Midland law students will be keeping bang up-to-date on all things legal, thanks to a new partnership with local solicitors.

Mentors from Howells Solicitors will offer one-to-one advice to 25 Sheffield College students over the coming year.

The firm has agreed to provide work shadowing, and is donating its copies of The Law Society Gazette to students. It has also paid for an academic diary for each of Hillsborough College’s 400 A level students (the colleges share a campus).

Student Grant Robinson, 17, said: “I will gain first-hand experience and I can ask for advice on any topics to do with law, whether it’s applying for a law degree or getting a training contract afterwards.

“All the advice, knowledge and work experience I am gaining from the law interest group is developing my skills and giving me a greater understanding of the roles that underline being a solicitor.”

The Howells mentors include solicitor Tom Bernard. He said: “I know how difficult it can be when you are embarking on a career in law and I can pass on my experience.”

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