Goodwin & Proctor Goodwin & Proctor

  • International Law Firms


  • London


We believe that how we approach the business of law with our clients is as important as how we approach the practice of law. We tailor our approach to each client as every client is different. And we offer services that reach beyond the courtroom or the boardroom, drawing not just on our legal experience but also the expertise of our professional staff.

Partnering with clients on the business of law is not just lip-service about client service; it is embedded into our culture and our client service model. Our lawyers count on the professional staff at Goodwin to develop true partnerships with our clients, sharing in our collective success and creating deep and long-lasting relationships.

Training Contract

Our objective is to see you transition over the two-year period from a talented law student to a professional lawyer. You will have the opportunity to rotate in our practice areas: Life SciencesPrivate EquityPrivate Investment FundsReal EstateTechnologytax, and complex litigation and dispute resolution.

This ensures you will have the widest exposure to our business while meeting the requirements of the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). 

If necessary, you will satisfy the contentious requirement by attending an external course.


Applications open: 1 January 2022
Closing date: 30 June 2022

Who are we looking for:

  • Entrepreneurial, aspirational and driven candidates.
  • We welcome applications from candidates at all universities in all degree disciplines.
  • You can apply at any stage in your university career, except during your first year at undergraduate level.

Vacation Scheme

At Goodwin we’ll help you acquire the skills you need to be a successful lawyer. Our Vacation Scheme provides real insight into what it is like to train and work at Goodwin and it allows us to get to know you better. You will witness first-hand the work we do for our clients by shadowing partners and associates, attending client meetings, participating in negotiations and departmental meetings.

You will leave our programme with valuable mentors and a large professional and social network.


Applications open: 1 November 2021
Closing date: 15 January 2022
Vacation Scheme: July 2022


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