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Salary notes: 
Job/scheme locations: 
London, Basingstoke, Reading, Guildford, Cambridge, Oxford
Type of opportunity: 
Graduate scheme
Application deadline: 

Penningtons Manches Cooper is a leading UK and international law firm which provides high quality legal advice 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.

Today we have UK offices in the City of London, Basingstoke, Birmingham, Cambridge, Guildford, Oxford and Reading while our growing overseas network stretches from Asia to America through our presence in Singapore, Piraeus, Paris, Madrid, Sao Paulo and San Francisco. With 141 partners, and over 850 people in total our main areas of practice are dispute resolution, corporate and commercial, real estate, private client and family.

With over nine years of consecutive growth, furthered by a merge with Thomas Cooper in July 2019 the firm is leading the way in terms of growth. This combined with our impressive rankings, sector focus, award winning training and wellbeing programmes makes Penningtons Manches Cooper an exciting firm to join where we are looking for people to help shape the future of the firm.

The Training Contract

Trainees apply for and work in one of our office locations, all of which offer a high quality, varied training contract. We know our trainees are happiest and most successful when busy with good quality work. We believe in introducing trainees to challenging cases from the outset. 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.

You will be given a through grounding in the law, spending four, six month seats across the firms three main business divisions. Our award winning training enables trainees to develop into confident lawyers who are able to help us maintain our standard of excellence. In addition to this with a retention rate of 80% we hope our trainees become our partners of the future.

There is lots going on from a social perspective too. Be it through getting involved in one of our diversity and inclusion streams, sports and social committees, charitable foundation initiatives, PennWell activities or just attending the regular training and social activities put on for trainees, you won’t need to look far for something extra to do.

We seek diverse, high calibre candidates with evidence of academic excellence, varied work experience, drive, confidence, commercial awareness, common sense and team spirit.

The deadline for applications is 31st July 2020, however, recruitment is done on a rolling basis so applying as early as possible is strongly advised.

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More about this vacancy

Number of vacancies: 
11 to 20
Life assurance, Pension scheme (with company contribution), Private healthcare, Season ticket loan
Days' holiday: 
25 days

Degree subjects accepted:

All degree subjects accepted
Degree requirements: 
Accepts applications from students / graduates requiring a work permit?: