PRIME’s Progress Blog – December 2018

Year end is a time of reflection, and with the Board having recently extended my term as Chair for a further three years, effective from 1 May 2019. I have been reviewing with pride the enormous progress PRIME has made over the past two and a half years. I am very pleased to be able […]

Read Full Story

Gibson Dunn Win Best Work Placement

Congratulations to PRIME member firm Gibson Dunn, winner of this year’s LawCareers.Net award for ‘Best work placement scheme – City firm’. Clementine Hollyer, second-seat trainee, was attracted to the firm’s scheme for a variety of reasons, as she explains: “I was keen to learn more about US firms; having done some work experience at a […]

Read Full Story

PRIME welcomes appointment of three new Board members

PRIME, an alliance of law firms across the UK committed to improving access to the legal profession through work experience, is pleased to announce that it has appointed Kathryn Davies, Sarah Macdonald and David Ampaw to its Board, effective immediately. The Board has also voted to extend the term of current Chair Nicholas Cheffings for […]

Read Full Story

Pathways to Law Participants are Four Times More likely to Accept a Place at a Leading University

To coincide with The Sutton Trust’s first Student Destinations report on 25 October, we are pleased to share a guest blog from Laura Bruce, Acting Head of Programmes and Partnerships, demonstrating the impact of The Sutton Trust’s Pathways to Law programme. Founded in 2006, Pathways to Law is the Trust’s flagship access to the professions programme […]

Read Full Story

Breaking Down Barriers: PRIME Alumni Stories from Clifford Chance

Watch our PRIME alumni that have gone on to secure training contracts with Clifford Chance. They share their fears, aspirations, and experiences to bring to life the importance of the firm’s widening access programme. If you are in year 12 or 13 and think you have the drive and motivation needed for a career in […]

Read Full Story

New Bridge Group Research

The Bridge Group, in collaboration with eight global law firms (many of which are PRIME members) and the Sutton Trust, today launched the first ever study on the correlation between background characteristics and early career progression in the legal profession. PRIME chair Nicholas Cheffings shared : “Important and thought provoking report by the Bridge Group today […]

Read Full Story

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.

Read Full Story

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.  

Read Full Story

Watch Latifa’s PRIME Mentor Story

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

Read Full Story

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 […]

Read Full Story
1 2 3 5