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This year, The Lawyer’s annual ranking of the largest UK law firms by turnover is available as an interactive, digital benchmarking tool. For the first time this will allow you to manipulate each data set against the metrics of your choice.
It didn’t take long for internship to become a dirty word. As businesses get slapped wrists for exploiting the young and unemployed, wage-free jobs continue to be seen as the territory of the rich and well-connected.
No, it’s absolutely not jobs for the boys. Really. The law is all about merit, not who you know.
Meanwhile, here’s cash strapped public school Westminster taking the CV game one step further. In a bid to raise money for a new building, the £10k-a-term school has auctioned off various high-profile internships as well as a mini-pupillage with a criminal defence barrister in London. The bidding so far has reached £700, which is pretty much what you might pay for a criminal star on legal aid rates.
“The lucky winner will have the opportunity to gain an insight into the working life of a criminal defence barrister, attending court and observing a criminal trial,” a description of the prize reads on the auction page.