Commendation for Diversity

Norton Rose Fulbright

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Norton Rose Fulbright stood out among the submissions for its well-embedded programmes that have made tangible differences to the firm’s recruitment statistics and the way it supports its trainees and employees. By embracing a diversity of views and experiences, the firm is able to attract and retain the best talent. With their emphasis on meeting diversity targets, work with Aspiring Solicitors and adoption of Rare’s contextual recruitment system, and focus on improving BAME representation, Norton Rose Fulbright showed us that they are serious about improving diversity and supporting their employees.

Commendation for Diversity

Best Training Principal – Small trainee intake

Goodwin Procter (UK) LLP – Ed Hall

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Even as a busy partner, it is clear that Ed makes time for his role as trainee principal. He pays attention to all trainees and their progress and makes himself available to have one on one discussions with individual trainees about their learning and future.

Best Training Principal – Small trainee intake

Best Training Principal – Large trainee intake

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP – Danny Tricot

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Danny has been a phenomenal training principal and been extremely helpful in helping to guide me through my training contract, along with ensuring my appraisals are fully understood and that I can work on aspects to develop myself as a trainee. He is extremely approachable and always has time for a chat, while also being very friendly in the office.

Best Training Principal – Large trainee intake

Best Work Placement Scheme – Regional Firm

DWF Group Plc

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We were given real work in a structured way, with clear expectations and directions to resources. I was taken aback by the level of involvement and commitment of Partners in the process, who took hours out of their day to get to know us at social events and training sessions. This reassured us that the business was taking us seriously and our time was being well spent in choosing this vacation scheme.

Best Work Placement Scheme – Regional Firm

Best Work Placement Scheme – City Firm

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

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What really stood out for me was how well paired everyone was with their supervisors. You could tell the graduate recruitment team had spent a long time considering who will be the best fit and it really showed how the firm will go the extra mile to make sure your experience is the best it can be.

Best Work Placement Scheme – City Firm

Best Trainer – Small Firm

Kesar & Co Solicitors

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The training at the firm is excellent. The firm operates an open-door policy and your contributions are always considered during team meetings and on a one-to-one basis. The firm allows trainee input in relation to the type of work they get involved with.

Best Trainer – Small Firm

Best Recruiter – Small Firm

Humphreys Law

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The process was very fair and thorough. The interviewers were welcoming and enthusiastic and gave a good impression of the firm.

Best Recruiter – Small Firm

Best Trainer – Medium Regional Firm

Taylor Walton LLP

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I have been given the right level of responsibility as a trainee. I am pushed without feeling overwhelmed. The supervisions have been fantastic and there are some brilliant lawyers at the firm to learn from.

Best Trainer – Medium Regional Firm

Best Recruiter – Medium Regional Firm

Thomson Snell & Passmore LLP

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The firm was particularly efficient in their recruitment process. They consider their candidates on all aspects, including experiences, and not just academia. As a result, they attract well-rounded, friendly and interesting individuals from a wealth of backgrounds.

Best Recruiter – Medium Regional Firm

Best Trainer – National/Large Regional Firm

Osborne Clarke LLP

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This firm is a wonderful place to train because of its open and friendly culture. It is common to know all of the partners in your department and even to have been for a drink with most of them in your first seat! Senior partners make sure that you are feeling supported even when it gets busy and the pressure is on.

Best Trainer – National/Large Regional Firm

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