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Trowers & Hamlins LLP

Who we are

From nine offices across the UK, Middle East and Far East, we offer a comprehensive and joined-up service to clients across the globe. Our 894 people, including 152 partners, are focused on providing commercial advice to businesses and governments geared towards tackling tomorrow's challenges in industry. Our core areas of practice include real estate, corporate, dispute resolution, and banking and finance.

We are well known for being experts in the sectors our clients work in and getting to the crux of the issues they face. This gives us the best foundations to extend our thinking beyond the day-to-day delivery of transactional and advisory legal services and provide our clients with fresh thinking and commercially-driven solutions.

Wherever our people are based, their focus centres on the businesses, homes and infrastructure that shape our lives. Helping clients to maximise the commercial opportunities that exist at the point where commerce, communities and culture intersect – we call it the Real Economy.

Main areas of practice

Banking and finance; commercial property (including planning and private residential); corporate (private and public sectors); dispute resolution and litigation (including commercial, construction, property, and travel, tourism and insurance); employment and pensions; housing and regeneration; international (based in the Middle East and Far East); projects and construction (including energy and procurement); private wealth and tax.

Training contracts

We recruit 23 trainees every year, split between our spring and autumn intakes and spread across our offices in London, Birmingham, Exeter and Manchester. All trainees work across a range of seats and a number have the opportunity to spend time in one of our offices in the Middle East.

Our training contract is divided into four six-month seats. All trainees are teamed with a supervisor, whose role it is to guide them through each of their seats and ensure that they are given plenty of challenges (together with the support they need). From the outset, our trainees are given real responsibility and the opportunity to learn from hands-on experience in a supportive working environment.

Vacation schemes

We offer 34 summer vacation scheme places every year, spread across each of our UK offices. These two-week placements take place during the course of June and July, and are a great opportunity for individuals to experience our culture first-hand and to continue to build on their understanding of a career in the law. We pay every candidate attending our summer programme, and this is currently set at £275 per week in London and £225 per week in Birmingham, Exeter and Manchester.

Open days

We operate a winter open day every January. During the course of the day, attendees participate in a number of presentations, with the aim being to give them a comprehensive understanding of who we are, what we do, and how we do it. As well as presentations, there is a lunch with members of our Trainee Solicitors' Committee and a team-building activity aimed at enhancing your existing skills-set.


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