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Travers Smith Graduate Careers

Welcome to the Travers Smith law firm hub. Find out more about this leading law firm and immerse yourself within its culture. 

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The AllAboutLaw perspective on Travers Smith

Trainees at Travers Smith get the opportunity to work across a range of practice areas, ranging from competition to real estate. They get the unique opportunity to practise these on an international level, collaborating with over 150 firms worldwide to provide bespoke solutions to their clients. This allows them to get to know clients and other law firms around the world.

At Travers Smith, you’ll receive responsibility from day one, and find themselves on the phone to clients and in meetings early on. You’ll receive plenty of support and guidance, sitting with partners and associates and receiving lots of training from experienced lawyers. 

Travers Smith are also keen to give back to their community, and have used their influence and legal expertise to help others. The firm recently set up an art programme, which provides support to emerging artists with the transition from student life to professional practice. Travers Smith are also particularly proud of their award-winning pro-bono programme, which provides vulnerable clients with free legal advice and representation. Recent pro bono clients include City YMCA and Refugees at Home.

Trainees are well compensated for their work, with a starting salary of £50,000. Upon qualification, they earn between £90,000 and £110,000. Trainees also receive a discount on a gym membership, language classes, onsite massage services and a subsidised restaurant, to name a few benefits available.  

What the firm says

It is not just law at Travers Smith. We treat our clients’ business as our business, their dispute as our dispute, their challenge as ours. 

We act for publicly listed and private companies, private equity and financial sponsors, and other business enterprises involved in large and complex UK and cross-border matters, transactions and disputes.

Our clients know that, wherever in the world their ambitions lie, we will work as part of their team to get things done. And they know that we will do so in a straight-talking and open way. 

Diversity and independence of thought are key to our success. We know each other well and we know that we get the best results when we act as a team – not just within our individual departments, but right across our firm where we welcome views from everyone. 



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Travers Smith’s approach to diversity and creating an inclusive workplace goes beyond just ticking a box. The firm values everything that makes them unique and they recognise that celebrating differences helps make it a special place to work. With a focus on allyship and role modelling, Travers Smith are committed to creating a fully inclusive workplace where everyone can be their authentic selves.