Training and education: The talent grab
Despite a broad move towards widening participation, entry into the legal profession is a long way from being a level playing field. A demand for intelligent high-performers inherently pushes law firms towards recruiting from leading institutions, so despite their best efforts at broadening access it may be of limited surprise that half of the trainees recruited at City firms over the last two years went to one of the UK's top 10 universities.
The legal recruitment pool is slowly getting bigger, with firms beginning to embrace trainee intakes from a number of universities. But has it gone far enough? Friederike Heine reports
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