Our training contract ensures that you will have access to a broad spread of work right from the start. Key to success during your two years of training with us will be the ability to quickly build strong relationships with your colleagues, both in London and further afield. The office has a distinct lack of hierarchy, and you’ll be encouraged to approach the partners yourself to pro-actively take control of the way that you spend your time, bearing in mind, of course, the need to marry that with the demands of our clients.
You can expect to have contact with clients from day one, and we will offer you as much responsibility as you can handle. All our junior lawyers have frequent contact with clients, and you will be no exception. Supervision will come from the individual partners that you are working for, and our Training Principal, who will oversee your progress during your training contract, will always be on hand to offer advice and support.
We expect our trainees to spend the majority of their time in the office as we believe it's key to learning and development although there will be opportunity for some remote working from time to time.
The office has access to a range of training sessions, including in-house training that we offer here in London. We also have access to third party training providers, and you will be encouraged to learn and develop as much as you can. Of course, much of your training will be of the best kind: the knowledge, built up over years of practice, which our partners and senior lawyers will be only too happy to share with you.
During your training contract there could be opportunity, depending on interest, for a secondment to our Brussels or Doha office and also to a client. This is aimed at ensuring you have experience of different approaches to the practice of law.
We expect our trainee solicitors to become fully integrated within each team they work with to offer the personalised, innovative solutions we are widely recognised for. Typical trainee work will include research projects for our clients, attend client meetings, and prepare a wide range of legal documentation.
Salary & Benefits
We offer trainees a salary of £45,000 in their first year, rising to £48,000 in their second year. Salary on qualification is presently £90,000 (under review). Benefits include: pension, health insurance, life assurance, income protection, cycle to work scheme, 25 days’ holiday.