Type of opportunity:
We are Bristows. We are a medium-sized firm that handles the types of work you might normally associate with the very largest firms.
During the two years' training, you'll spend time in each of our main departments, developing your skills and knowledge. You'll also work closely with our partners, which is guaranteed to speed up the learning process.
We offer a mixture of 3 and 6 month seats, so trainees typically undertake 5 or 6 seats during their training contract and one of these seats is guaranteed to be within our Patent Litigation department. Other departments trainees may sit in are real estate, commercial disputes, EU and competition, commercial IP/IT, regulatory and corporate, tax and employment.
Part of this training may also involve a secondment to the UK in-house legal department of one of our leading multinational clients. With the international spread of our clients, the probability of overseas travel is high, especially on qualification.
Our size makes this an ideal environment for trainees. As part of a small intake, our trainees work alongside our partners dealing directly with clients right from the start. There's plenty of responsibility, matched by an extremely supportive and friendly culture so you're never far from encouragement and advice when you need it.
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