Paul Hastings Paul Hastings

  • International Law Firms
  • London




The Firm: With lawyers serving clients from 21 worldwide offices, Paul Hastings provides a wide range of services across Europe, Asia and the US. 

Who we are: We are client-focused professionals with a commercial mindset and a collaborative approach to delivering value in everything we do. We work with the organisations who get the most value from our high quality, premium advice.  We combine business acumen, industry knowledge and deep legal expertise.  We think and act creatively and proactively to meet the needs of our clients.

As well as being client-centric, we are people-centric.  We value each individual and their unique perspective.  Paul Hastings is not for the hierarchical or the entitled.  It is for the inclusive, creative and entrepreneurial.  We hire smart people from diverse backgrounds who are the right fit for our collegial, client-centric and future-focused culture.

Main Areas of Work: Our London office focuses on Corporate M&A, Private Equity, Leveraged Finance and Private/Credit Funds.  There are also opportunities to gain experience in other practice specialisms, including Real Estate Finance, Securitisation, Corporate and Structured Finance, Tax, Payment Systems, Financial Services and Regulation, FinTech, Privacy and Cyber Security, Employment, Litigation and Corporate Crime. 

What we do: We advise clients on matters that are of the highest value to them.  We help them maximise opportunities, create and protect value, and nimbly manage risk in a dynamic, uncertain marketplace.

We always play to our strengths. We don’t offer 'products' or 'off-the-shelf' solutions. Each client is unique and each challenge demands a tailored approach. We can deliver creative solutions because we are leaders in our chosen practices and industry sectors.

How we do it: We pride ourselves on the strong relationship we develop with our clients. We invest time in understanding their businesses and what it takes to make them even more successful.

We encourage and reward entrepreneurial flair, original thought and new ideas. Our people have the confidence, experience and expertise to question one another as we look to continually sharpen our thinking and the solutions we offer our clients. We empower our people to deliver those solutions and because of this, our teams can move mountains to provide exceptional client service. 

Training Contract

We offer an extensive and instructive training programme for our trainees, spending six months in four practice areas including the opportunity for a secondment to a client. 

Vacation Scheme

We offer informal work placements over the summer months and applications should be made by the beginning January.

Salary and Benefits

Starting Salary: £50,000

Sponsorship: GDL and LPC - £10,000 each


Minimum requirement: 2.1 degree.


You can apply for a Training Contract online through Paul Hastings website here. Please apply by 31 July 2020 for training contracts commencing in September 2022.

Applications for the ‘PH London Inside Look’ will be opening in January 2020.

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