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Riverview Law has launched ten new training contracts and apprenticeships, following its launch as an Alternative Business Structure (ABS).
The training contracts will be open to both external applicants and Riverview’s existing paralegal pool of around 20 paralegals, and will launch in September 2014.
Although the apprenticeships will mainly focus on law, there will be opportunities for apprentices to choose to qualify into IT and finance functions instead.
Those who choose the legal branch of the business will qualify as legal executives while others will qualify via equivalent routes in their disciplines. There will also be the possibility for apprentices to cross over to other functions if they decide that a legal or non-legal route is not right for them.
Chief executive Karl Chapman yesterday told the Modern Law Conference: “In the next five or six years we will not be recruiting senior lawyers.
“At the moment we take people with a range of experience, but we’re taking people out of school who can be qualified lawyers who are paid. The market is changing rapidly.”
Today he added: “Five, six or seven years down the line it would be disappointing if we had to recruit senior lawyers, aside from in exceptional circumstances for very talented individuals. We are recruiting a range of people - from senior lawyers to school leavers - now, and some of those should be running the firm in the next five or so years.”
Riverview Law currently employs around 170 lawyers in total. It launched in New York in 2012, aiming to persuade US lawyers to use the English bar without employing a UK solicitor (30 May 2012), and last year signed a deal with south-east firm DMH Stallard, which sees the two organisations refer work to each other (13 May 2013). The deal added dispute resolution, M&A and property to Riverview’s portfolio of fixed-fee litigation.