Brilliant lawyers come from all backgrounds. That’s why we take a roughly equal split of law and non-law students. Whatever your experience, you’ll work with some of the world’s best lawyers, on some of our biggest projects. 

Seats

You’ll rotate through four six-month seats, which you can discuss with our HR team before and throughout your training contract. All of our trainees spend time in dispute resolution as well as two transactional seats. The transactional seats you can choose from include corporate, as well as specialist areas such as finance, competition, regulation and trade, intellectual property, and tax. Unlike many competitor firms, over 90% of our trainees go on secondment.

All trainees are encouraged to make the most of the many opportunities we provide for pro bono work, including attending the Whitechapel Legal Advice Clinic. There are also pro bono secondment opportunities.

Training contracts

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The Trainee Business Development Committee (TBDC)

The TBDC is a trainee-run initiative made up of members from across the different trainee intakes. It creates and delivers opportunities for trainees to network with clients and start growing their business development skills early in their careers. The TBDC runs exciting events with clients and business contacts such as quizzes, business breakfasts and the widely-attended annual summer party. It also links trainees to client relationship teams and provides internal training sessions, allowing trainees to build their confidence and better equip themselves for future business development initiatives. It plays an important part in helping trainees to be involved in shaping our future.

Trainee Business Development Committee

Support

Once you’ve accepted your offer, you'll be invited to events and networking days at the firm. You'll be able to apply for a discretionary grant, which can be used for activities such as undertaking further study, a language course or voluntary work. Before you start as a trainee at the firm, you may even be able to work as a paralegal here.

We understand that life in a commercial law firm can seem daunting. That’s why we give you plenty of support, including a two-week induction when you join, department inductions at the start of each seat, trainee and partner mentors, and regular feedback, plus extensive on-the-job support from associates and partners.

Support

Salary

First year salary
£45k
Second year salary
£50k
Upon qualification up to
£100k

Benefits

LPC and GDL fees paid by the firm or reimbursed

Whether you have already completed the GDL and LPC or are yet to finish your studies, the firm will pay the fees.

£10,000 grant on the LPC

To support you during your LPC studies in London, the firm will provide you with a grant of £10,000.

£10,000 grant on the GDL in London

To support you during your GDL studies in London, the firm will provide you with a grant of £10,000.

£9,000 grant on the GDL outside of London

To support you during your GDL studies outside of London, the firm will provide you with a grant of £9,000.

Social and sports clubs

You'll have the opportunity to get involved with the sports and social committee who organise events and sports activities throughout the year.

25 days’ annual leave

Enjoy 25 days' of paid annual leave with the ability to buy or sell up to five days.

Subsidised gym membership

You can take advantage of 50% off Virgin Active gym membership and the Broadgate Virgin Active club is just next door to the office

Private medical insurance

Private medical insurance

Interest-free season ticket loan

Interest-free season ticket loan

Corporate GP service

Corporate GP service

Travel insurance

Travel insurance

Cycle to work scheme

Cycle to work scheme

Subsidised staff restaurant and café

Subsidised staff restaurant and café

Confidential employee assistance programme

Providing free and confidential counselling to staff and their immediate family.

Pension contributions

Pension contributions

Access to a mortgage broker

Access to a mortgage broker

Eye tests

Eye tests

Corporate discounts

Corporate discounts

Retail vouchers

Retail vouchers

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