The Law Society marked National Apprenticeship Week this month with events in London and Leeds highlighting how legal businesses can benefit from apprenticeships. Attendees heard from a panel of experts about trends and the support available.

Halima Khanum, a solicitor apprentice at Withers (pictured far left, with Law Society vice-president Christina Blacklaws (far right)), told delegates: ‘I chose the solicitor apprentice route because I wanted to qualify as a solicitor without incurring a huge debt from university or risking never securing a training contract. ’