The Lex 100 Survey

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We sent online surveys to graduate recruitment managers at the UK's largest law firms. 165 firms successfully took part and distributed our survey to their trainees.

The Student Column

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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.

Career Clinic

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

Application Deadlines

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

Trainee Retention Rates

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Here’s our regularly updated table of the spring 2016 trainee retention rates.



International Seats

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

Featured Firms

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In The News...

  • Firm snapshot: The Hogan Lovells training contract
    Firm snapshot: The Hogan Lovells training contract

    For Hogan Lovells’ full Lex 100 2015/16 profile, see here

    A ‘leading global firm’, Hogan Lovells possesses a ‘broad range of practice areas’ and is highly-regarded for its energy and projects work, a quality recognised when the firm was named Energy and Infrastructure Team of the Year at the Legal Business Awards 2015.

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  • Applications open for Law Society Diversity Access Scheme
    Applications open for Law Society Diversity Access Scheme

    The Law Society Diversity Access Scheme (DAS) opens for applications today (3 February), and aims to boost the profession’s social mobility by helping talented prospective solicitors to overcome the social, educational or financial problems they may be faced with.

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  • Firm snapshot: The King & Wood Mallesons training contract
    Firm snapshot: The King & Wood Mallesons training contract

    For King & Wood Mallesons’ full Lex 100 2015/16 profile, see here

    Trainees identify King & Wood Mallesons as being an ‘ambitious’ firm with an ‘entrepreneurial approach’, no doubt owing to its status as the first global law firm to be headquartered in Asia. The firm has 2,700 lawyers based in 30 offices across the world, and is a sought-after adviser on real estate, banking and finance and M&A deals.

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  • Riverview Law: A New Law training contract
    Riverview Law: A New Law training contract

    Riverview Law is going about its business in a different way to the established firms. Seeing location as increasingly irrelevant, breaking away from the practice group model and focusing on being a leader in law’s embrace of new technology, the firm only offers training contracts to employees and promises to grow its own leaders. Is this a radical departure for the legal industry?

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