Herbies and Sumption seal victory in Buncefield case By The Lawyer 20 March 2009 16:41 17 December 2015 15:14 Sign in or register to continue reading. It's FREE Sign in Email Password Keep me logged in Forgot your password? Not registered? It's FREE! Register now Register with The Lawyer Anonymous 24 March 2009 at 10:36 Victory yet again. You have to understand that Slaughters this year have experienced a massive upsurge in their applications following the banking crisis, as many non-law students who were intent on going into investment banking have had a last minute change of heart and are now clogging up the magic circle’s training contract application system. This does make it more difficult for firms to distinguish those non-law students with a genuine intention and passion for the law from IB defectors. It seems only fair to, at this stage, limit (at least temporarily) the amount of non-law applications to be considered, both practically speaking, in order to deal with the deluge and give adequate care and time to assess each applications, and also out of fairness to law graduates who by virtue of their undergraduate degrees have clearly proven their commitment to law, before the credit crunch made banking an unpopular option. Hardly discriminatory I feel, and very fair. And this opinion is coming from a non-law graduate who has made it into the magic circle for the 2009 intake! Reply Link goodbyekitty 24 March 2009 at 10:38 the rise of the mouthpiece Is an LLM a nice academic exercise? Yes. Will it make you a better lawyer in the real world? No. BTW I happily drank heavily throughout my Masters and came out with a distinction so anyone who can’t hack it is clearly not really masters material. What everyone here needs to realise is that both a law degree and the GDL are so far removed from every day life as a lawyer that the differences are irrelevant. PS I completely agree with Anonymous (18.02) below – read the article, use some of those analytical skills you are all so desperate to demonstrate and realise that you’ve completely missed the point. The “IP lawyer” below may well have a good job – good on him – but he could have got there with just one degree if he was any good. Reply Link Anonymous 24 March 2009 at 11:20 Herbert Smith Those people who state the opinion that the GDL is in some way a poor relation to an LLB seem to be missing the fact that if a non-law graduate completes the GDL and the LPC with the College of Law (there may also be others that I am not aware of), they are awarded an LLB. Are these people suggesting that an LLB from the College of Law is in some way inferior? I suspect the Privy Council would disagree. Reply Link Mark 24 March 2009 at 11:44 Herbies and Sumption seal victory in Buncefield case The reality is, that these the lawyers who would be doing this will be doing exactly the same work over 5 days or more for 80% of the current wages. Nobody will be taking a full day off and anyone who does will be in the redundancy line. The firms all know this . It’s simply publicity…. Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.