Before you can start your training contract, you will need to have completed a Legal Practice Course (LPC). We will enrol you on our bespoke Masters in International Legal Practice (LL.M+ ), the first course of its kind. The LL.M+ has wider and more comprehensive practical and international subject coverage than any other available LPC programme and is designed to prepare you much more practically for the start of your career.
When you start at BCLP you will participate in a comprehensive induction programme, which is designed to prepare you for practice and to equip you with the practical skills needed to excel as a trainee at BCLP.
You will work on real projects from the outset, rotating through four, six-month seats in different parts of the business during your two-year training contract. We encourage trainees to undertake a secondment to one of our clients or an International secondment to one of our overseas offices.
You will have a lot of guidance and input into your seat allocations. We work hard to match your seat preferences with the needs of the business; on average 80% of our trainees will receive their first or second preference each seat. That way, when decision time comes on your career, you'll be fully equipped to make the choice that's right for you.
You will receive in-depth department training at the beginning and during each seat, which will give you the legal know-how needed to get stuck-in. You will also have support from a dedicated training team and can expect to receive 232 hours of training by the time you are a qualified lawyer.
The deadlines for these are as follows:
Training Contracts: 31 May 2019