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Charles Russell Speechlys FAQs

Find the answers to all the questions you might have about Charles Russell Speechlys and the firm's early careers opportunities.

Do I need to complete a vacation scheme if I want to apply for a training contract?

No, but it’s a good idea to find some legal work experience beforehand.

How many trainees does the firm recruit each year?

There is no fixed number, but in 2020 the firm recruited 18 trainees in London, three in Cheltenham and five in Guilford.

When do applications open?

The online application form opens in October each year, and closes on January 31. 

Where should I take the LPC?

Charles Russell Speechlys prefers that their trainees study at the University of Law, so they can study with their fellow future trainees, but it will not harm your application if you completed your studies at a different institution.

I’m an international student. Will you sponsor me?

Yes, the firm welcomes applications from international students and provides successful applicants with visa sponsorship. 

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