Introducing the firm
We are Hogan Lovells: one of the world’s largest and most established global law firms, solving some of the toughest legal problems in 48 international locations. We’re well-known among our clients for our deep industry sector expertise, and among our people, for our open, supportive and diverse culture. In everything we do, we work as one team, seamlessly across continents, borders and time zones. That’s 2,600 game-changing lawyers in 26 countries for you to work with and learn from.
Types of work
Having such global reach means you’ll have exposure to exciting, headline-grabbing legal projects which help our prestigious clients look to the future and become ever more innovative. Not only that, you’ll tap into a huge range of practice areas here, which include: corporate, finance, global regulatory, intellectual property and litigation. With this sheer breadth of opportunities, you’ll be able to grow your legal expertise, sharpen your commercial edge and discover a career path that’s personal to you.
Each year, we take on 50 graduates (from law and non-law degree subjects) as trainee solicitors. All our trainees start by completing the accelerated Legal Practice Course (LPC), with those from non-law backgrounds gaining a General Diploma in Law (GDL) too. Then, joining us on a two-year training contract, you’ll do four six-month seats across our different practice areas. Plus, for one of those seats, you’ll have the chance to apply for an international or client secondment.
Throughout, you’ll enjoy hands-on support and the expert guidance you need. You will also receive comprehensive legal skills training and regular reviews.
Who we are looking for
As an established global law firm, we tackle some of the most complex legal and commercial issues for our clients. So we look to recruit smart, collaborative and determined individuals from all kinds of backgrounds and with all kinds of experience. A strong academic record is important: you should have, or be on track for, a good 2:1 or above in your degree. You must also be the kind of person who adapts well to new situations, delivers on their promises and has the creativity to take ideas in new directions. Above all, you must be able to work well with others and build lasting relationships with colleagues and clients alike.