Jun 3 2019 | 3 min read

After this breath-taking week, I now have my mind set on Law

“At Irwin Mitchell, we regard social mobility initiatives as not only the right thing to do from a social justice perspective but business critical, to make sure that we have a diverse and inclusive team of lawyers reflecting the wide demographic of our clients. Our internal listening group, IMAspiring, does a fantastic job each year…

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May 23 2019 | 1 min read

Making Links Scholars – Hope’s Story

Making Links Scholars is designed to help talented university students from low-income backgrounds succeed in their early careers. Making Links Scholars will receive valuable coaching, mentoring, direct work experience and £6,000 in financial support. This isn’t just an opportunity to gain an insight into commercial law – it’s a chance to make a difference in…

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May 20 2019 | 4 min read

Our first PRIME week in Glasgow by Catriona Smith

We had the great privilege of demonstrating our “Expert Hand, Human Touch” in the Glasgow office this Easter by accommodating eleven high school pupils from seven different schools across the Glasgow area. We wanted the experience to be fulfilling, we wanted it to be enjoyable and we wanted to shed the legal system in a…

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May 16 2019 | 1 min read

My PRIME Week by future lawyer Bashirat Oladele

The four days were so interactive and there were endless opportunities for networking with trainees which gave me the opportunity to learn more about life in commercial law. Whilst there, I learned more about practice areas such as corporate and finance. I would like to thank Jackie Trench for facilitating an amazing four days and…

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Mar 20 2019 | 3 min read

Burges Salmon has Worked with over 750 Young People in Local Schools

In order to help young people gain some professional work experience, and to deepen their understanding of a potential career in law, Burges Salmon has stayed committed to its bespoke work experience programme ‘Bright Sparks’ which has been run annually since 2013. “Bright Sparks definitely sparked my interest in studying law at university. It was…

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Mar 14 2019 | 2 min read

Gowling WLG’s PRIME Week

PRIME week at Gowling WLG is a highlight in their corporate responsibility calendar and PRIME 2019 was no exception. The firm welcomed ten bright and engaging local Birmingham year 12 students who spent the week shadowing trainees and legal apprentices, receiving hands on legal work experience from a variety of legal departments. The work experience…

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Feb 4 2019 | 8 min read

Clear out the stigmas and stereotypes. Reap the return on your investment.

A research study by the Social Mobility Pledge has reported that 60% of workers aged 35 to 64 believe economically disadvantaged people in the generation below them have a harder time progressing in their careers than those from the generation above. Put another way, they believe that young people today face a “class ceiling” in attempting…

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Jan 23 2019 | 3 min read

A Herbert Smith Freehills and BP PRIME Partnership

“Addressing social mobility in the legal profession is something that no law firm can do alone. I am delighted that Herbert Smith Freehills and BP are working together to change lives through a collaborative project by ensuring the next generation is aware of the range of careers on offer within law firms and the qualities…

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