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LawCareers.Net Training & Recruitment Awards 2018: the result

The weekend of the 19th May 2018 “saw the announcement of the winners of the 15th annual LawCareers.Net Training & Recruitment Awards. The awards aim to identify and laud those firms that give their trainees a flying start in the legal profession, by playing it straight during the recruitment process, and supporting and nurturing their burgeoning careers.
Matthew Broadbent, business development director of LCN, said: “At a time of major change in the legal profession, the basic tenets of successful recruitment and career progression remain constant. Candidates need the kind of high-quality, up-to-date information about their prospects and opportunities that LCN provides, while employers need to devote care, time and attention to finding the right people for their business. We are delighted to celebrate the efforts and achievements of the multitude of firms which have rolled up their sleeves and made the start of so many legal careers incredibly rewarding and invigorating. At LCN we’d like to congratulate all our nominees and winners, and thank the 2,000 trainees and NQs who took the time to be part of what is a massive research project.”
The winners are:
Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
Best Recruiter – Large City Firm
Taylor Wessing
Best Trainer – Large City Firm
Forsters LLP
Best Recruiter – Medium City Firm
Farrer & Co LLP
Best Trainer – Medium City Firm
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
Best Recruiter – US Firm in the City
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
Best Trainer – US Firm in the City
Osborne Clarke LLP
Best Recruiter – National/Large Regional Firm
Mills & Reeve LLP
Best Trainer – National/Large Regional Firm
Michelmores LLP
Best Recruiter – Medium Regional Firm
Thomson Snell & Passmore LLP
Best Trainer – Medium Regional Firm
Helix Law
Best Recruiter – Small Firm
Lanyon Bowdler Solicitors LLP
Best Trainer – Small Firm
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Best Work Placement Scheme – City Firm
Burges Salmon LLP
Best Work Placement Scheme – Regional Firm
Ceri Vokes – Withers LLP
Best Training Principal (Large trainee intake)
Mark Beeley – Vinson & Elkins RLLP
Best Training Principal (Small trainee intake)
Reed Smith
Commendation for diversity
The full list of nominees can be found here: “LawCareers.Net Training & Recruitment Awards: the results
For more on the awards, read our recent LCN Says post: “The LawCareers.Net Awards – what are they and why do they matter?”” – from LawCareers.Net
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Abigail Gillett • 29/05/2018


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