Postcard from... Kazakhstan

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  • For Gerard Aston

    Dear Gerard,

    Thank you very much for such sincere words!

    It was a pleasure to work with you in one team called GRATA.

    We wish you all the best in your future endeavours!

    Yours Sincerely,

    Marketing Department
    "GRATA" Law Firm

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  • Thank you

    I just wanted to write that this was a very nice and different article on

    Thanks a lot!!!

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  • Great report

    Hi Gerard, I've just read your terrific account of life in Kazakhstan. You paint good mental pictures for us all to share, thanks. Clearly life back in Blighty will never be the same for you !
    Jeffrey Blum

    Director, Interlink International Trading (UK) Ltd (

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  • Invaluable Experience

    Dear Gerard:

    Your comments show how living and working in a foreign country gives one insights not gained during a brief business trip. When I was a twentysomething lawyer myself, I had a chance to live and work abroad like you; I, too, found that the experience truly changed my perspective--and improved my practice skills. Thanks for your insightful comments.

    Janet H. Moore
    International Lawyer Coach (

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  • Gerard,

    Might I say what a terrific and moving account you give of life in Kazakhstan. Could it be any more fun?

    Your friend,

    Gary Chuff

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  • Dear Gerard

    This sounds like a fantastic experience. I have just viewed a similar position advertised by BPP Law School. I have applied for the role, but I am interested to know exactly what kind of legal work you managed to do.

    I am keen to gain as much hands-on experience as I can, mainly commercial work. I would be very interested to know the extent of your involvement in transactions.

    Thank you.


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  • I glad to hear that you had a good experience during your staying in Kazakhstan. However, I noticed the mistake you did in the post. In order to avoid the further confusion of other readers I just want to rectify that Kazakhstan became independent in 1991 (not in 1992).

    Faithfully yours,


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