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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.

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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

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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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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"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
Farrer & Co
Digby Brown Solicitors
Bircham Dyson Bell
Stevens and Bolton
irwin mitchell
Allen & Overy
clyde and co
walker morris
stephenson harwood
lewis silkin
travers smith
slater and gordon
sidley austin
reed smith
dac beachcroft
joe egan
howard kennedy
holman fenwick
douglas jones
Arthur Cox
Charles Russell Speechlys LLP
berwin leighton paisner
bird and bird
Gowling WLG
baker and mckenzie
Pinsent Masons
Blake Morgan
Hogan Lovells
Herbert Smith
Sheppard and Wedderburn
Slaughter and May
anglo thai
arnold and porter
Trowers and Hamlins
Macklay murray
Norton Rose
DLA Piper
Clifford Chance
Bond Dickinson
burges salmon
burness paull
king and wood
mayer brown
osborne clark
simmons simmons
taylor wessing