About Prime

What is PRIME?

PRIME is an alliance of law firms across the UK, committed to improving access to the legal profession through work experience.

Founded

2011

 

 

89

Member
firms

 

11

Charity
partners

 

Over

10346

Weeks of work
experience given

Over

742

students per year

 

Why do we need PRIME?

Put simply, because the legal sector should be open to talent from all economic backgrounds – and there’s still more work to do to put things right. The most recent Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission report found that:

71%

of senior judges went to independent schools

65%

of people believe ‘who you know’ is more important than ‘what you know’

75%

of people think family background influences life chances in Britain

The PRIME Commitment

Every firm involved in PRIME makes what we call the PRIME Commitment. It’s how we make sure we’re offering the right quality of experience across all placements, so firms are only able to sign up if they're able to make that commitment. Our 9 commitments are detailed below so you know what to expect, no matter what firm you're at.

Who runs PRIME?

PRIME is run by a board made up of representatives from our member firms.

MEET THE BOARD