Warren Wellington studied Law at the University of Leeds. He completed vacation schemes with Norton Rose Fulbright, Shearman & Sterling and in the London and Singapore offices of Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF). Warren began his London training contract with HSF in September 2016, and has kindly shared with us his advice on how to excel at an assessment day.
If you are applying for training contracts you should keep an eye on law firm trainee retention rates as they are published. After all, the ultimate goal of completing a training contract is to become a newly qualified (NQ) lawyer so a firm's retention rate may play a role in your decision where to apply.
Herbert Smith Freehills' (HSF) qualified trainee retention score has dipped to 80% while City-headquartered firm Stephenson Harwood recorded a significant increase in its autumn 2017 trainee retention rates for this autumn.
The rundown of this week's top news stories.
Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has joined the ranks of firms upping their associate pay commitments, boosting its compensation package to £105,000 including salary and bonuses.
In a quiet week for lateral recruitment, Weil, Gotshal & Manges hired from Ashurst in the City as other firms made notable moves further abroad.
Leading global litigation funder, Harbour has launched a training contract starting this September after receiving authorisation from the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).
The rundown of this week’s top news stories.
Lex was at Herbert Smith Freehills’ (HSF) office on Wednesday afternoon for an event designed to inform and encourage disabled candidates in their pursuit of a career in the legal profession. An audience of over 30 students attended the event, arranged by EmployAbility and supported by several other law firms.
EmployAbility founder Tab Ahmad opened the day by introducing her organisation as a non-for profit which “works with employers to develop an inclusive and open working environment” and offers “free support and advice to disabled students and graduates.”
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