The Lex 100 Survey

the lex 100 survey

We sent online surveys to graduate recruitment managers at the UK's largest law firms. 174 firms successfully took part and distributed our survey to their trainees.

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The Student Column

student column

We’ve created The Student Column as a place where current students who have accepted a training contract can offer their own 10 Top Tips on a range of different topics.

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Career Clinic

career clinic

Our information-packed hub of guides, advice and articles on how to improve your CV, applications, interview performance and networking skills.

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Application Deadlines

application deadlines

Upcoming vacation scheme and training contract application deadlines. Identify the firms that you’re applying to and make sure to begin your preparations in good time.

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Trainee Retention Rates

trainee retention rates

Here’s our regularly updated table of the most current trainee retention rates.



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International Seats

international seats

The overseas seat opportunities offered by international firms are a major attraction for many budding lawyers...


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In The News...

  • SRA confirms super-exams to start in 2020
    SRA confirms super-exams to start in 2020

    In spite of considerable hostility from the profession and legal education providers, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) announced today (25 April) that its planned Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE), dubbed 'the super exam', is going ahead.

    The single, centrally-set examination will come in to use from September 2020, one year later than the SRA had originally planned to release it. This will replace the existing requirements for trainee solicitors to take the Legal Practice Course (LPC) or the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) for non-law graduates.

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  • The Taylor Wessing Apprentice - You're Hired!
    The Taylor Wessing Apprentice - You're Hired!

    Taylor Wessing is launching its inaugural ‘Pathfinder Programme’ in September 2017. 

    The programme is an apprenticeship scheme which is aimed at candidates who may otherwise have difficulty entering the legal profession because of traditional barriers to entry. These include factors like academic performance, economic circumstances and family background. There will be four openings, with two apprentices training as paralegals and two training within the firm’s business services.

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  • Monday round-up, 24 April
    Monday round-up, 24 April

    Need help with commercial awareness? The Lex 100 rounds up some of the week’s interesting stories.

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  • Linklaters, Baker McKenzie and Mills & Reeve all get a taste on $1.76bn Weetabix deal
    Linklaters, Baker McKenzie and Mills & Reeve all get a taste on $1.76bn Weetabix deal

    St Louis-based consumer goods group Post Holdings is set to take on UK brand Weetabix Food Company for $1.76bn after five years of Chinese ownership, with Baker McKenzie, Linklaters and Mills & Reeve all winning mandates on the deal.

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  • First Year Open Day at Fieldfisher
    First Year Open Day at Fieldfisher

    On Tuesday 23 May 2017, Fieldfisher will be opening its door to first year students (law and non-law). The event will take place at the firm’s London office and will run from 1p.m. to 7p.m.

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