It is not just law at Travers Smith. We treat our clients’ business as our business, their dispute as our dispute, their challenges as ours.
We act for publicly listed and private companies, financial services and private equity clients, as well as other business enterprises involved in large and complex UK and cross-border matters, transactions and disputes.
Our clients know that wherever in the world they or their ambitions lie, we will work as one of their team to get things done and they know that we do so in a straight-talking, thoughtful and open way.
Diversity and independence of thought are key to our success. We know each other well and we know that we get the best results when we act as a team – not just within our legal teams, but right across our firm where we welcome diversity of thought and views from everyone. This is our difference and we are proud of it.
What we do
Our business comprises the following main practice areas: Commercial, IP & Technology, Competition, Corporate M&A and Equity Capital Markets, Derivatives & Structured Products, Dispute Resolution, Employment, Finance, Financial Services & Markets, Investment Funds, Incentives & Remuneration, Operational Risk & Environment, Pensions, Private Equity & Financial Sponsors, Real Estate, and Tax.
Who should apply
The firm looks for people who can combine academic excellence with plain common sense; who are determined, articulate and able to think on their feet; who are self-motivated and have a healthy sense of humour.
A law degree is not a necessity – just over half the trainees who joined last year came from a non-law background.
Summer vacation scheme 2021
Students spend two weeks with the firm; each week they are able to experience a different department, sharing an office with partners, associates and trainees.
The work will include attending meetings, drafting documents and letters and carrying out research. We extend our internal seminar programme to include a number of talks, case studies and negotiating exercises specifically for students to give an authentic taste of a City lawyer's work. The timetable also includes a City tour, plenty of social activities including softball and the option to be involved in sporting activities such as mixed hockey, netball and football. There are also working lunches and informal evening events.
Diversity & Inclusion and Corporate Social Responsibility
Our market leading Diversity and CSR Programmes are bold, exciting and ever expanding. Creating an inclusive workplace where people can be themselves and reach their full potential is a key business priority for Travers Smith. Our focus on diversity and social responsibility is integral to how we serve our clients, develop our people and play a leadership role in our communities.
Our award winning pro bono programme is designed to give individuals and organisations, both at home and abroad, the opportunity to access levels of legal advice that would not normally be obtainable. Highlights include:
- Refugees at Home
- Giving Time
- Legal Advice Centres
- Brighter Futures Zambia
When and how to apply
Apply online. Applications open on 1 October 2020 and the deadline is 17 January 2021.
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