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Farrer & Co Graduate Careers

Welcome to Farrer & Co's law firm hub. Here you will find everything you need to know about the training contracts, vacation schemes and other job opportunities on offer at Farrer & Co. Our comprehensive guide to graduate careers with Farrer & Co covers everything from the firm's areas of expertise, application process and trainee salaries to their diversity initiatives and their upcoming events. 

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The AllAboutLaw perspective on Farrer & Co

Farrer & Co is a firm steeped in a rich, 300-year history advising commercial and private clients alike. Based in London, Farrer & Co offer their trainee solicitors a slightly unconventional six four-month seat rotation throughout the training contract. 

With high retention rates and low staff turnover, Farrer & Co is widely known for its supportive and friendly culture. And don’t just take our word for it; Farrer & Co are consistent award winners at The AllAboutLaw Awards, which is based entirely on feedback from trainee solicitors and those who undertook a vacation scheme with the firm. One trainee surmised: “An excellent training contract with great levels of supervision and responsibility. There is a real respect for work life balance as a trainee and NQ.” 

Farrer & Co brush off the stereotypes that come with its history and association with the Farrer family. Another trainee outlines how “the firm is forward-thinking and actively pursuing initiatives like the Women's Network, diversity schemes and Entrepreneur's Week.” This is compounded in the firm's commitment to various diversity and inclusion initiatives, both internally and externally. 

The competitive starting salary comes with a range of benefits, including private health insurance and an interest-free season ticket loan. Alongside salary benefits, a trainee revealed that “we are genuinely valued as individuals… you are working closely with partners, which is a great learning experience.” 

What the firm says

Farrer & Co is a successful law firm with a distinguished history and an excellent reputation built up over many years. The firm provides advice to a large number of prominent private, institutional and commercial clients. The firm's breadth of expertise is reflected by the fact that it has an outstanding reputation in fields as diverse as matrimonial law, offshore tax planning, employment, heritage work, charity law, defamation and sports law.



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Academic requirements

Farrer & Co will consider mitigating circumstrances for the academics above.

Alongside academics, Farrer & Co look for ambition, commercial awareness, discretion, clear and agile thinkers, open minded individuals, resilience and analytical ability.

Diversity interests

Farrer & Co partner with Aspiring Solicitors. The partnership is a part of the firm's ongoing commitment to increase diversity amongst solicitors at the firm, across all underrepresented groups.