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Wow, its really kicking off in the trainee recruitment market this week.
Wow, its really kicking off in the trainee recruitment market this week. Just when we all thought that law was a safe bet for graduates Field Fisher Waterhouse has confirmed that it is cancelling its Easter and summer vacation schemes and open days.
The move is part of a massive review of graduate recruitment at Field Fisher, which could even result in the firm ditching the programme. Although, I have been reassured by one source at the firm that this would be absolutely the last resort (see story).
News of Field Fishers decision to cancel vacation schemes follows hot on the heels of DLA Pipers announcement that it has asked some of the trainees who are due to join the firm in September 2009 to defer until next year.
But it isnt just the law firms that are suffering from the downturn. The law schools are also being hit. BPP, which is in redudancy consultation with its BVC tutors, is offering a 10 per cent discount to students who accept a place on the LPC at its Leeds and Manchester branches. The catch is that the so-called early bird offer is only available until tomorrow (13 February) - thats a whole month before students have to make their final decision on which provider to go with (see story).
The law school is denying that the move is a reaction to the immiment launch of College of Laws Manchester branch. But I doubt that BPP, which must be under immense pressure from its shareholders, is offering the discounts out of the goodness of its heart.
As conditions in the legal market continue to deterioate Ive already spoken to a number of students who are now having serious reservations about whether to self fund the LPC. And without any material signs that the world economy is turning the corner its very difficult at this stage to advise you to go for it.