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Burges Salmon sets up job site for Halliwells trainees
Whilst I wholeheartedly applaud Burges Salmon's initiative in this I suspect the many would-be trainees who failed to secure a TC anywhere before all this even happened would be somewhat surprised to see 51 extra TCs magicked up out of nowhere at very short notice.
It's not as though Halliwells was some small firm in the middle of nowhere, presumably their TCs were sought-after and their standards were high. Surely it is unrealistic to expect the SRA or anyone else to suddenly conjure up 51 comparable training offers.
That said I take Mcnulty's point that he's asking 50 firms to "donate" one TC each rather than expecting any firm to take them on in bulk. And remember it's not just about the cost, you have to have enough appropriate work for them to do for the next two years.
I am neither a partner nor a trainee in any firm, I'm just looking at the harsh reality of a big player going under and removing a number of training opportunities from the market.
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