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- Employer Womble Bond Dickinson
- Salary Competitive
- Location Plymouth, Newcastle, Southampton, London, Leeds, Edinburgh, Bristol
- Employer Womble Bond Dickinson
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- Location Online
The AllAboutLaw perspective on Womble Bond Dickinson
A “progressive and forward thinking firm,” Womble Bond Dickinson has quickly anticipated and adapted to the challenges faced by our modern society. With over 1,000 lawyers employed in 27 offices (including 19 in the US), trainees at this firm get the chance to work closely with international clients, providing them with valuable transatlantic experience.
Womble Bond Dickinson is a top 20 law firm by revenue, and advises some of the largest businesses in the country, as well as over 40 FTSE 350 companies. Yet, the firm prides itself on building productive relationships with their clients, and are keen to put themselves in their client’s shoes and anticipate their needs. Trainees watch skilled partners negotiate with high-profile clients, learning from the best of the best.
There’s no one size fits all trainee at Womble Bond Dickinson, every trainee comes from varied backgrounds and brings with them a wide range of experiences. The only requirements are that trainees are “intellectually able, motivated and enthusiastic graduates.” Regardless of your personal history, you’ll receive plenty of support and training.
The firm also prides itself on its commitment to diversity and inclusion, particularly regardless of social mobility, and BAME and LGBTQ+ communities. They are also keen to work closely with the community, and care deeply about building sustainable relationships with their community.
What the firm says
Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) advises in excess of 40 FTSE 350 companies, many of the largest businesses in the country, government organisations, wealthy individuals and over 100 rural landowners; including National Trust and English Heritage.
With a focus on twelve key sectors (Public, Government and Third Sector; Technology, Healthcare; Insurance, Manufacturing; Real Estate; Retail and Consumer; Transport, Logistics & Infrastructure; Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology & Life Sciences; Technology and Private Wealth).
For more information about our UK offices and regional strength please visit https://www.womblebonddickinson.com/uk/locations.
Our clients include Nissan, HSBC, Grainger, Bellway, Sainsbury’s, New Look, Atom Bank, HS2 and Five Guys. Whether we’re working with a FTSE 100 business, a government organisation or a privately managed company, our approach is to build productive, trusting long-term relationships.
We always put ourselves in our clients’ shoes and ask the right questions so that we can really understand and anticipate their needs. That’s why we look for trainees who take the time to listen and who want to work for a firm where integrity and reliability matter every bit as much as insight and legal expertise.
We take our commitment to being a Responsible Business very seriously and care about the impact of our actions on our people, our local community and the environment.
Building sustainable relationships through partnerships with charities, community projects and our own initiatives and networks, we are determined to play a strong role in creating better places to live, work and do business.
Diversity and Inclusion sits at the heart of our firm’s values. A diverse and inclusive workplace, full of the richness of different perspectives, creates better ways of working.
We want everyone to reach their full potential, by being themselves whilst encouraging each other to achieve their goals with courage, determination and enthusiasm.
We work hard to ensure that difference is visibly valued and welcomed, and that our people understand there is so much to diversity and inclusion and it's not about a set of paper policies. Everything from our award-winning apprenticeship scheme, our Investors in People Accreditation, our focus on health and wellbeing, to our #BeYourself campaign, underlines the importance of a visibly proactive and diverse and inclusive culture.
- 1st year salary (London)£42,000
- 1st year salary (Bristol)£36,000
- 1st year salary (Southampton)£32,000
- 1st year salary (Plymouth)£32,000
- 1st year salary (Leeds)£28,000
- 1st year salary (Newcastle)£28,000
- 1st year salary (Scotland)£28,000
- 2nd year salary (London)£44,000
- 2nd year salary (Bristol)£38,000
- 2nd year salary (Southampton)£34,000
- 2nd year salary (Plymouth)£34,000
- 2nd year salary (Leeds)£30,000
- 2nd year salary (Newcastle)£30,000
- 2nd year salary (Scotland)£30,000
- PGDL Course Fees paidYes
- GDL Living Costs grant£6,000
- SQE Course Fees paidYes
- UK Offices7
Womble Bond Dickinson looks for intellectually able, motivated and enthusiastic graduates from any discipline or background. It’s important to them that their trainees come from diverse backgrounds and bring a range of experiences.
Successful applicants will understand the need to provide practical, commercial advice, show diversity of thought and share the firm’s commitment to self-development, teamwork and its desire to provide clients with services that match their highest expectations.