Our training program, which commences in August, is designed to provide you with everything you will need to succeed:
- Exposure to a variety of practice areas To help you explore all the different areas in which we practice and gain the critical skills necessary to qualify, you will sit six, four-month seats, including a contentious seat. You will be supervised by a partner for each seat, and also receive coaching and mentoring from our entire team.
- Support from a dedicated trainee partner London Partner Jinal Shah heads our UK trainee program. He will help ensure you have a varied set of assignments and skill-building opportunities. He will also work with you on an individual basis to understand your interests, identify your strengths and help you address any challenges that come up.
- Extensive feedback. You will receive regular appraisals across the two-year training experience to help you gain the most from your training.
We welcome candidates with different experiences and backgrounds. In fact, two-thirds of our trainees have non-law degrees. We look for a commitment to excellence. Applicants for our graduate trainee program should have at least three A-Level passes at grades A and B (or equivalent) and a 2:1 degree (in any discipline). Law undergraduates can apply from their penultimate year onward. Non-law undergraduates can apply from their final year onward.
As part of our graduate recruitment process, we are using the Rare Contextual Recruitment System. This is a specially developed system which allows us to measure candidates' achievements in the context of their socioeconomic background. Using this system means we can better understand candidates' achievements, and identify those that have performed exceptionally well from a range of diverse backgrounds.
To apply for our 2022 August Training Program, please submit an application online. Applications open on 1 October 2019 and close on 29 May 2020.