Jun 3 2019 | 1 min read

I valued the relationship I built with my mentor

In this short video, students Ellie and Haaris explain why they would recommend taking part in PRIME based on their experience with Shepherd and Wedderburn. They are joined by partner Neil Maclean and solicitor Rebecca Nicholson, who talk about how relationships forged through PRIME help both students and lawyers alike. Click here for more on…

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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 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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Feb 6 2019 | 1 min read

Muhammad’s Route to Law at BCLP

Muhammad Gangat, a PRIME and Aspiring Solicitors alum shared what he learned from both programmes to secure a training contract at law firm BCLP. As an added bonus learn his top tip for making conversation in corporate networking events; here’s a clue it involves a well known football club and cufflinks. If you’re interested in…

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Jan 3 2019 | 1 min read

Becoming a Legal Apprentice at Weightmans LLP

PRIME alumnus and ‘Higher Degree Apprentice of the Year‘ Jordan Coulton shares insight into his role including: His route to becoming an apprentice His experience so far and projects he’s been involved with Plans for the future Advice for anyone who would like to become a legal apprentice Click here to find PRIME work experience…

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Oct 1 2018 | 1 min read

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…

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Jun 14 2018 | 1 min read

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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Jun 13 2018 | 1 min read

Watch Latifa’s PRIME Mentor Story

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

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Jun 5 2018 | 1 min read

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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May 21 2018 | 1 min read

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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