Legal Business

Few are chosen – is partnership still worth the contest?

Partnership prospects continue to decline in a gloomy economy, while UK law firms are increasingly promoting abroad or associates hired from other firms. Legal Business investigates whether the odds of making partner make it still worth the contest

When a trainee joins a firm, aspirations are high and the road to success is inviting. The route is mapped out from the start – train at the firm, become an associate, rise up the ranks to the ultimate goal – partnership. Sounds perfect.