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Social Mobility

2014

"The firm runs multiple events to introduce candidates of less privileged backgrounds to a career in law. There is also an obvious drive to embrace a diverse and open-to-all approach at the firm."
First year trainee, London
"A lot of 'access' days. I have given presentations at schools around London regarding life as a solicitor."
Second year trainee, Dubai
"The firm works with some schools close by and often has them in for workshops about what being a lawyer is about and the skills involved. It also hosts an annual debating competition for primary schools."
Second year trainee, London
"We do regular events for school children and university students from less privileged backgrounds to give them a taste for work in a law firm, and advice on how to get in to the profession."
First year trainee, London
"The firm takes part in many initiatives with local schools and other organisations to open its doors to people from less privileged backgrounds. Its events are not just one-off but people will often be invited back year on year as the firm looks to build relationships with them."
Second year trainee, London

2013

"Work experience programmes for disadvantaged people/those who will be first in their family to go to university."
First year trainee, London
"A number of schemes such as the Pathways to Law programme where sixth form students from around the area come and shadow trainee solicitors and learn about the firm."
First year trainee, London
"Work scheme placements, open days and running programmes at local schools, such as debating clubs."
First year trainee, London
"Some small events however most of the trainees I know are from highly privileged backgrounds so there is still lots of work to be done in this area!"
First year trainee, London
"Application system is fair and law school expenses are paid. Vacation scheme is generously paid. Ladder to Law programme invites school-age children from less privileged schools into the firm to encourage aspiration to a city career - I have given a seminar on negotiation skills as part of this."
Second year trainee, Paris
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