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.