Fifteen leading firms are joining forces to discuss how they will respond to the deal that the top eight firms have struck with law schools to develop a City Legal Practice Course.
Nabarro Nathanson is organising meetings for the group, described as the 15 firms directly below the top eight. The group is talking to the three providers - Nottingham Law School, BPP Law School in London and the Oxford Institute of Legal Practice - about how they can ensure top training is available to their trainees.
Nabarros graduate recruitment partner Celia Staples says: "We have invited the providers to come and talk to us, but we are just gathering information at the moment."
Clifford Chance graduate recruitment partner Simon Davis says: "Our efforts in working hard to put together a course will benefit other firms."