Solicitor Apprenticeships Webinar August 2020
A webinar to get to know more about applying to become a Solicitor Apprentice at Leigh Day. Apply now at www.leighday.co.uk/Careers/Work-Experience
Hosted by Gene Matthews – Partner, Human Rights/ Product Safety & Consumer Law, with talks from; • Alika Lee-Crandon – Apprentice, Regulatory & Disciplinary • Josephine Ijegbai – Apprentice, Clinical Negligence • Dave Neita - People's Lawyer and the People's Poet • Fran Swaine – Managing Partner, Leigh Day
The apprenticeship route is an age-old tried and trusted methodology for producing brilliant practitioners. We have no doubt that our solicitor apprentices will grow to become outstanding lawyers at the cutting edge of the legal profession, they will be present, visible and eminent. Leigh Day’s legal apprenticeship scheme offers an alternative to the university route through training opportunities to qualifying as a solicitor.
Eligibility Please submit your application and cover letter to us by no later than 23:59 on Friday 4th September if you can satisfy the following criteria: a) You are a male of black Caribbean and/or African heritage; b) You have achieved 120 UCAS points or more (equivalent to BBB at A-level), or; c) You have almost achieved 120 UCAS points but your personal circumstances may mean we can be flexible with the criteria. d) You have not completed a degree, in any subject; and e) You are committed to joining Leigh Day as a legal apprentice in January 2021.
There is an underrepresentation of qualified male solicitors of black Caribbean and/or African heritage working at Leigh Day and within the wider legal community. For this reason, Leigh Day is offering apprenticeships to enable male individuals from these backgrounds to qualify as a solicitor. We believe that this will help to increase the level of participation of black Caribbean and/or African heritage in the solicitors’ profession and help male individuals from these backgrounds to overcome any disadvantages they experience in qualifying.
Because of the extent of the underrepresentation of male black Caribbean and/or African heritage in the solicitors’ profession, we have decided to limit access to this scheme to male individuals from these backgrounds. We hope that this will enable those who successfully complete their apprenticeship to be put on an equal footing with others when applying for a role as a qualified solicitor in the future.