Our trainees work in small teams and are given responsibility from day one. Working directly with associates and partners, our trainees are an integral part of their team in each seat. The benefit of our select intake is that our trainees get exposure to high quality work and receive first class training and supervision throughout their training contracts.
We’re looking for candidates who not only have strong academics—you should also possess excellent interpersonal and problem solving skills. Candidates will need to be ambitious, intellectually curious and have a genuine interest in our practice areas. You should also have (or be predicted) a 2.1 or above in any degree discipline.
Our training contract
Our trainees are an integral part of our growth plans for the London office. Our first intake of trainees joined our London office in September 2013 and we welcomed our fourth intake of trainees in October 2016. We currently have nine trainees in London across both intakes.
Our training contract consists of four six-month seats. Trainees will typically be expected to undertake seats across our Corporate, Finance and Litigation practices. In addition, we offer comprehensive training to help develop your technical and practice group specific knowledge in addition to training on key communication, career management and presentation skills.
We will begin accepting applications for our training contracts commencing in 2019 and 2020 from the 1st of November 2017.
The deadline for training contract applications is 31 July 2018.
Our summer 2018 scheme will run from the 25 June – 6 July.
Applications for our summer 2018 scheme will open on the 20 October 2017.
Trainees will receive a starting salary of £45,000 rising to £50,000 in their second year (this is reviewed annually). Trainees who are yet to complete the LPC and GDL will have their course fees paid in full and will also receive an annual maintenance grant of £8,000 whilst studying the LPC and GDL.
A comprehensive range of benefits including private medical insurance, in service life insurance, permanent health insurance, dental plan and a season ticket loan will be confirmed when candidates receive their formal offer.