• 1st Year £50,000
  • 2nd Year £55,000
  • NQ £135,500

Trainee Solicitor

Sidley Austin LLP

  • Salary

    • 1st Year £50,000
    • 2nd Year £55,000
    • NQ £135,500
  • Type of firm

    US Law Firms

  • Location


  • Vacancies


  • Deadline


During Your Training

You will have many opportunities to learn and develop during your training. You will get involved in real work from day one, and will gain international experience not by constantly traveling but by working on multijurisdictional matters and with people from all around the world.

Trainees spend time in at least four of our practice groups, which include: Banking and Financial Services, Capital Markets, Global Finance, Healthcare and FDA, Insurance, Investment Funds, Litigation, M&A and Private Equity, Regulatory and Enforcement, Restructuring and Tax.

In each group, you will sit with a partner or a senior associate to ensure that you receive individual training, which is both effective and based on practical experience. In addition, there is a structured timetable of training on a cross-section of subjects.

We take a flexible approach that is driven by your ability and willingness to contribute and develop. As a result, you can get as much as you like out of a particular seat, depending on how much you invest in it.

GDL/LPC and Financial Assistance

We offer financial assistance to our future trainee solicitors for the GDL (if applicable) and the fast-track LPC, and expect both courses to be studied at BPP Law School. We pay the course fees and provide an annual maintenance grant, which currently is £11,000.

Salaries and Benefits

Our trainee solicitors currently receive an annual salary of £50,000 in their first year and £55,000 in their second. Our newly qualified associate salary is £135,500. As a trainee, you will also enjoy an exceptional range of benefits, including:

- 5% non-contributory pension

- private medical insurance

- life assurance

- permanent health insurance

- 25 days holiday

- gym membership

- regular health checks

- subsidised annual eye test

- free use of general medical clinics

- interest free season ticket loan

Applications for the 2022 intake will open on 3 February 2020 and will close on the 17 July 2020.

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