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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 have the opportunity to work across a range of practice areas, from competition to real estate. They have the unique opportunity to practise these on an international level, collaborating with over 160 firms worldwide to provide bespoke solutions to their clients. This allows them to get to know clients and other law firms around the world.

Trainees at Travers Smith take on significant responsibility from day one, finding themselves interacting with clients on the phone 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. 

Keen to give back to their community, Travers Smith Travers Smith have used their influence and legal expertise to help others. Since 2015, the firm has been providing support to emerging artists graduating from the University of Westminster and the Royal College of Art, advising them on their transition from student life to professional practice. Travers Smith are also particularly dedicated to their award-winning pro-bono programme, which provides vulnerable individuals, community groups, charities and social enterprises with free legal advice and representation. Travers Smith's longstanding pro-bono partners include Refugees at Home, ThinkForward, and City YMCA.

Trainees are well compensated for their work, with a competitive starting salary. Employees also receive a variety of benefits, including a subsidised gym membership, onsite physiotherapy and massage services, and a subsidised cafe. 

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.