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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.
We’re aware that many LND readers come from an era when you could get into a very reputable university without needing A level results that beat the UK’s current credit rating. So pity the generation of today, for whom anything less than a perfect score potentially scuppers an offer from a top uni.
Some minor comfort for members of the class of 2013 who haven’t done as well as they’d hoped is that this is shaping up to be a good year for clearing. There are plenty of vacancies left on law courses, and some very respectable universities are still in the mix.
The question of what sort of profession this year’s new crop of law students will end up joining is still open to question. As one managing partner tells us: “The more mundane tasks can in practice no longer be done by expensive trainees. Given the new normal of constant change which is likely to continue - how do firms intend to plan future hiring?”