The programme and you


What powers your learning and growth?

Perhaps we should tell you right away that we're a bit different. Like other leading law firms, with us you get a high standard of training. Plus, you engage with a top range of clients on work that challenges you.

But what really powers your learning and growth here is the trust we place in you and the responsibility you get to make an impact with our clients.

The support you receive

As you're given responsibility and your contribution to the team is valued, you get support. To help you succeed, we build a strong formal and informal network around you with some of the best in the business.

And from the start there's practical assistance. We bring you quickly up to speed with our systems and processes. An experienced trainee is your mentor, to provide tips and answer all your questions. And a partner in the firm becomes your principal, who's on hand for support and guidance.



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Partner mentor for each trainee

The experience you gain

You complete four six-month seats: real estate, contentious, non-contentious, and a fourth one of your choice. This could be a client secondment, which gives you the chance to step into the shoes of a client, work in their legal team and understand what they expect from their lawyers. There are also opportunities to complete a seat in one of our international offices.

Alongside your work you complete the Professional Skills Course, with modules on Finance & Business Skills, Advocacy & Communication Skills, Client Care, Professional Standards, Effective Written Communications and The Skilled Negotiator. This means you develop all the practical expertise a well-rounded lawyer needs.

When the training contract finishes

When you complete your training you can count on us to remain ambitious about your career. After all, we've all invested a huge amount of time in your success.

So we make sure nothing goes to waste, providing ample opportunities for continuous personal and professional development for all of our lawyers, including you.

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Optimistic and excited

We're optimistic and excited about the future, so we invest in our business to achieve our ambitions. This applies to our trainees too. We need people with a sharp mind and entrepreneurial spirit, who generate fresh ideas, make new connections and do things that have never been done before.

If you relish the chance to be involved in making change happen, you're the one we're looking for.

Our kind of people

We also believe in the power of teamwork. All of our lawyers possess commercial nous, but nobody is the same, and none of us an island. We support, respect and embrace people's differences. Simply because, in our experience, different people working together and making different contributions achieve success.

How do you define success? Is it being challenged at work, enjoying what you do and making an impact? If so, we're on the same wavelength.

Achieve your ambition

Ours is a business with momentum, making bold moves in the international legal market. But above all, we're a people business. We know that achieving our ambition means empowering you to achieve yours. Does that sound about right to you?

Want to know more?

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