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If Ray Mears was a trainee at Dewey & LeBoeuf he would likely be roaming the offices right about now looking for dry firewood and sniffing out a watersource because, as all scouts and guides know, in uncertain times it is always good to “be prepared”.
However, before cracking open the Kendal Mint Cake, it would be best to await the conclusion of the firm’s latest renegotiation of bank loans, with an outcome due at the end of this month (25 April2 2012).
In a statement from the firm a spokesperson said: “The training contracts for our current and future trainees in London are still proceeding as normal. The firm will notify all individuals if this were to change for any reason.”
It is great to see that Dewey is keeping trainees in the loop but, while fingers are crossed that there will be a happy outcome for the firm and its trainees, just in case, remember the word “SURVIVAL” in any survival situation.
S is for “Size Up the Situation.” U is for “Use All Your Senses.” R is for “Remember Where You Are.” V is for “Vanquish Fear and Panic.” I is for “Improvise.” V is for “Value Living.” A is for “Act Like the Natives.” L is for “Live by Your Wits, But for Now, Learn Basic Skills.”
Any try not to eat each other.
In other news, CMS Cameron McKenna has swapped BPP Law School for the College of Law as its exclusive course provider for future trainees (25 April 2012) and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has lifted the freeze on its Legal Trainee Scheme, inviting a new cohort to start in October 2012 (19 April 2012).