Wednesday, 04 November 2015

Firm snapshot: The Ashurst training contract

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Firm snapshot: The Ashurst training contract

For Ashurst’s full Lex 100 2015/16 profile, see here

Ashurst is a ‘market leader in a number of fields’ and handles a ‘broad range’ of ‘high quality work’. The large City player offers trainees the opportunity to represent a ‘high calibre of clients’, and its large network of 28 offices in 16 countries ensures that work with an ‘international focus’ is regularly handled. The firm has a stellar reputation for private equity, dispute resolution and projects work.

The firm recruits 40 trainees a year, and receives 1,500 applications, with 10 – 15% of candidates invited for an interview. The first-year salary is £41,000, rising to £46,000 for the second year of training and £65,000 for newly qualified lawyers. GDL and LPC fees are covered by the firm, and additional maintenance allowances are provided.

Ashurst recently advised RBS on investigations connected to the MasterCard and Visa card payment schemes, and advised London Underground on the procurement of rolling stock as part of the London Underground network upgrade.
In our survey, Ashurst performed particularly strongly in the friendliness, diversity, confidence of being kept on and vacation scheme categories.

If the firm were a fictional character it would be… Stretch Armstrong – it’s expanding all the time.

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