So where else could you expect train in the future?
Berwin Leighton Paisner recently announced it would recruit its first trainees in Manchester in September 2017.
Fieldfisher are to offer training contracts in their Birmingham office starting as early as this September.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer started employing paralegal apprentices in their Manchester office in October 2017.
Of course, many other firms already offer training contracts in numerous locations across the UK. Irwin Mitchell, for example, takes on trainees in Birmingham, Bristol (PLS only), Cambridge (PLS only), Chichester, Gatwick, Leeds, London, Manchester, Newbury, Newcastle (PLS only), Sheffield and Southampton. That’s a whopping 10 locations!
It seems inevitable that other firms will follow suit if they want to thrive in this competitive legal market so watch this space!