Trainee profile: Jacqueline Vallat (Travers Smith)

“The prospect of practising law in a dynamic environment with a team of motivated and highachieving people made me consider this career. I found the business and commercial aspect of being a solicitor appealing, and I knew I needed intellectually challenging work to enjoy myself. The possibility of working on transactional rather than contentious matters, as an adviser and facilitator of a client’s projects, made me prefer this career route to the bar. Working in the City of London, with the proximity to the world’s leading businesses and main markets, is the ideal combination of exciting and varied work with like-minded people.”

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    Clifford Chance, Linklaters take on Shearman in battle for Bridgepoint

    Shearman & Sterling is making its presence felt in the City, squaring up to magic circle firms and looking to muscle in on key relationships. Private equity house Bridgepoint is one outfit that has had its head turned by the US firm.

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    City: The battle of mid-way

    It’s all kicking off in the mid-level corporate sector, with upstarts such as RPC, FFW and Irwin Mitchell looking to cash in as discerning clients look for value. By Natalie Stanton

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