Some interesting results within the research. It raises the question of whether it is worth simply becoming a paralegal to get your foot in the door with your desired firm when unable to get a training contract. This is something which appears to happen more often now, since there are far more budding young lawyers than training contracts.
Furthermore, this raises the thought of whether firms should dangle the proverbial 'training contract' carrot in front of paralegals to increase work output. Or, whether they should be told straight off they will not be offered a training contract here.
Either way there is probably no right or wrong answer, though it is definitely worth clicking through to see the research results.
Exclusive research by Lawyer 2B has revealed the firms which recruit most heavily from their paralegal pool. Among the large firms which offered a significant number of training contracts to their own paralegals is Trowers & Hamlins, which recruited 40 per cent of its 2015 trainee intake from among its own paralegals.