Norton Rose Fulbright ups LPC grant by 43% to £10,000

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Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright (NRF) has increased its Legal Practice Course (LPC) maintenance grant by 43%.

NRF becomes the ninth firm to bolster its LPC award after confirming it will be dishing out £10,000 in living support to its future trainees, a rise of £3,000. The increase will apply to trainees who started their LPC studies in February this year and will continue for all future intakes. The City outfit — which offers around 45 training contracts each year — also fully funds LPC fees.

The firm’s rookies undertake an accelerated version of the vocational course (seven-and-a-half months instead of the standard 12) at BPP Law School’s Holborn branch.

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Today’s news comes just weeks after Legal Cheek revealed that US player Kirkland & Ellis had boosted the LPC grant of its London-based rookies by 25% to £10,000. This followed similar moves by global duo Hogan Lovells and Herbert Smith Freehills.

In January, Clifford Chance and Freshfields upped their LPC grants by 43% to £10,000. Not to be outdone, Linklaters, Slaughter and May and Allen & Overy quickly followed suit a month later. All the firms mentioned cover LPC fees, too.

The last major round of maintenance uplifts was way back in 2013, when Linklaters led the way in increasing them from £5,000 to £7,000.

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No article on Dechert salary increases?



Do spill.



“The City outfit — which offers around 45 training contracts each year — also fully funds LPC fees.”

…and pays £75k at NQ, ROFL.


London Geography Pedant

Plus it’s not in the City, it’s in Southwark.



Yes because £75k at NQ is pathetic. I swear there must be one person on LC who constantly comments about the same thing.


London Geography Pedant

Actually I guess South Bank is in the city in some ways and its super trendy there


London Geography Pedant

There’s always someone wanting to imitate you on this site…

In that it’s on the other side of the river to the City (capital “c”), it’s literally not in the City. Leaving that aside, NRF are not in the South Bank area anyway.


London Geography Pedant

You dog you..



Great location. It’d be a 5 minute walk commute for me if I went there.



Still enough time for someone to slash you unfortunately 🙁



Zero crime until you head south east of Maltby St



Surely the mighty Irwin Mitchell will have to match this now?



OMG Racist!!!



So this leaves HSF the only consortium firm not to apply the increase to the current cohort of LPC students?



Lol shit firm



If even NRF gets hate on Legal Cheek then there’s no hope for any of us haha



someone’s bitter they didn’t get that TC ^ ^


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