Hogan Lovells Hogan Lovells

  • City Law Firms
  • London

Training Contract

  • Places: 50

Vacation Scheme

  • Places: 55

Firm stats

  • Total employees: 5,000




We’re a leading law firm, working together to solve the toughest legal issues in major industries and commercial centres around the world. We’re always experimenting, evolving and excelling. Because that’s what it takes to be the best. It’s what has made us into the firm we are today and shapes the firm we will be tomorrow. Whether change brings opportunity, risk, or disruption, working at Hogan Lovells, you’ll always be ready.

Our team has a wide range of backgrounds. Diversity of backgrounds and experience delivers a broader perspective. Perspectives which ultimately make for more rounded thinking and better answers for you.

Our five values are a fundamental part of who we are: they reflect the principles by which we conduct ourselves, shaping what we do and how we do it. They guide us as we continue to build Hogan Lovells into a major force in the global legal marketplace. 

Clients come first.

Excellence in all we do.

One team worldwide.

Commitment to our firm's success.

Good citizenship. 

These values guide us as we continue to build Hogan Lovells into a major force in the global legal marketplace. They are embedded into the operations of our business as well as our underlying culture. Around the world, our people are making a difference through pro bono activities, community investment, and social justice.


We don’t simply deliver what’s expected; we look at things differently to ensure we deliver something more. And we always will. We are the firm building on our heritage to drive the future. Decide the future. Define the future. In all kinds of unexpected ways.

We are Hogan Lovells. Defined by difference.

Who we look for

As a global law firm, we tackle some of the most complex legal and commercial issues for our clients. So we look to recruit smart, collaborative and determined individuals from all kinds of backgrounds and with all kinds of experience. A strong academic record is important: you should have, or be on track for, a good 2:1 or above in your degree. You must also be the kind of person who adapts well to new situations, delivers on their promises and has the creativity to take ideas in new directions. Above all, you must be able to work well with others and build lasting relationships with colleagues and clients alike.

When and how to apply

The application window for training contracts for non-law students and graduates is open between 14 September 2020 and closes on 31 January 2021. Applications for law students reopen on 1 June 201 and must be submitted by 31 July 2021.

Our summer vacation schemes are open to all penultimate and final-year students, as well as graduates. And we'll accept applications from 14 September 2020 until 3 January 2021.

The winter vacation scheme is for penultimate, final-year students, as well as graduates. The application window opens 14 September 2020 and closes 31 October 2020.

Insight events are scheduled for 16 April 2021 (virtual academy), 16 – 17 June 2021 and 18 – 19 August 2021. To be considered for these, you must be in your first year of study and submit your application between 1 January 2021 and 28 February 2021. 

So now there’s only one question. Are you ready to change the game? 

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