Penningtons Manches Cooper is an ambitious, leading UK and international law firm with a 300 year history. Every year we recruit exceptional graduates to help us in our objective of advising clients with innovative ideas, technical expertise and a personal service founded on a strong team ethic.
Today, we have UK offices in the City of London, Basingstoke, Birmingham, Cambridge, Guildford, Oxford and Reading while our overseas network stretches from Asia to America through our presence in Singapore, Piraeus, Paris, Madrid, Sao Paulo and San Francisco. With 141 partners and over 850 people in total, our main areas of practice are dispute resolution, corporate and commercial, real estate, private client and family.
Following ten consecutive years of growth and our merger with shipping, international trade and finance specialist Thomas Cooper in July 2019, we are well positioned for further expansion. This strong performance combined with our impressive directory rankings, sector focus and award winning training and wellbeing programmes make the firm an exciting place in which to progress your legal career.
Trainees apply for and work in one of our office locations, all of which offer a high quality, varied training contract. We know our trainees are happiest and most successful when busy with good quality work. We believe in introducing trainees to challenging cases from the outset. We recognise the value of giving trainees responsibility and allowing direct contact with clients with the knowledge that our experienced solicitors are always on hand to give support.
You will be given a through grounding in the law, spending four, six month seats across the firms three main business divisions. Our award winning training enables trainees to develop into confident lawyers who are able to help us maintain our standard of excellence. In addition to this with a retention rate of 80% we hope our trainees become our partners of the future.
The training contract begins with a formal induction which provides trainees with an overview of Penningtons Manches Cooper, its areas of work and general office, accounting and compliance procedures. You will also receive training in IT, drafting, dictation, business development and legal research.
There is lots going on from a social perspective too. Be it through getting involved in one of our diversity and inclusion streams, sports and social committees, charitable foundation initiatives, PennWell activities or just attending the regular training and social activities put on for trainees, you won’t need to look far for something extra to do.
Please apply online here by 31st July 2020.
It is important to note that recruitment is completed on a rolling basis so applying as early as possible is strongly advised.