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Careers with Slaughter and May

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Virtual Insight Programme

  • Employer Slaughter and May
  • Salary Competitive
  • Location Online
  • Vacancies
  • Deadline31/12/2022

The AllAboutLaw perspective on Slaughter and May

Slaughter and May is a world renowned law firm, with a stellar reputation. Lawyers at the firm frequently work on international, cross-border matters. In 2020, the firm worked with over 230 law firms in more than 100 jurisdictions, a statistic even more staggering when you consider the COVID-19 pandemic. Slaughter and May go where their clients are, providing top-quality legal advice. This international focus means that secondment opportunities are numerous, with trainees heading to destinations such as California, Singapore and Russia in the past.

The firm specialises in a range of practice areas, including Real Estate, Tax, Disputes and Investigations, Financing and Competition. No matter which area you’re working in, the department will be headed by leading practitioners. Slaughter and May also take advantage of the latest technological developments to offer the best advice to their clients. 

Trainees at Slaughter and May benefit from the firm’s unique approach to training. Lawyers are multi-specialists, thoroughly trained to advise on a wide range of legal matters, as opposed to specialising in one area. This allows for a more fulfilling career, allowing you to get to know the business of your clients better, and thus cultivating a deeper relationship with clients. Such an approach results in innovative solutions.

The firm does not set billing or time targets, as they believe that the type of work completed is not measurable in minutes. With this in mind, lawyers are free to work collaboratively and focus on the quality of their work instead of the quantity. 

What the firm says

Slaughter and May has a global reputation for providing outstanding legal services. The strength of the firm's practice is reflected in the multi-jurisdictional nature of their work and their international client base. The firm is a trusted adviser to some of the largest companies in the world, advising on complex cross-border deals every single day.

Slaughter and May advise on high-profile and often landmark international transactions. The firm’s varied client list ranges from governments to entrepreneurs, from retailers to entertainment companies and from conglomerates to Premier League football clubs. 

Diversity and Inclusion is an integral part of the firm. Slaughter and May believes that a supportive and inclusive workplace drives collaboration and enhances business performance. The firm is looking to employ the brightest minds regardless of what or where they studied. Traditional approaches to D&I are often skewed towards initiatives helping diverse individuals to “fit in” and succeed; instead there is a focus on examining and adjusting the system for greater acceptance of different leadership styles and ways of working.