We’re a truly international firm, with truly international reach.
We’re a place of energy. Of thinking diﬀerently. Of taking action and delivering smarter solutions. A place where you can be free to be you. Where inherent curiosity leads to positive enquiry, challenge and question; where a commitment to continuous learning helps to deepen your understanding of colleagues and broaden your perspective on the world.
A place for ideas, skills, ambition and innovation. For supercharging personal growth and professional challenge. For powering success through trust, respect, integrity and an unwavering commitment to quality.
About the trainee programme:
We offer training contracts in London and Bristol, where you’ll spend two years discovering the innovation and collaborative approach we’re known for. Ideally placed to build a long-term career, you’ll uncover a world of high-end clients and gain immediate exposure to some of their most complex challenges. As well as moving through four six-month seats across our practice areas, you’ll also benefit from the Compass programme; our unique and progressive trainee skills academy that offers a combination of practical learning and online tools designed to support your journey through to qualification.
Trainee profile/who we are looking for:
We want to hear from ambitious future lawyers, who are ready to leave their mark. We’re looking for students who are on course for at least a 2:1 in any degree subject. That said, academic performance isn’t everything: that’s why we look for raw talent and potential throughout our assessment process.
Discover what it’s like to be a trainee lawyer with one of our vacation schemes. Over one or two weeks in either Bristol or London, you’ll experience the work, the reach and the day-to-day buzz of our international firm. Throw yourself into this full programme of social events and work experience, and you’ll get a taste for our firm and the work we do, from research to drafting, and meetings to departmental training.
Winter vacation scheme (London): A one-week scheme aimed specifically at final year students and graduates of all disciplines. Applications open 1 October 2022 and close 31 October 2022.
Spring insight scheme (London): A two-day workshop for first year students of all disciplines, as well as penultimate year non-law students. Applications open 1 December 2022 and close 31 January 2023.
Summer vacation scheme (London): A two-week scheme open to penultimate and final year students and graduates of all disciplines. Applications open 1 October 2022 and close 15 January 2023.
Summer vacation scheme (Bristol): A two-week scheme open to penultimate and final year students and graduates of all disciplines. Applications open 1 December 2022 and close 15 February 2023.
This year, we are also offering a Bristol open day where you’ll get to meet our team, get to grips with what a legal career is all about and learn about the firm, our culture and our opportunities. Our Bristol open day will take place on Tuesday 29 November 2022 and is open to all university students and graduates.