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PRIME is an alliance of law firms and legal departments across the UK who have made a commitment to broaden access to the legal profession.

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PRIME firms offer work experience to young people from less privileged backgrounds who might otherwise not have the opportunity to access careers in the legal world.

PRIME's members are actively trying ensure that anyone who wants to enter the world of law has an equal chance to do so, regardless of their background.

An important step in broadening access to the legal profession is providing fair access to high quality work experience. Read about the importance of work experience here.

For many years, finding work experience opportunities in the legal profession depended largely on who you know, not what you know. PRIME members have made a collective commitment to change this by providing fair access to work experience schemes.


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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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PRIME Promotes Increased Diversity With Welcome to Two New Board Members and Creation of Advisory Committee

The PRIME Board has appointed two new members following a period of consultation over the summer, and established a new Advisory Committee. PRIME is an alliance of law firms and legal departments across the UK that have made a commitment to broaden access...

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PRIMEd for Change: New Chair in the Hot Seat

LONDON, 27 April 2016 1 May will see Hogan Lovells' Chair Nicholas Cheffings take the reins from outgoing PRIME Chairman David Morley. The change comes at a time when there is increased focus on social mobility as Government and business alike are held...

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If the cycle of unequal distribution of opportunity is to be broken, and the most talented people from all backgrounds are to be given a fair chance, the sector needs to act. And through the PRIME programme this is what it is doing.
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If the cycle of unequal distribution of opportunity is to be broken, and the most talented people from all backgrounds are to be given a fair chance, the sector needs to act. And through the PRIME programme this is what it is doing." The Rt Hon Alan Milburn

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Member firms
Farrer & Co
Digby Brown Solicitors
Bircham Dyson Bell
Stevens and Bolton
irwin mitchell
Allen & Overy
clyde and co
Fasken
quadrant
trethowens
weil
walker morris
weightmans
stephenson harwood
lewis silkin
travers smith
slater and gordon
sidley austin
reed smith
macfarlanes
dac beachcroft
joe egan
howard kennedy
holman fenwick
fladgate
Cooley
dwf
douglas jones
Arthur Cox
Charles Russell Speechlys LLP
berwin leighton paisner
brookstreet
bird and bird
Gowling WLG
baker and mckenzie
Pinsent Masons
CMS
Addleshaw
Brodies
Ashurst
Blake Morgan
Linklaters
Hogan Lovells
Herbert Smith
Sheppard and Wedderburn
Slaughter and May
skadden
anglo thai
sgh
arnold and porter
Trowers and Hamlins
Macklay murray
Freshfields
Norton Rose
DLA Piper
Clifford Chance
Bond Dickinson
burges salmon
burness paull
fbc
king and wood
mayer brown
nabas
olswang
osborne clark
simmons simmons
taylor wessing
withers