updated on 02 August 2022
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International law firm Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) has announced the introduction of three new social mobility benefits for trainee hires and vacation scheme students in response to the rising cost of living and inflation. The firm hopes that by removing the financial obstacles and ensuring a fair recruitment criterion, those wishing to pursue a career in law will feel encouraged to do so.
There will be three changes introduced from September 2022:
Segun Osuntokun, the firm’s UK managing partner, said: “These additional financial benefits, together with the removal of academic weighting as a minimum standard for an application to progress, will hopefully encourage those who felt they faced an uphill battle to secure a training contract, or even consider a legal career, to feel that it’s now within reach.”