I have a theory about social mobility at city law firms. I think it is decreasing year on year
Anecdotally the last five trainees we have had have all been southern, white, privately educated or grammar school educated, and very well off
They were all straight out of uni/GDL/LPC but bought houses/flats in London at the start of their training contract - so basically funded by bank of mum and dad. All bought outright too not shared ownership.
Obviously not their fault in any way, and it makes sense to buy if you can but all a bit depressing tbh
What are other people's experiences and thoughts though? Happy to be proved wrong (ie might be my firm that is unique in hiring posh people)