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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.
Designed in conjunction with not-for-profit organisation Sociable Surveyors, the scheme allows graduates to experience six weeks in the industry, including two weeks in the commercial property department of a City firm. The rest of the internship is split between time at a London developer or real estate investment trust and a commercial property consultancy.
The internship aims to give those aspiring to a commercial property career an understanding of both the legal and commercial aspects of the industry.
Juliet Thomas, real estate partner at BLP, said: “We think it’s great that young surveyors and young lawyers have an opportunity to understand each other’s industries from the outset of their careers.”
Nabarro real estate partner Clare Thomas added: “Giving young people the opportunity to experience work at British Land, Savills and Nabarro provides them an unparalleled insight into what life is really like within the UK real estate sector. It also emphasises the importance of the different professions working together and forging strong relationships. This type of scheme is vital if we are to win and retain top talent for the industry.”
Other firms taking part in the summer’s programme, beginning this June, include Ashford Solicitors and Howard Kennedy FSI (HKFsi). HKFsi is offering the internship to two graduates and has joined with the Berkeley Group, CBRE and Capita Symonds for work experience opportunities.