Charles Russell Speechlys is an international law firm with UK offices in London, Guildford, and Cheltenham. The firm provides a practical learning environment for trainees where the emphasis is given to early responsibility and supervised client contact.
The diverse range of practice areas at Charles Russell Speechlys means that trainees can gain experience across different areas of the law, engaging in high-level work with both private and commercial clients.
Charles Russell Speechlys has a unique training programme that encourages trainees to develop key legal and business skills that will enable them to become successful lawyers. The two-year training contract is divided into four seats, giving trainees the opportunity to experience a range of different practice areas before qualification.
Client and international secondment opportunities are also made available to trainees and are an excellent way to understand a clients’ business or a different jurisdiction. In every seat, trainees will be assigned a supervisor who provides a broad range of work in order to develop your skills and knowledge, and each trainee will have a mid and end of seat review to discuss development.
Charles Russell Speechlys offer Spring and Summer Vacation Schemes, providing you with the chance for you to spend time at Charles Russell Speechlys and see exactly what we do on a daily basis.
During the vacation scheme, there will be opportunities to attend client meetings, go to court, and gain a deep insight into the different practice areas. You will meet and interact with a number of different people at the firm through organised events or as part of daily interactions.
You will be required to take part in an assessment centre, which will be reviewed alongside your performance during the vacation scheme. Therefore, you may be offered a training contract with the firm at the end of the vacation scheme.