Jones Day is a global law firm with more than 2,500 lawyers in 43 offices across five continents. The Firm is distinguished by: a singular tradition of client service; the mutual commitment to, and the seamless collaboration of, a true partnership; formidable legal talent across multiple disciplines and jurisdictions; and shared professional values that focus on client needs. Jones Day’s London office is the largest office outside the U.S and the fourth largest in the Jones Day network. Jones Day’s work in the U.K.- helping clients with multi-jurisdictional transactions and disputes relying on English law for their documentation and resolution - reflects the Firm’s vast cross-border transactional and disputes experience.
The Firm operates a rare and distinctive non-rotational system of training designed to provide freedom, flexibility and responsibility from the beginning. You will work across different practice areas at the same time and are encouraged to assume your own workload.
This allows for early responsibility, faster development of potential and the opportunity to compare and contrast different disciplines alongside one another. Because you won't move to a different department every six months, you won't miss the end of deals or trials you have worked on. Work will vary from small cases you may handle alone (under the supervision of a senior lawyer) to larger matters where you will assist a partner or an associate solicitor. The Firm runs a structured seminar programme to support the practical teaching you will receive from associates and partners with whom you work.
Who should apply
As leaders in cross-border M&A and global disputes, we look for extraordinary individuals who are committed to a legal career; want to be challenged on an international platform; and can become part of our future - not just qualify with us. Half our London partners trained with the Firm. Successful candidates have obtained or are predicted a 2.1 degree in any discipline; have strong intellectual and analytical ability; good communication skills; and can demonstrate resourcefulness, drive, dedication and the ability to be a team player.
These reflect the importance Jones Day attaches to the trainee role as well as the trainees' contribution to the firm's business. Current (2018) salary rates and benefits (for indicative purposes and subject to changes or increases in line with the firm's annual review policy) are shown opposite.
When to apply
We mainly recruit our trainees through our placement schemes but sometimes will make exceptions for those who are unable to complete them. Applications open from 1 September 2018 to 10 January 2019. Whilst we are currently recruiting for Training Contracts with start dates for September 2021, we may see fit to recruit into intakes with earlier start dates if places are available and suitable candidates are identified who can start sooner.
Application deadline: 10th January 2019.