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About Penningtons Manches LLP

Penningtons Manches LLP is a leading UK law firm which provides high quality legal advice tailored to both businesses and individuals. We address the specific objectives of each client through our flair and technical expertise and offer a personal service founded on a strong team ethic.

We’re based in London, Basingstoke, Cambridge, Guildford, Oxford, Reading and San Francisco, with 110 partners and over 600 people in total. Our main areas of practice are dispute resolution, corporate and commercial, real estate, private client and family.

We also have several multi-disciplinary teams concentrating on a variety of industry sectors, including technology, life sciences, education, social housing, retail and international wealth. In these areas, we're acknowledged for our unparalleled market insight.

We have a broad international focus supported by well-established links with law firms throughout the world. Penningtons Manches is a member of Multilaw and the European Law Group, networks with representatives in over 70 countries, and many of our lawyers play leading roles in various international bodies.

We offer Information days during the Easter holidays. They are primarily aimed at first year law students and penultimate year non-law students interested in a career in law.  Over the course of the day you will be involved in seminars, panel discussions and interactive sessions which will hopefully help confirm if a career in law is for you.   You will meet with a wide range of employees from partners to trainees and understand their reasons for joining the firm, graduate recruitment will also be able to give you some information on how to apply to our schemes and some hints and tips on how to stand out from the crowd.

Our vacation scheme takes place in the month of July and is a paid placement lasting for one week in London, Basingstoke/Reading, Cambridge, Guildford and Oxford.  Interns spend time in one of the firm's practice areas to get an idea of life as a trainee at the firm.  The vacation scheme is open to only those candidates who are planning to take up a training contract in two years’ time.  We strongly recommend applications to our vacation scheme when considering a training contract with us, as we recruit a large number through this scheme.

Penningtons Manches recruits trainees two years in advance in all of our UK office locations. Our broad training across practice areas and disciplines, gives trainees a thorough grounding in the law by spending time in the firm's business services, private individuals and commercial property divisions. Trainees normally work, within their allocated offices, in four six-month seats.

We know our trainees are happiest and most successful when busy with good quality work. We believe in introducing trainees to challenging cases. We recognise the value of giving trainees responsibility and allowing direct contact with clients with the knowledge that our experienced solicitors are always on hand to give support.

Applications for all of our programmes can be found on our website.  Deadlines are the 31st January for Information Days and Vacation schemes and 31st July for Training Contracts.


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London, Basingstoke, Cambridge, Guildford, Oxford, Reading, San Francisco
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