Where did the magic circle’s new partners go to uni?

Clifford Chance and Linklaters announced their partner promotions this week, meaning that all the magic circle firms have now revealed who has joined the highest ranks of their firm in 2016.

But where did the 40 new London partners at Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance, Freshfields, Linklaters and Slaughter and May start out? Here are their university backgrounds:

  • Oxford – 12
  • Cambridge – 7
  • Edinburgh – 4
  • Bond University (Australia) – 1
  • Bristol – 1
  • Brunel – 1
  • Cardiff – 1
  • Glasgow – 1
  • Leeds – 1
  • Makerere University (Uganda) – 1
  • UCL – 1
  • Wollongong University (Australia) – 1
  • York – 1
  • Unknown – 7

The new magic circle partner who’s made it to the top fastest this year is Clifford Chance’s Alexandra Davidson. A Bristol graduate specialising in private funds work, she trained at CC and qualified in 2009, meaning she’s made partner in just seven years.

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