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Training contract – September 2021 and March 2022

Training Programme

The firm’s comprehensive training programme ensures that trainees experience a broad range of work. All trainees sit with partners and associates, which ensures a refreshing lack of hierarchy. It also means that trainees receive individual and extensive training from experienced lawyers, and can look forward to client contact, and the responsibility that goes with it, from day one.

During the two-year training contract, trainees spend six months in our corporate department and another six months in either the dispute resolution or the employment departments. The firm offers you a choice for your other two seats in two of our other specialist departments.  Trainees may also have the opportunity to spend six months in the firm’s Paris office.

Who should apply

We’ll give you responsibility from day one – you will quickly find yourself on the phone to clients, in meetings and handling your own work with all the guidance you need. As such the firm looks for people who can combine academic excellence with plain common sense; who are determined, articulate and able to think on their feet; who are self-motivated and have a healthy sense of humour.

A law degree is not a necessity – just over half the trainees who joined last year came from a non-law background.

When and how to apply

Apply online through for a training contract commencing in either September 2021 or March 2022. Applications open on 1 October 2018 and the deadline is 31 July 2019.

The training contract is a two stage process. Your first interview will be with a graduate recruitment partner who will be aiming to find out more about you. If you are selected to attend a second interview this will be held with two partners at our London office.

Following your interview, a trainee will give you a tour of our offices, which gives you the chance to meet more partners, associates, trainees and other members of the firm.

Salary and Benefits

First year: £45,000

Second year: £50,500

Post-qualification: £78,500

Benefits include private medical and permanent health insurance, life assurance, health screening programme, onsite physiotherapy, dental insurance, pension scheme, Cycle to Work scheme, subsidised café/restaurant, gym membership and season ticket loan.

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