Slaughter and May has a global reputation for providing outstanding legal services. The strength of our practice is reflected in the multi-jurisdictional nature of our work and our international client base. The firm is a trusted adviser to some of the largest companies in the world, advising on complex cross-border deals every single day.
We advise on high-profile and often landmark international transactions. Our varied client list ranges from governments to entrepreneurs, from retailers to entertainment companies and from conglomerates to Premier League football clubs.
We are a full service law firm to corporate clients and have leading practitioners across a wide range of areas including Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate and Commercial, Financing, Tax, Competition, Disputes and Investigations, Real Estate, Pensions, Employment and Incentives, Financial Regulation, Information Technology and Intellectual Property.
In order to offer the best possible service for our clients, we harness the latest market developments in legal technology and innovation. Our forward thinking, innovative approach to legal services complements the best in class advice on which our reputation is built.
Diversity and Inclusion is an integral part of how we do things as a firm. We believe that a supportive and inclusive workplace drives collaboration and enhances business performance. We are looking to employ the brightest minds regardless of what or where they studied. Traditional approaches to D&I are often skewed towards initiatives helping diverse individuals to “fit in” and succeed; we focus on examining and adjusting the system for greater acceptance of different leadership styles and ways of working.
Virtual Insight Scheme 2021
Slaughter and May is distinctly different.
As a trainee and lawyer you won’t be pigeon-holed. Unlike other firms, we’re multi-specialists which means a much more stimulating working life. We work internationally by building relationships with the best firms in each jurisdiction so people and teamwork are hugely important, whilst maintaining individuality. Our lawyers aren’t set any billing or time targets which means they are not forced to compete with each other to find the jobs or clients that bill the most hours. Our system provides greater emphasis on quality, greater efficiency and engenders a firm-wide ethos of sharing expertise.
Innovation lies at the heart of our practice. We collaborate with clients, industry experts and entrepreneurs to help shape the development of legal advice and technology for better delivery of our services in these changing times.
In this programme, you will be introduced to some of the types of work our trainees and lawyers do every day. The programme encourages the development of important skills and commercial awareness which will give you a better understanding of what a lawyer does and what a career at Slaughter and May entails.
Our programme is open to all students – no legal knowledge or previous work experience is required. Tasks 1-4 cover aspects of a fictional transaction. Task 5 is a typical trainee task – as a trainee you can expect to be pulled in to assist on other matters at short notice!
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