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Bristows has a training contract but is more unique in that they offer workshops in place of vacation schemes. If there are openings the firm is currently recruiting for, these will appear below. 

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Training Contract

Bristows take approximately ten trainees per intake, allowing candidates to have a great deal of responsibility from their first day. Unlike the standard six month seat typical of many law firms, Bristows do a combination of three month and six month seats, meaning you will complete five or six seats. All seats are supervised by a partner and a senior associate.

Bristows trainees are required to complete a six-month seat in patent litigation, but can also do seats in brands, disputes and tax and employment, to name but a few. There is the opportunity to spend three months with a client’s in-house legal team, which helps trainees understand how the firm can best support their clients. 

Trainees sit in lean teams, so they receive a fair bit of responsibility early on. They are also given a lot of feedback: informal daily and mid-seat feedback, as well as a more formal assessment at the end of each seat. They also have a dedicated training partner, who they will have regular meetings with to assess their progress. 


Bristows offers one-day workshops rather than vacation schemes. These opportunities can be found here.