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What do you want to do with your life? Where do you want to be in ten years’ time?

Those aren’t just questions you might expect to be asked in a job interview. If your ambitions stretch beyond what’s expected, they are questions you should ask yourself - on a regular basis.

But does a career in law sound too ambitious? It isn’t: lawyers come from all backgrounds. You just need an opportunity to show how good you are, and PRIME is where you can find one.

So what does PRIME do? We’re an alliance of law firms across the UK that has made a commitment to improve access to the law profession. How do we do it?  PRIME members offer work experience to young people from ordinary backgrounds, young people who might otherwise not have the opportunity to access work experience in the legal world.

Young people like you.

Why get work experience? In the legal profession, work experience is crucial. It’ll give you an idea of what we do and if you’ve got a taste for it. Read about the importance of work experience here

Latest news

Progress for PRIME: Chair Cheffings Commits to Change

To help further social mobility in the legal profession and facilitate high quality work experience opportunities for young people from less privileged backgrounds, the PRIME Board has agreed to implement a number of new initiatives, including a...

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PRIME members praised in Social Mobility Employer Index

The top 50 UK employers who have taken the most action to improve social mobility in the workplace are announced today (Wednesday 21 June) in what is believed to be the world’s first ever social mobility employer index. Read the full article here.

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Invitation to enter the UK Social Mobility Awards

There is an opportunity to share the success of PRIME member social mobility programmes by entering the UK Social Mobility Awards.  Please click here to find information about how to enter.  The entry deadline is 1 June. Good luck with your...

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"Through PRIME, the legal profession has created a unique approach to improving social mobility that can be replicated in other sectors. I am proud to be part of the PRIME Board that steers this initiative, which we believe is already beginning to increase access to our profession and widen our prospective talent pool. By working together, we want to ensure that young people are able to succeed in the legal profession irrespective of their backgrounds." Janet Legrand, PRIME Board Member and Partner, Senior Elected Board Member, DLA Piper

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Member firms
Allen & Overy
Arthur Cox
baker and mckenzie
berwin leighton paisner
bird and bird
Blake Morgan
Bond Dickinson
burges salmon
burness paull
Charles Russell Speechlys LLP
Clifford Chance
clyde and co
Digby Brown Solicitors
DLA Piper
douglas jones
Gibson Dunn
Gowling WLG
Herbert Smith
Hogan Lovells
holman fenwick
irwin mitchell
joe egan
lewis silkin
Macklay murray
mayer brown
Norton Rose
osborne clark
Penningtons Manches
Pinsent Masons
reed smith
Sheppard and Wedderburn
sidley austin
simmons simmons
slater and gordon
Slaughter and May
Squire Patton
Stevens and Bolton
stephenson harwood
Stevens and Bolton
taylor wessing
travers smith
Trowers and Hamlins