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Reed Smith

Reed Smith is a global law firm, with more than 1,800 lawyers in 26 offices throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the United States.

Our lawyers provide litigation and other dispute resolution services, regulatory counsel, and legal advice on the full range of strategic domestic and cross-border transactions. We handle only commercial matters, both contentious and non-contentious.

Training programme – A unique place to grow

We offer stimulating work in an informative, challenging and busy environment where your contribution counts from the year before you join, with our unique MA/LPC programme, through to the end of your training contract. With four seats over two years, you choose the practice or industry group areas you would like to experience, as well as benefiting from a client or international secondment. Our intake per year is 25, meaning that at any given time, we will have 50 trainees in total

MA (LPC with Business)

We were the first in the sector to develop a new version of the LPC that fully integrates legal and business learning and leads to a unique Master’s qualification. This bespoke programme not only allows you to study commercial and legal aspects in parallel, but also gives you an unrivalled opportunity to apply your business learning based at a client in the summer term of the programme.

Where you’ll be based as a trainee

Our London office, based in The Broadgate Tower, is now the largest in the firm. This state-of-the-art building provides an exceptional workspace and 360-degree views from our cafeteria on the 31st floor.

Broaden your horizons

At Reed Smith, we encourage all trainees to partake in either a client or international secondment. There are a number of benefits we feel our trainees gain from doing so, including building commercial awareness and gaining knowledge of our clients, our industries and our business.

With offices in Athens and Abu Dhabi, and the likes of Debenhams, Liberty and Barclays counted among our clients, there is a remarkable choice of secondments available for trainees.