Aston Carter's training scheme off to a slow start

October 24, 2012 The training scheme set up by London and Birmingham-based law firm Aston Carter is significantly under-attended, with just five paralegals starting the course, despite 30 having enrolled.

The scheme was designed to offer an alternative route to a training contract, with graduates paying £9.5k to attend a six month paralegal course (run by Interedwise Consulting UK), after which Aston Carter will pay their fees of £13.5k to attend a part-time LPC while employing them as paralegals on a salary of £15k to £18k.

Aston Carter predicted that its scheme could accommodate up to 60 training contracts, which commentators though sounded a little ambitious for a five-lawyer firm.

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