Withers LLP is an international law firm dedicated to the business, personal and philanthropic interests of successful people, their families, their businesses and their advisers.
We currently have 163 partners and more than 1000 people in London, Milan, Padua, Geneva, Zurich, Hong Kong, Singapore, BVI, New York, New Haven, Greenwich, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Rancho Santa Fe, Sydney and Tokyo. This allows us to give unparalleled expert advice in commercial and tax law, trusts, estate planning, litigation, charities, employment, reputation management, family law and other legal issues facing high net worth individuals.
We offer 11 training contract positions every year and are currently recruiting for September 2020.
Over the two year training contract trainees undertake four training seats, each of six months’ duration.
Training seats are allocated following consultation with the trainee to ensure that consideration is given to their career aspirations alongside the firm's business needs. Our ultimate aim is to ensure that trainees receive a balanced training experience during the two year period.
Trainees are assigned a seat supervisor for each seat, who will provide work and be responsible for providing training and feedback on performance. Two appraisals take place in each seat: a mid-seat and an end-seat where objectives are set and evaluated.
The best way to get a feel for the firm and the type of work we do is to come and work with us for a fortnight on one of our vacation schemes. We offer three, two week work placements in our London office.
Applications are now open.
We are proud of our Easter and Summer vacation schemes as they offer a real insight into what it is like to work for a City law firm and most importantly you will gain first hand experience of what it is like to work for Withers by experiencing some of our core practice areas - something which is difficult to glean from a website.
Candidates on the vacation scheme receive £350 per week and benefit from free meals and snacks in the firm's café.
The dates of the vacation scheme are:
3rd – 13th April 2018
18th – 29th June 2018
2nd – 13th July 2018
Withers are not currently recruiting for their legal apprenticeship.
Salary & Benefits
1st year trainee: £37,000
2nd Year trainee: £40,000
Newly Qualified: £60,000
AAB at A Level with B grade in English Language and Maths.
AllAboutLaw Awards 2017
Training Contract Score: 83.3%
Submit an online application form via the careers section of our website.
Applications for our 2018 vacation schemes and 2020 training contracts are now open.