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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 £110,500. 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. The firm treats its clients’ business as its business, their disputes as its disputes, their challenges as theirs. The firm acts 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.

Travers Smith’s clients know that, wherever in the world they or their ambitions lie, the firm will work as one of their teams to get things done. And they know that they will do so in a straight-talking, thoughtful and open way. 

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




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Diversity interests

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 our differences helps make the firm 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.