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Addleshaw Goddard

The firm

Addleshaw Goddard is a premium business law firm with international reach and an exceptional breadth of services. Our reputation for outstanding quality and certainty of service is built upon long term relationship investment and a deep understanding of client markets which creates and delivers superb value and results. Wherever you are based, you’ll also be part of the team from day one, getting firsthand experience of working with blue-chip clients within a supportive yet challenging environment, and benefit from a structured training programme designed with your future success in mind.


The firm’s client portfolio is testament to its strength and range of expertise, and includes financial institutions, public sector bodies, successful businesses and private individuals. It is a leading advisor to FTSE 100 companies, and a market leader across its business divisions – commercial services, corporate, finance and projects, litigation and real estate – as well as in specialist fields such as private capital, and across its chosen sectors: energy, financial services, healthcare, real estate, retail and consumer and transport.

Training environment

During each six-month seat, there will be regular two-way performance reviews with the supervising partner or solicitor. Trainees may have the opportunity to spend a seat in one of the firm’s other offices and there are a number of secondments to clients available. Seated with a qualified solicitor or partner and working as part of a team enables trainees to develop the professional skills necessary to deal with the demanding and challenging work the firm carries out for its clients. Practical training is complemented by high-quality training courses provided by both the in-house team and external training providers. A trainee buddy programme is in place with the trainee predecessor for the first seat. All trainees have a mentor for the duration of their training contract and beyond.

Opportunities for 1st year students

It's never too early to start thinking about planning for your career in Law. Our open days are designed to give you an insight into the different practice areas available at Addleshaw Goddard, what you can expect as a trainee and what differentiates Addleshaw Goddard from other firms. We will also run sessions to start you thinking about how you can differentiate yourself through the application process, offering a practical insight into what law firms really look for in graduate recruits.

Who should apply

Graduates who are capable of achieving a 2.1 and can demonstrate commercial awareness, teamwork, motivation and drive. Applications from law and non-law graduates are welcomed,as are applications from students who may be considering a change of direction. We also have a Legal Access Scheme for applicants on the GDL or LPC with less conventional academic backgrounds. Further details can be found on our website.


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