […]

From Vac Schemer to Head of London: Nick Perry's Bird & Bird Experience

I cannot believe that I have just passed my 25th anniversary at Bird & Bird. My first contact with the firm was two years before joining when, as a science undergraduate, I attended a 2 week vacation scheme. It was a great introduction to the firm, although not as well or imaginatively run as it […]

Obi's vacation scheme experience at Bird & Bird

Background I studied Law at Brunel University and recently completed a Masters in Energy and Natural Resources Law at Queen Mary University. During my penultimate year at Brunel, I was really keen on getting some experience in the legal sector, so I tra velled to Tanzania to carry out a placement at an international firm. I […]

Aneesah's vacation scheme experience at Bird & Bird

 Unlike most firms, for the whole of my vacation scheme this summer I sat in the Dispute Resolution department. I valued the fact that we were not rotated between two or three departments as it allowed us to properly meet and work alongside colleagues as well as meaningfully contribute to substantial pieces of work over a […]

Katie's vacation scheme experience at Bird & Bird

My background I studied Medicine at the University of Leeds and spent two years working as a doctor in London prior to deciding to pursue a career in law. Law interested me due to the academically challenging but varied career being a corporate solicitor provides. In addition, I felt so many of the skills I […]