Why do we stand out?
Meet the firm that’s defined by difference. Our network of 2,600 lawyers are constantly challenging themselves, working on projects that enable innovation for prestigious clients; on cases that disrupt and shape legal precedent. Across 46 global locations, working seamlessly, as one team.
No better platform to start from.
What does our global reach mean for you? Exposure to exciting, headline-grabbing legal projects as we innovate to deliver successful results for our clients. Join us, and you’ll develop a deep understanding of our bold and evolving approach to creating valuable global solutions, as you learn from a network of global lawyers who will encourage you to see things differently. Not only that, you’ll also tap into a broad range of practice groups here, which include: Corporate and Finance, Global Regulatory and Intellectual Property Media and Technology (IPMT), and Litigation Arbitration and Employment (LAE).
With all kinds of opportunities at your fingertips – and plenty of dedicated support – you’ll grow your legal expertise, discover the interests that drive you, and develop the commercial edge that sets us apart.
Summer vacation scheme
Our vacation schemes offer the perfect launch pad for legal careers. In fact, around three quarters of trainee solicitors who join us each year have taken part in one. Lasting up to three weeks, our paid summer vacation scheme will give you invaluable first-hand insights and help you develop the kind of skills needed as an elite lawyer.
Working alongside approachable partners, associates and trainees, you’ll get involved in real client work across our key practice groups. You’ll draft documents, go to meetings, do legal research and, where possible, attend court. It’s hands-on learning complemented by interactive workshops, discussions, work shadowing and fun social events.
Who we look for
Our summer vacation scheme is open to penultimate and final-year year students, as well as graduates, with any degree subject. We look for intellectually curious, collaborative and determined individuals from all kinds of backgrounds and with all kinds of experience. A strong academic record is important: you should have, or be on track for, a good 2:1 or above in your degree. You must also be the kind of person who adapts well to new situations, delivers on their promises and has the creativity to take ideas in new directions. Above all, you must be able to work well with others and build lasting relationships with colleagues and clients alike.
When and how to apply
The application window for our summer vacation scheme is open from 20 September 2021 until 31 December 2021
You might also be interested in our two week winter vacation scheme (open to all students from penultimate year at university onwards), with applications open from 20 September 2021 until 31 October 2021.
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