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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Sep 28 2018 | 1 min read

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…

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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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Mar 29 2018 | 4 min read

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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Mar 15 2018 | 1 min read

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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Feb 20 2018 | 4 min read

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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Feb 19 2018 | 3 min read

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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