Norton Rose faces hiring battle in wake of new Govt visa quota

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  • @ MB.

    Thanks for clearing this up.

    Norton Rose, what pr** eh? I take it from your post that Links don't have any Indian or other trainees in London because of their concern for recruiting purely from the domestic labour market? Or else you wouldn't be there, right?At last, an international law firm that puts nation first.

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  • After going through all comments it is clear that if any graduate from Oxbridge having 2.1 thinks i can replace an Indian or any other overseas by the qualification mentioned then he or she is wrong if there are Indian companies buying Uk companies then your 2.1 from oxbridge is of not much use what is important is knowledge of both law and that type of candidate will be selected

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  • I agree with Anonymous (3:57pm). As an Oxford graduate I am proud of my University and feel that there is a degree of unease in the UK whenever 'Oxbridge' is mentioned.

    I understand its traditional image but Oxford has tried hard to increase diversity amongst its student body. Ironically, graduates may then find it difficult to find a job. As a postgraduate entering law, I found it equally as challenging and had my fair share of rejections but I certainly do not believe that I deserved to be given a training contract simply due to the name of my University. Equally I expected to be treated no differently from overseas applicants.

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  • i am indian by birth.what the hell is going on.why are lawfirms recruting in india.where will the next generationof parners come for.?
    Outsourcing is a dangerous developmnt and will eventually impact on laboure force as a whole.

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  • "It makes sense for firms to hire from abroad,especially from places like India. In the end it provides a way of obtaining contacts with potential clients in emerging markets.
    That overrides any application from an Oxbridge graduate."

    So it's who you know, rather than what you know? As if that would EVER happen in law...

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  • Re Oxbridge & Michel Burbridge.
    Seems like a bit of jealousy in the comments by the others.
    Michel, those others will forever resent you; keep mindful of that.

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  • If Norton Rose likes Indian lawyers so much, maybe they can open an office in India.
    Oh, wait, India won't let them. I guess free trade is good for some but not for others. I suppose, according to the free traders, if India won't open up it's own protectionistic legal market, the UK should help Indian lawyers get a leg up here as well.

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  • Scared of a little competition?

    Ha ha!

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  • I don't buy these arguments about firms being allowed to source talent from wherever they want, whenever they want.
    Nobody seems to be taking into account that the logical outcome of continuously solving skills shortages by buying in your talent is the death of domestic talent.
    Firms need to bite the bullet and pay domestically talented solicitors to qualify in a foreign legal system, if this is what they want to achieve.

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  • So, this is what people of this fair country REALLY think of foreign workers .. ..

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