Ben Perry was named “Best Training Principal” at the LawCareers.Net Training and Recruitment Awards, held in London on May 22. S&C's London office was also listed as a finalist in the “Best Recruiter – U.S. Firm in the City” category.
The Firm’s London office welcomed its first intake of trainee solicitors in September 2013, and two further intakes have been recruited for 2014 and 2015. The trainee programme is overseen by Ben Perry and Jamie Logie.
The awards honor firms and individuals who offer their recruits the best possible start to their legal careers. Firms were assessed on their recruitment process, the training they offer and the quality of their work placement schemes, and then compared with their peers.
In addition to his “absolute dedication and understanding,” the awards committee gave the following comment when presenting Ben Perry with his award: “This Training Principal understands and pre-empts many of the challenges that trainees face, and has helped me to settle in to working life. He makes a real effort to ensure that the firm stays in close contact with its future trainees by organising social events every quarter (which he personally attends, rather than delegating to others), which shows a level of dedication rare among such busy transactional lawyers.”