Trowers & Hamlins Graduate Careers
Welcome to the Trowers & Hamlins hub, where you will find out everything you need to know about the firm.
- Employer Trowers & Hamlins
- Salary(London – 1st ) £45,000
- Salary(London - 2nd) £49,000
- Salary(Regions – 1st) £31,000
- Salary(Regions - 2nd) £33,000
- Location Manchester, Birmingham, Exeter, London
The AllAboutLaw Perspective
With a history dating back to 1777, Trowers & Hamlins sets itself apart from competitors with two distinct features: its unusual geographic mix and its unconventional range of practice areas. They have four UK offices and five in the middle and far east. Their practice areas range from charities and social enterprise, to technology, energy and real estate, for which they are particularly well known. Despite their long history, they are able to apply fresh thinking and implement diversity initiatives well, having just won the 'All Star Improvement Award' for recruiting diverse talent and making the most progress year on year in the diversity of their trainee intake. The diversity is also reflected higher up, with 42% of Trowers' partners being female.
There is no specific 'Trowers type', but trainees should be open to innovation and collaboration, both with each other and with clients. The unusual practice area mix means that you could be working on Middle Eastern infrastructure in one seat and private equity deals in another; but whichever seat you choose you will be challenged in a friendly, approachable team. Trainees may also have the opportunity to spend time in one of the firm's Middle East/Far East Offices.
Employees talk of 'feeling valued' and 'part of the 'Trowers' family, as well as the diverse workload and opportunities to visit a Middle East Office. Trainees also valued the firm's real interest in non-legal work experience and the ability to take on real responsibility very early on in their training contract. In terms of the work that Trowers' lawyers do, employees feel that are 'making a difference' and 'having far reaching impact'.
What the firm says
At Trowers & Hamlins, you’ll be part of a community more than a thousand strong – a community that stretches across the UK, Middle East and Far East. We’ll help you grow, as you build your career across offices from Bahrain to Birmingham, London to Dubai and Malaysia to Manchester. And we’ll welcome you to a place where the work you do will be as eclectic and diverse as the team of people who’ll support and champion you.
A top-40 UK law firm, we’re well known for being experts in the real estate sector, but our practice areas range from social enterprise to banking, commercial to environment, private wealth to charities. Whatever we’re working on, we have a shared sense of purpose – to help businesses and governments change the way we live and work for good.
With us, your hard work will be valued, your ideas heard, and your ambitions nurtured. We will give you the trust – and the opportunity – to show us exactly what you can do. It’s time to discover quality through connection.
- First year salary London£45,000
- First year salary regions£31,000
- Second year salary London£49,000
- NQ salary London£80,000
- NQ salary regions£60,000
- UK offices4
- Retention rateOver 80%
2:1 at university and ABB at A level – however there's no automatic filter on their application system. Your application will be reviewed by a member of the graduate recruitment team. If you haven't achieved the minimum requirements, Trowers will still review your application; however they would expect to see a strong application in all other areas in order to reach the next stage. The firm also take into account mitigating circumstances and use a contextualised recruitment tool to help understand your achievements in context.