Mayer Brown News
The London office of Mayer Brown will cut its autumn trainee intake by half from September 2016.
Mayer Brown’s London office is close to implementing a blind CV policy in a bid to counter bias towards trainee applicants who received an Oxbridge degree or were educated privately.
Mayer Brown has retained just two of its five spring 2014 qualifying trainees, while placing a third on a fixed term six-month contract.
Mayer Brown and DAC Beachcroft have become the latest firms to launch apprenticeship schemes. Five school leavers have started two-year apprenticeships in DAC Beachcroft’s Bristol and Newport offices, working in claims solutions and corporate recovery and insolvency teams.
Mayer Brown has offered its prospective London trainee solicitors £10,000 to defer their September 2013 start date by one year.
US firms have underscored their dedication to London with a number of firms vowing to ramp up their trainee intakes during the next three years.
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When I was offered an opportunity to spread my professional wings and work from our Chicago office, I jumped at it, without a moment’s hesitation, writes Mayer Brown associate Megan Paul.
Salma Daneshmand spent six months on secondment to Unilever as part of her training contract with Mayer Brown.