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...

  • Kennedys Cambridge Training Contract
    Kennedys Cambridge Training Contract

    Kennedys is offering a training contract in their Cambridge office to begin in September 2017.

    Candidates should have already completed their GDL (if applicable) and LPC prior to the September 2017 start date. This is a perfect role for an aspiring trainee who is ready and willing to start their training contract promptly.

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  • The Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom Training Contract: Firm Snapshot
    The Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom Training Contract: Firm Snapshot

    For Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP’s full Lex 100 2016/17 profile, see here.

    US firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom has grown exponentially since its conception in New York and now boasts 1,700 lawyers and 22 offices across the globe, including Beijing, Moscow, Hong Kong and Tokyo. The firm is an acknowledged expert in M&A, international arbitration and tax, and also possesses a strong reputation for litigation.

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  • Manchester Law School launches online LLB
    Manchester Law School launches online LLB

    Starting in September 2017, Manchester Law School will start running its first law degree delivered entirely through distance learning. The online law degree can be studied part-time from anywhere in the world.

    Manchester Law School already offers LLB (Hons) full-time, LLB (Hons) part-time and the LLB in Legal Practice.

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  • The Clyde & Co Training Contract: Firm Snapshot
    The Clyde & Co Training Contract: Firm Snapshot

    For Clyde & Co’s full Lex 100 2016/17 profile, see here.

    Clyde & Co is a global law firm with a pioneering heritage operating from 45 offices and associated offices across six continents. The firm has over 1,800 lawyers advising corporates, financial institutions, private individuals and governments. The firm is the largest international firm in the Middle East and has a rapidly expanding network across Asia, the Americas and Africa, which is supported by a strong reputation for work in emerging markets.

    Trainees praise the ‘interesting mix between tradition and innovation’, the firm’s ‘industry specialisms’ and ‘insurance capabilities’. A strong theme is the ‘global nature of the business’ and the firm’s ‘presence in uncommon locations’, the ‘international secondment opportunities’ and the ability to use foreign languages on the job.

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  • Scottish Traineeship at Kennedys
    Scottish Traineeship at Kennedys

    Kennedys is delighted to announce that we are offering a traineeship to start in September 2017 within our Scottish offices. The trainee’s time will be split between our offices based in Edinburgh and Glasgow, working on both insurance and liability cases.

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