In 2021, our London Corporate group closed over 310 growth financings and tech M&A deals on behalf of some of the most exciting innovators in the market. Our E&I team also advised on some of the most important energy and infrastructure projects here in the UK, and across Europe, Asia and Africa. We also have teams focused on finance; capital markets; M&A; tax; competition; cyber, privacy and data innovation; employment and dispute resolution.
Whether you’re looking to start your law career or join us from another firm, our London office offers a dynamic, collaborative environment. We offer a comprehensive training program, including academies focused on developing business skills as you advance. And we will ensure you connect with mentors and have opportunities to make a social impact through a world-renowned pro-bono programme.
If you are interested in joining us as an experienced lawyer in London, please see our current listings or contact Alice Brock Talent Assistant, at [email protected].
Our training program, which commences in August, is designed to provide you with everything you will need to succeed:
We welcome candidates with different experiences and backgrounds. We look for a commitment to excellence. Applicants for our graduate trainee program should have achieved or be on track for a 2:1 degree (in any discipline). Law undergraduates can apply from their penultimate year onward. Non-law undergraduates can apply from their final year onward.
As part of our graduate recruitment process, we are using the Rare Contextual Recruitment System. This is a specially developed system which allows us to measure candidates' achievements in the context of their socioeconomic background. Using this system means we can better understand candidates' achievements, and identify those that have performed exceptionally well from a range of diverse backgrounds.
The primary route to applying for a training contract with us is to apply for a space on our summer vacation scheme programme which will take place in June or July 2023. Our vacation scheme offers participants an opportunity to London office of a U.S. law firm in action and get an insight into what life as a trainee would be like here.
During the two-week scheme you'll spend time in two of our London practices, working on real work alongside our trainees, associates and partners. There will also be a variety of social opportunities and events that run throughout the scheme, giving you an opportunity to really get to know our team.
To apply for a vacation scheme please submit an online application form by 11.59pm by 31 January 2023. If your application is shortlisted you will be invited to take part in an assessment centre, which includes an interview, a drafting exercise and an opportunity to participate in a business game designed to give an insight into the work of a solicitor.
We also offer a direct training contract application route, designed primarily for those who are unable to complete a vacation scheme with us. This is part of our commitment to ensuring equal access to our opportunities – we recognise that not all our applicants will be able to attend a vacation scheme with us.
To apply for a direct training contract please submit an online application form by 11.59pm on 29 May 2023. Please note we do not recruit on a rolling basis.
For more about our assessments, compensation and sponsorship, please see our London Graduate Recruitment brochure.