Listen to Megan Stewart

Listen to Megan Stewart, future trainee solicitor at Hogan Lovells, talk at the PRIME Commitment conference in February 2018. Megan explains how attending the Sutton Trust and PRIME Commitment Pathways to Law scheme at age 16 played a key part in securing a career in law.

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Watch Josh’s PRIME Story

Josh Redman, Hogan Lovells trainee, completed the PRIME Pathways to Law Programme with Hogan Lovells and the Sutton Trust. Here he talks about how being yourself is important to succeed in a career in law.  

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Watch Latifa’s PRIME Mentor Story

Latifa el Shafei, Brodies Solicitor, talks about her rewarding role as PRIME mentor.  

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Watch Emma’s PRIME Story

“The PRIME Programme has made me realise it doesn’t matter what background you come from, what school you come from – it’s about you as a person and what abilities you bring” – Emma De Costa, PRIME work experience student at Brodies. Watch the video below to learn more about Emma’s experiences on the PRIME […]

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My Pathway to Law – Megan Stewart: Hogan Lovell’s Future Trainee

I am a 21-year-old final year law student, and a future trainee solicitor at Hogan Lovells. I grew up in a small rural ex-mining village in North Nottinghamshire. My parents have always been extremely supportive of my wishes and have told me from a young age that I could achieve anything I wanted, provided I […]

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David’s Story

“Coming from the north of England and a comprehensive school I recall being told by a careers advisor that I couldn’t be a lawyer, let alone an international lawyer as I had dared to suggest, and that I should think of something else to do. When I asked why, I was told ‘Your family don’t […]

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Collaboration. Partnership. Making a difference. Social mobility.

These were just a few of the key words and phrases that kept cropping up at the PRIME Conference on 8th February. As Chair of PRIME, I was delighted to welcome over 83 members, partners, and PRIME alumni to join us for what proved to be an inspiring day of discussions, idea sharing and commentary […]

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Removing the Barriers to Social Mobility: PRIME Conference 2018

PRIME seeks to counter historical practices of granting work experience placements to family members, and the children of clients and other colleagues. There is now a recognition that these practices imposed a barrier for young people who did not have the advantage of family connections, reinforcing both the perception and reality of the legal profession […]

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From next door neighbour to trainee: Orin Begum’s Pathway to law

Orin Begum’s path to law was unconventional – and her experience shows what a difference PRIME can make to talented young people who may never even have considered the legal profession. Currently in her first year of a training contract with Clifford Chance, Orin tells us her story, what attracted her to law and how […]

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Working together to make a difference: PRIME Conference 2018

I’ve been a Trustee of PRIME for two years now. I don’t have a legal background – in my day job I run Causeway Education, a charity helping young people from disadvantaged backgrounds through key educational transitions – and it’s great to see the commitment from PRIME members to improving social mobility in the legal […]

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