Retrospective Funding

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  1. Matthew Ashikhin

    Matthew Ashikhin Standard Member

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    Good day,

    I had a look around google and the forum to see if there was some comprehensive list of firms that fund the LPC (and perhaps even GDL) retrospectively, but I couldnt find one.

    I found that

    • DWF
    • Edwin Coe
    • DLA
    • Nabarro (up to 50%)
    • Osborne Clarke (if you have completed less than half of the course)

    ADDING ON FROM POSTS
    • Latham and Watkins
    • Allen & Overy (full retrospective funding)
    • Herbert Smith Freehills (full retrospective funding?)
    • Freshfields
    • Slaughter and May
    • Debevoise & Plimpton

    Offer some kind of (or full) retrospective funding.
     
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  2. Jaysen

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    Good thread idea. I'm not too sure how many firms advertise this but I'll see what I can find.
     
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  3. Daniel Boden

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    Latham and Watkins reimburse in full - 'If you have already completed the GDL and/or LPC we will reimburse your fees in full. If you achieve, or have achieved a distinction in your LPC you will receive a £500 bonus.'

    Weil, Gotshal & Manges do not and I don't believe Kirkland do either but their brochure doesn't explicitly say that, only saying 'We pay all your fees and provide a £10,000 maintenance grant for each course.'
     
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  4. Eva

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    According to BCLP's FAQ page, 'BCLP meet all fees associated with both the GDL and LPC if you have not started or completed your studies when being offered and accepting a training contract. We do not pay course fees retrospectively.'
     
  5. John Wu

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    When I did my Kirkland AC, one of the trainees said that Kirkland had retrospectively funded both her gdl and lpc fees. I don’t know if this is company policy for all applicants though
     
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  6. Abstruser

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    I did some digging and the following firms offer some form of retrospective funding:
    • Allen & Overy (full retrospective funding)
    • Herbert Smith Freehills (full retrospective funding?)
    • Freshfields
    • Slaughter and May
    • Debevoise & Plimpton
    I've attached screenshots from the relevant GR websites!


    Debevoise

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    HSF


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    Slaughters

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    A&O

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    Freshfields

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