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Social Mobility

2014

"We have a wide range of programmes in place, including the Stephen Lawrence scholarship, which targets those who would otherwise not be picked up by City firms. There has also been a conscious effort to recruit at universities outside the standard Oxbridge radius."
Second year trainee, Paris
"The firm focuses on social mobility in London. They have the Stephen Lawrence scholarship and take part in many mentoring schemes."
First year trainee, London
"There are a lot of schemes for work experience and CV skills with disadvantaged schools. Coming from a state school background myself, it does seem that the firm is getting better in this regard."
First year trainee, London
"The Stephen Lawrence Foundation encourages those from under represented backgrounds in the legal profession to get experience in professional environments. We run constant events for Haggerston School."
First year trainee, London
"There is a commitment at recruitment level to look beyond the typical Oxbridge candidates."
First year trainee, London

2013

"Lots of access schemes and work experience sessions."
First year trainee, London
"Work experience programmes/mentoring opportunities."
First year trainee, London
"We have work experience students from less privileged background on a regular basis and those who show a keen interest are often encouraged by associates and trainees."
First year trainee, London
"There is an extensive mentoring programme with schools in Hackney, and a constant stream of work experience students."
Second year trainee, London
"The firm does not just go to Russell Group universities and private schools, it visits many different areas to attract applicants."
First year trainee, London
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