Oct 30 2017 | 3 min read

The PRIME Commitment

Every firm involved in PRIME makes what we call the PRIME Commitment. It’s how we make sure we’re offering the right quality of experience across all placements, so firms are only able to sign up if they’re able to make that commitment. Our 9 commitments are detailed below so you know what to expect, no…

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Oct 19 2017 | 3 min read

Hogan Lovells & Vodafone – Ladder to Law: the first step towards a legal career.

Ladder to Law was launched by Hogan Lovells in 2010 with the aim of establishing a programme that would reach out to schools outside the traditional City catchment areas, enabling students in the Greater London area to get a feel for what a career in law would involve. All the participating schools have a high…

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Oct 18 2017 | 1 min read

Sengova’s Story

“Hogan Lovells has been instrumental in helping develop my legal career. As a UCL student, I attended an open day at the firm where I gained a practical insight into what a career as a commercial lawyer would be like through discussions with partners and associates. Through the PRIME accredited Hogan Lovells’ work, I attended…

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Oct 18 2017 | 2 min read

White & Case and Deutsche Bank

As part of our commitment to providing fair access to quality work experience and promoting social mobility, White & Case has hosted work experience placements since the launch of PRIME in 2012. Participating students are recruited from our partner schools in the Lambeth area, which Evelyn Grace Academy, Lillian Baylis Technology School and Platanos College….

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Oct 18 2017 | 4 min read

Taylor Wessing’s Tomorrow’s Talent work experience programme

The Background Ensuring diversity in both Taylor Wessing and the wider legal profession is a continuous commitment of our firm and the area of social mobility is one in which we are heavily involved. We have established strong relationships with our charity partner Future First and The Social Mobility Foundation and we have utilised these…

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Oct 18 2017 | 3 min read

Slaughter and May and ITV’s work experience collaboration

Passionate about social mobility, Barry Matthews, Director of Legal Affairs at ITV, was keen to build on the good work started by PRIME and in 2013, joined forces with Slaughter and May on a joint work experience programme for students interested in a legal career. The collaboration provided students with a unique insight into working…

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Oct 18 2017 | 5 min read

RBS Legal First Step

RBS Legal First Step As part of its commitment to diversity and inclusion, RBS Legal has successfully run the RBS Legal First Step work experience programme at its Edinburgh and London campuses for two years. RBS Legal First Step is an intensive one week programme developed to give students from socially disadvantaged backgrounds greater opportunities,…

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Oct 18 2017 | 4 min read

Norton Rose Fulbright

As one of the founding members of PRIME, we recognise that there are barriers preventing students from lower-income backgrounds pursuing a career in law. When we launched our PRIME work experience programmes our objective was simple – to provide young people, not just those with privileged backgrounds, with access to quality work experience. We launched…

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Oct 18 2017 | 3 min read

Eversheds Unlocked programme supported by Hilton

What is Eversheds Unlocked? Running since 2008 Eversheds Unlocked is the firm’s flagship social mobility programme. The three-day programme runs across six of Eversheds UK offices, with over 900 students among its alumni. The programme aims to dispel the myths surrounding the legal profession. We bring in barristers and in-house counsel who have themselves come…

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Oct 17 2017 | 2 min read

Herbert Smith Freehills and RBS Group collaboration – a bonus for Herbert Smith Freehills PRIME students

A founding member of PRIME, Herbert Smith Freehills has provided work experience placements to 80 students since 2012. Collaboration, one of the firm’s core values, is key to the success of these placements. Partnership with clients provides the students with the opportunity to meet in-house lawyers and to increase their commercial awareness during a packed…

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