Slaughter and May is one of the most prestigious law firms in the world. We advise on high-profile and often landmark international transactions. Our excellent and varied client list ranges from governments to entrepreneurs, from retailers to entertainment companies and from conglomerates to Premier League football clubs.
We are a full service law firm to corporate clients and have leading practitioners across a wide range of practice areas including Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate and Commercial, Financing, Tax, Competition, Disputes and Investigations, Real Estate, Pensions and Employment, Financial Regulation, Information Technology and Intellectual Property.
Clients need us to ensure that the service we offer is cutting edge, both in terms of harnessing latest market developments, such as legal tech, as well as the quality of our advice. We are committed to a forward thinking, innovative approach to legal service delivery to complement the best in class, business focused advice on which our reputation is built.
We take great store in drawing strength from diversity. With 147 different degree courses from 70 different universities and 45 nationalities represented among our lawyers, our culture is extremely broad.
Virtual Insight Scheme 2021
Slaughter and May is distinctly different.
As a trainee and lawyer you won’t be pigeon-holed. Unlike other firms, we’re multi-specialists which means a much more stimulating working life. We work internationally by building relationships with the best firms in each jurisdiction so people and teamwork are hugely important, whilst maintaining individuality. Our lawyers aren’t set any billing or time targets which means they are not forced to compete with each other to find the jobs or clients that bill the most hours. Our system provides greater emphasis on quality, greater efficiency and engenders a firm-wide ethos of sharing expertise.
Innovation lies at the heart of our practice. We collaborate with clients, industry experts and entrepreneurs to help shape the development of legal advice and technology for better delivery of our services in these changing times.
In this programme, you will be introduced to some of the types of work our trainees and lawyers do every day. The programme encourages the development of important skills and commercial awareness which will give you a better understanding of what a lawyer does and what a career at Slaughter and May entails.
Our programme is open to all students – no legal knowledge or previous work experience is required. Tasks 1-4 cover aspects of a fictional transaction. Task 5 is a typical trainee task – as a trainee you can expect to be pulled in to assist on other matters at short notice!