Burges Salmon scheme pays off for 31 Halliwells hopefuls

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  • Not all Halliwells hopefuls were included in the noble efforts by Burges Salmon. Those prospective trainees for the London office, the ones offered training contracts but had yet to undertake their LPC were left out in the very cold and frosty. Hill Dicks, HBJ etc did take on most of Halliwells prospective’s in the North West however, those who had TC’s for the London office were overlooked, forgotten about and not even offered places in the North West.
    Having to make fresh applications for TC's in an attempt to secure a place for 2012/13 within 2 weeks of the closing deadline left them under enormous uncertainty and pressure. You would have thought it would be enough to put the prospective’s off a career in Law but those who are truly committed were left with no choice but to carry on with part-time jobs and take on huge bank loans to cover costs of the LPC which they formerly were being funded for. Also as they already had paid out large deposits on accommodation they were committed either way to potentially loose a fortune.
    With no TC’s on offer thanks to the very rushed applications, a 2:1 LLB from a top UK university, around £15k of debt to get through an LPC it begs the question... what was the point?
    I say to Burges Salmon and the rest of you…. Well done for taking in the year 1 and 2 trainees but have you even considored the plight of the prospective’s who are dedicated and committed to a career in Law but were left out in the cold?

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