The profession is still unwilling to recruit non-Russell Group university graduates, in marked contrast to other sectors, according to new research

The profession is still unwilling to recruit non-Russell Group university graduates, in marked contrast to other sectors, according to new research. 

The new Social Mobility Foundation index reveals the top 75 UK employers who have taken the most action on social mobility.

However, while 84% of the legal sector’s graduate intake came from a Russell Group university, just 66% of applicants came from those institutions.

The index ranks employers on what they are doing to access and progress talent from all backgrounds.

The top 75 UK firm index is dominated by law firms (36%) with four making the top 10 – Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, Browne Jacobson, Herbert Smith Freehills and Baker Mckenzie.

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