A law firm focused on people and collaboration. For the past 125 years, Withers has supported some of the world's most remarkable people and organisations at defining moments in their lives. We are the only international law firm focused on successful individuals and private capital, working closely with founders, investors and family offices. We also advise governments, charities, global brands and start-ups of all shapes and sizes. Many of our clients are shaping the future and creating solutions to tackle many of the world's problems. It makes for a fascinating and challenging practice. Our role is to get to know each individual client, find out where they want to be, and help them to get there – whether they are building a business, looking after their family, involved in a complex dispute or protecting their finances for the future. To meet their unique needs we are exceptionally collaborative, working together across teams and time zones. We are agile, focusing on strategy rather than rigid ideas and traditional hierarchy. It is a truly flexible working culture that puts people first. Join us to be part of a team that is always looking to the future. Where initiative, big ideas and bold moves are always encouraged. Where you can truly be yourself.
Training Contract 2026
Trainees spend six months in four different departments. Working in a team with a partner and an associate provides autonomy, responsibility and fast development. Buddy and mentor systems as well as on the job training.
Training seats are allocated following consultation with the trainee to ensure that consideration is given to their career aspirations alongside the firm's business needs. Our ultimate aim is to ensure that trainees receive a balanced training experience during the two-year period.
Trainees are assigned a seat supervisor for each seat, who will provide work and be responsible for providing training and feedback on performance. Two appraisals take place in each seat: a mid-seat and an end-seat where objectives are set and evaluated.
Our possible training seats are listed below:
• Corporate and venture capital
• Family and divorce
• Intellectual property
• Litigation and arbitration
• Private client and tax
• Real estate
• Trust, estate and inheritance disputes
There may also be the opportunity to spend one of your seats in one of our international offices. There are currently trainee seats in Hong Kong, Milan and Geneva.
How to apply
Applications are now live.
To apply for a place on our training contract please visit our website. All applications must be made before 31 May 2024.