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The AllAboutLaw perspective on Harbottle & Lewis

Harbottle & Lewis is a leading UK law firm, standing out for their personable, friendly and collaborative culture. Their award-winning client service secures the firm's relationships with some of the biggest names in music, film, fashion and technology. Therefore, employees can work on cases that genuinely spark their interest, motivating their work and building the firm's reputation in their outstanding commitment to clients. 

Join a training contract at Harbottle & Lewis, and you will complete four six-month seats in several of the firm's key practice areas, such as Corporate, Employment, Family, Film, TV & Theatre, Litigation, Private Client, Tax & Immigration, Property and Media & Entertainment. You will have support from a Trainee Supervisor throughout your programme, ensuring your professional growth by making sure you are getting the right quality and variety of work in each seat. With wellbeing remaining a top priority for Harbottle & Lewis, trainees can also get involved in the firm's extensive wellbeing scheme. There are various events, including monthly wellness sessions and daily well-being and fitness classes, to ensure that all employees are supported with everything they need. 

As a leading law firm, Harbottle & Lewis is well aware of its corporate responsibility and has been involved in many initiatives to play its part as a socially responsible firm. With their work being so heavily involved in the creative arts industries, the firm plays a significant role in supporting these industries. Employees are actively encouraged to be involved in the creative arts, with many of their lawyers using their spare time to sit on the board of theatre, dance and other arts groups. The firm is also committed to environmental sustainability, encouraging recycling, electronic filing, and cycling to work to change staff attitudes about energy and paper consumption. 

What the firm says

Harbottle & Lewis is a leading UK-based law firm focused on the Private Client and Technology, Media and Entertainment sectors. Our clients range from start-ups to multinational companies, from household names to private individuals and their family offices. For over 60 years, we have acted for some of the most creative, talented and successful people, businesses and corporates, across all of their legal needs.

We are well known for our stand-out expertise in the Technology, Media and Entertainment sectors. This sector knowledge is very much in the DNA of our firm. But our capabilities spread far wider than that. Whether we are talking about wealth, relationships or information, our private capital expertise enables us to support our clients, as well as to help them successfully develop, grow and protect their assets.

Our lawyers operate at the top of their disciplines, and we only hire people who share our clients’ entrepreneurial values. Our strong industry connections add value other law firms cannot match.

We work on behalf of some of the biggest names in Music, Film, Fashion and Technology. You’ll get to work on matters from the early stages right through to the finish with exciting, cutting edge clients ranging from multinational companies to start-up businesses; early stage entrepreneurs to established industry leaders; and household names to private individuals and their family offices, some of which include Stormzy, Little Simz, Square Enix, KFC, F1 Arcade, Universal, Virgin, Antler, Hunter, Victoria Beckham, National Theatre and TPXimpact. 



Academic requirements

Harbottle & Lewis recognise that there may have been circumstances beyond your control that have impacted your academic performance. You’ll have the opportunity to inform them of any mitigating circumstances when completing your application form.