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Careers and Employability Service

Law Fair Monday 15 October, 11.30am-3.30pm East Midlands Conference Centre, University Park Campus FInd out more nottingham.ac.uk/careers/lawfair

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Expect great, get exceptional

We’re an award-winning law firm with a global reach and the world’s best legal practitioners. As one of them, you’ll have the opportunity to work on international deals in a close-knit team of professionals. We’re fast-paced here, so you can expect to be challenged from the start. However, hard work and performance never go unnoticed. If you bring us your creativity and intellectual drive, we’ll offer you an outstanding rewards package and extensive support – at every stage of your career. By choosing Weil you’ll receive the platform you need to reach your full potential. If you’re ready to join our world-class law firm, visit weil.com/ukrecruiting or call 020 7903 1042.

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Trainees

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Welcome to the Law Fair The Law Fair provides a great opportunity to meet leading legal recruiters and education providers and find out what they are looking for in applicants. The firms are exhibiting because they want to talk to you and ultimately, recruit you. The exhibitors will be promoting their vacation schemes, training contracts, law conversion courses, the Legal Practice Course and the Bar Professional Training Course. A legal career is very popular with students and in the current economic climate it is important that you find out as much as you can about the firms and their opportunities. To gain a training contract or a pupillage you will need to ensure you meet academic requirements, have done research and be clear on why you are applying to the firms and chambers.

You will need to consider what you can offer and how to make your application stand out over and above the competition. Whatever the core business of the firm or chambers you're interested in, it is important to demonstrate an interest in and awareness of their practice areas and clients. Our team is here to help you understand and make the most of the law job market – not just today – but during your time at university and once you graduate. Make sure you leave with a copy of our events guide so that you can see what else is happening this term. And finally, keep in touch. You can book to see us at nottingham.ac.uk/careers/appointment or ask our experts a question on Facebook or Twitter. If you have a burning question, it’s a great way to get a quick answer. We hope you enjoy the day. Stuart Marriott Associate Director of the Careers and Employability Service

Contents 03 Welcome 04 Floor plan 06 Firms by practice area(s)

20 Davis Polk and Wardwell London LLP

26 Kirkland and Ellis International LLP

33 Shoosmiths 33 Simmons & Simmons LLP

20 Dechert LLP

27 Langleys Solicitors LLP

34 Slaughter and May

20 Dentons

27 Latham & Watkins

34 Squire Patton Boggs

21 DLA Piper UK LLP

27 LawCareers.Net

34 Stephenson Harwood

21 DWF LLP

28 Linklaters LLP

35 TARGETjobs Law

14 Addleshaw Goddard

21 Eversheds Sutherland

28 Macfarlanes

35 Taylor Vinters LLP

14 Allen & Overy

22 Farrer & Co LLP

28 Mayer Brown International

35 Taylor Wessing LLP

14 Anthony Collins Solicitors

22 Fieldfisher

15 Ashurst

22 Forsters LLP

29 Michelmores LLP

36 The Lex 100

15 Aspiring Solicitors

23 Freeths LLP

29 Mills & Reeve LLP

36 The University of Law

15 Baker McKenzie

23 Freshfields

29 Mishcon de Reya

37 TLT LLP

16 BARBRI

23 Gateley Plc

30 Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

37 Travers Smith LLP

16 BLM

24 Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

30 Norton Rose Fulbright

37 Watson, Farley & Williams

30 Nottingham Junior Lawyers

38 Weightmans LLP

Company profiles

16 Bristows LLP

UK LLP

LLP

36 The City Law School

17 Browne Jacobson LLP

24 Goodwin Procter (UK) LLP

17 Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

24 Government Legal Profession

31 Nottingham Law School

17 Burges Salmon LLP

25 Gowling WLG

31 Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

18 Chambers Student

25 Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

18 CILEx Law School

25 HFW

31 Pinsent Masons LLP

39 Withers LLP

18 Clifford Chance

26 Hogan Lovells International

32 PwC

39 Womble Bond Dickinson

19 Clyde and Co LLP 19 CMS 19 Cooley (UK) LLP

LLP 26 Irwin Mitchell

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(UK) LLP

38 Weil, Gotshal & Manges (London) LLP 38 White & Case LLP 39 Wilkin Chapman LLP

32 Reed Smith LLP 32 RPC 33 Shakespeare Martineau

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Stands (in alphabetical order) 69 Addleshaw Goddard

31 DLA Piper UK LLP

77 Langleys Solicitors LLP

09 Shoosmiths

58 Allen & Overy

17 DWF LLP

34 Latham & Watkins

74 Simmons & Simmons LLP

26 Anthony Collins Solicitors

50 Eversheds Sutherland

14 LawCareers.Net

20 Slaughter and May

62 Ashurst

65 Farrer & Co LLP

42 Linklaters LLP

68 Squire Patton Boggs

01 Aspiring Solicitors

28 Fieldfisher

56 Macfarlanes

37 Stephenson Harwood

36 Baker McKenzie

53 Forsters LLP

38 Mayer Brown International

12 TARGETjobs Law

49 BARBRI

16 Freeths LLP

05 BLM

73 Freshfields

78 Michelmores LLP

29 Taylor Wessing LLP

23 Bristows LLP

10 Gateley Plc

40 Mills & Reeve LLP

22 The City Law School

08 Browne Jacobson LLP

75 Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

67 Mishcon de Reya

13 The Lex 100

71 Morgan, Lewis & Bockius

59 The University of Law

52 Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner 21 Burges Salmon LLP

UK LLP 35 Goodwin Procter (UK) LLP 54 Government Legal

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Profession

33 CILEx Law School

43 Gowling WLG

55 Clifford Chance

76 Herbert Smith Freehills

19 Clyde and Co LLP

LLP

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06 Cooley (UK) LLP

32 Hogan Lovells

48 Davis Polk and Wardwell London LLP 45 Dechert LLP 04 Dentons

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44 TLT LLP

25 Norton Rose Fulbright

61 Travers Smith LLP

24 Nottingham Junior

66 Watson, Farley & Williams

Lawyers Division 02 Nottingham Law School

57 Weightmans LLP 72 Weil, Gotshal & Manges

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(London) LLP

Sutcliffe (UK) LLP

15 White & Case LLP

63 Pinsent Masons LLP

30 Wilkin Chapman LLP

18 PwC

46 Withers LLP

47 Irwin Mitchell

60 Reed Smith LLP

03 Womble Bond Dickinson

70 Kirkland and Ellis

51 RPC

International LLP

International LLP

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Firms by practice area(s) Banking and Finance

Stephenson Harwood

Addleshaw Goddard

Taylor Wessing LLP

Allen & Overy

TLT LLP

Anthony Collins Solicitors

Travers Smith LLP

Ashurst

Watson, Farley & Williams

Baker McKenzie

Weightmans LLP

Browne Jacobson LLP

Weil, Gotshal & Manges (London) LLP

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

White & Case LLP

Burges Salmon LLP

Womble Bond Dickinson

Clifford Chance CMS Cooley (UK) LLP Davis Polk and Wardwell London LLP Dechert LLP Dentons DLA Piper UK LLP DWF LLP Eversheds Sutherland Farrer & Co LLP Fieldfisher Forsters LLP Freshfields Gateley Plc Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher UK LLP Government Legal Profession Gowling WLG Hogan Lovells International LLP Irwin Mitchell Kirkland and Ellis International LLP Langleys Solicitors LLP Latham & Watkins Linklaters LLP Macfarlanes Mayer Brown International LLP Michelmores LLP Mills & Reeve LLP Mishcon de Reya Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Norton Rose Fulbright Nottingham Junior Lawyers Division Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (UK) LLP Pinsent Masons LLP PwC Reed Smith LLP RPC Shakespeare Martineau Shoosmiths Simmons & Simmons LLP Slaughter and May Squire Patton Boggs

Competition and Antitrust Addleshaw Goddard Ashurst Bristows LLP Browne Jacobson LLP Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner Clifford Chance CMS Cooley (UK) LLP Davis Polk and Wardwell London LLP

Capital Markets

Dechert LLP

Addleshaw Goddard

Dentons

Allen & Overy

DWF LLP

Ashurst

Eversheds Sutherland

Baker McKenzie

Freshfields

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher UK LLP

Clifford Chance

Government Legal Profession

CMS

Gowling WLG

Cooley (UK) LLP

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Davis Polk and Wardwell London LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Dechert LLP

Irwin Mitchell

DWF LLP

Kirkland and Ellis International LLP

Eversheds Sutherland

Latham & Watkins

Fieldfisher

Linklaters LLP

Freshfields

Macfarlanes

Gateley Plc

Mayer Brown International LLP

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher UK LLP

Michelmores LLP

Gowling WLG

Mills & Reeve LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Mishcon de Reya

Kirkland and Ellis International LLP

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Latham & Watkins

Norton Rose Fulbright

Linklaters LLP

Nottingham Junior Lawyers Division

Michelmores LLP

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (UK) LLP

Mills & Reeve LLP

Reed Smith LLP

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

RPC

Norton Rose Fulbright

Shakespeare Martineau

Nottingham Junior Lawyers Division

Slaughter and May

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (UK) LLP

Squire Patton Boggs

Shakespeare Martineau

Stephenson Harwood

Simmons & Simmons LLP

Taylor Wessing LLP

Slaughter and May

TLT LLP

Squire Patton Boggs

Travers Smith LLP

Taylor Wessing LLP

Watson, Farley & Williams

Travers Smith LLP

Weil, Gotshal & Manges (London) LLP

Watson, Farley & Williams

Womble Bond Dickinson

Weil, Gotshal & Manges (London) LLP White & Case LLP Womble Bond Dickinson

Construction Addleshaw Goddard Anthony Collins Solicitors Ashurst

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BLM

Forsters LLP

Bristows LLP

Browne Jacobson LLP

Freeths LLP

Browne Jacobson LLP

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Freshfields

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Burges Salmon LLP

Gateley Plc

Burges Salmon LLP

Clifford Chance

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher UK LLP

Clifford Chance

CMS

Goodwin Procter (UK) LLP

Clyde and Co LLP

DWF LLP

Gowling WLG

CMS

Eversheds Sutherland

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Cooley (UK) LLP

Farrer & Co LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Dechert LLP

Fieldfisher

Irwin Mitchell

Dentons

Forsters LLP

Kirkland and Ellis International LLP

DLA Piper UK LLP

Freeths LLP

Langleys Solicitors LLP

DWF LLP

Gateley Plc

Latham & Watkins

Eversheds Sutherland

Gowling WLG

Linklaters LLP

Farrer & Co LLP

HFW

Macfarlanes

Fieldfisher

Irwin Mitchell

Mayer Brown International LLP

Forsters LLP

Mayer Brown International LLP

Michelmores LLP

Freeths LLP

Michelmores LLP

Mills & Reeve LLP

Freshfields

Mills & Reeve LLP

Mishcon de Reya

Gateley Plc

Norton Rose Fulbright

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher UK LLP

Nottingham Junior Lawyers Division

Norton Rose Fulbright

Government Legal Profession

Pinsent Masons LLP

Nottingham Junior Lawyers Division

Gowling WLG

Reed Smith LLP

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (UK) LLP

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

RPC

PwC

HFW

Shakespeare Martineau

Reed Smith LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Shoosmiths

RPC

Irwin Mitchell

Slaughter and May

Shakespeare Martineau

Langleys Solicitors LLP

Squire Patton Boggs

Simmons & Simmons LLP

Linklaters LLP

Stephenson Harwood

Slaughter and May

Macfarlanes

Taylor Wessing LLP

Squire Patton Boggs

Mayer Brown International LLP

TLT LLP

Stephenson Harwood

Michelmores LLP

Watson, Farley & Williams

Taylor Vinters LLP

Mills & Reeve LLP

Weightmans LLP

Taylor Wessing LLP

Mishcon de Reya

White & Case LLP

TLT LLP

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Wilkin Chapman LLP

Travers Smith LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright

Womble Bond Dickinson

Watson, Farley & Williams

Nottingham Junior Lawyers Division

Weightmans LLP

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (UK) LLP

Weil, Gotshal & Manges (London) LLP

Pinsent Masons LLP

White & Case LLP

PwC

Wilkin Chapman LLP

Reed Smith LLP

Withers LLP

RPC

Womble Bond Dickinson

Shakespeare Martineau

Corporate and M&A Addleshaw Goddard Allen & Overy Anthony Collins Solicitors Ashurst Baker McKenzie

Shoosmiths

Bristows LLP

Crime

Browne Jacobson LLP

Government Legal Profession

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Irwin Mitchell

Burges Salmon LLP

Mishcon de Reya

Clifford Chance

Nottingham Junior Lawyers Division

CMS

White & Case LLP

Cooley (UK) LLP

Wilkin Chapman LLP

Davis Polk and Wardwell London LLP Dechert LLP Dentons DLA Piper UK LLP DWF LLP Eversheds Sutherland Farrer & Co LLP Fieldfisher

Employment Addleshaw Goddard Allen & Overy Anthony Collins Solicitors Ashurst Baker McKenzie

Simmons & Simmons LLP Squire Patton Boggs Stephenson Harwood Taylor Vinters LLP Taylor Wessing LLP TLT LLP Travers Smith LLP Watson, Farley & Williams Weightmans LLP Weil, Gotshal & Manges (London) LLP White & Case LLP Wilkin Chapman LLP Withers LLP Womble Bond Dickinson

BLM

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Environment

Human Rights and Immigration

Addleshaw Goddard

DWF LLP

Anthony Collins Solicitors

Eversheds Sutherland

Ashurst

Farrer & Co LLP

Browne Jacobson LLP

Fieldfisher

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Freeths LLP

Burges Salmon LLP

Gateley Plc

Clifford Chance

Government Legal Profession

CMS

Irwin Mitchell

DWF LLP

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Eversheds Sutherland

Nottingham Junior Lawyers Division

Fieldfisher

PwC

Freeths LLP

Shakespeare Martineau

Freshfields

Squire Patton Boggs

Government Legal Profession

Weightmans LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Wilkin Chapman LLP

Kirkland and Ellis International LLP

Insurance

Linklaters LLP

Irwin Mitchell Latham & Watkins Linklaters LLP Michelmores LLP Mills & Reeve LLP Norton Rose Fulbright Nottingham Junior Lawyers Division Reed Smith LLP Shakespeare Martineau Squire Patton Boggs Stephenson Harwood TLT LLP Travers Smith LLP Weightmans LLP White & Case LLP Womble Bond Dickinson

Family

BLM Browne Jacobson LLP Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner Clifford Chance Clyde and Co LLP Cooley (UK) LLP DLA Piper UK LLP DWF LLP Eversheds Sutherland Fieldfisher HFW Hogan Lovells International LLP Irwin Mitchell Langleys Solicitors LLP Mayer Brown International LLP Michelmores LLP

Anthony Collins Solicitors

Mills & Reeve LLP

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Norton Rose Fulbright

Burges Salmon LLP

Nottingham Junior Lawyers Division

Farrer & Co LLP

Pinsent Masons LLP

Forsters LLP

RPC

Freeths LLP

Shakespeare Martineau

Gateley Plc

Shoosmiths

Government Legal Profession

Slaughter and May

Irwin Mitchell

Travers Smith LLP

Langleys Solicitors LLP

Weightmans LLP

Michelmores LLP

Womble Bond Dickinson

Mills & Reeve LLP Mishcon de Reya Nottingham Junior Lawyers Division Shakespeare Martineau Shoosmiths Taylor Vinters LLP TLT LLP Weightmans LLP Wilkin Chapman LLP Withers LLP

Intellectual Property Addleshaw Goddard Allen & Overy Anthony Collins Solicitors Ashurst Baker McKenzie Bristows LLP Browne Jacobson LLP Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner Burges Salmon LLP Clifford Chance CMS

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Cooley (UK) LLP Dechert LLP DLA Piper UK LLP DWF LLP Eversheds Sutherland Farrers and Co LLP Fieldfisher Freshfields Gateley Plc Goodwin Procter Government Legal Profession Gowling WLG Herbert Smith Freehills LLP Hogan Lovells International LLP Irwin Mitchell Latham & Watkins Mayer Brown International LLP Michelmores LLP Mills & Reeve LLP Mishcon de Reya Norton Rose Fulbright Nottingham Junior Lawyers Division Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (UK) LLP Pinsent Masons LLP PwC Reed Smith LLP RPC Shakespeare Martineau Shoosmiths Simmons & Simmons LLP Slaughter and May Squire Patton Boggs Stephenson Harwood Taylor Vinters LLP Taylor Wessing LLP TLT LLP Travers Smith LLP Weightmans LLP Weil, Gotshal & Manges (London) LLP White & Case LLP Withers LLP Womble Bond Dickinson

Litigation and Dispute Resolution Addleshaw Goddard Allen & Overy Anthony Collins Solicitors Ashurst Baker McKenzie BLM Bristows LLP Browne Jacobson LLP Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner Burges Salmon LLP Clifford Chance Clyde and Co LLP


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CMS Cooley (UK) LLP Dechert LLP Dentons DLA Piper UK LLP DWF LLP Eversheds Sutherland Farrer & Co LLP Fieldfisher Forsters LLP Freeths LLP Freshfields Gateley Plc Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher UK LLP Government Legal Profession Gowling WLG Herbert Smith Freehills LLP HFW Hogan Lovells International LLP Irwin Mitchell Kirkland and Ellis International LLP Langleys Solicitors LLP Latham & Watkins Linklaters LLP Macfarlanes Mayer Brown International LLP Michelmores LLP Mills & Reeve LLP Mishcon de Reya Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Norton Rose Fulbright Nottingham Junior Lawyers Division Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (UK) LLP Pinsent Masons LLP PwC Reed Smith LLP RPC Shakespeare Martineau Shoosmiths Simmons & Simmons LLP Slaughter and May Squire Patton Boggs Stephenson Harwood Taylor Vinters LLP Taylor Wessing LLP TLT LLP Travers Smith LLP Watson, Farley & Williams Weightmans LLP Weil, Gotshal & Manges (London) LLP White & Case LLP Wilkin Chapman LLP Withers LLP Womble Bond Dickinson

Pensions

Private Client and Charities

Addleshaw Goddard

Addleshaw Goddard

Allen & Overy

Anthony Collins Solicitors

Anthony Collins Solicitors

Bristows LLP

Ashurst

Browne Jacobson LLP

Baker McKenzie

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Burges Salmon LLP

Burges Salmon LLP

Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance

DWF LLP

CMS

Farrer & Co LLP

DWF LLP

Forsters LLP

Eversheds Sutherland

Freeths LLP

Farrer & Co lLP

Gateley Plc

Fieldfisher

Gowling WLG

Freeths LLP

Irwin Mitchell

Gateley Plc

Langleys Solicitors LLP

Government Legal Profession

Macfarlanes

Gowling WLG

Michelmores LLP

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Mills & Reeve LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Mishcon de Reya

Irwin Mitchell

Nottingham Junior Lawyers Division

Linklaters LLP

Shakespeare Martineau

Macfarlanes

Shoosmiths

Mayer Brown International LLP

Squire Patton Boggs

Mills & Reeve LLP

Stephenson Harwood

Norton Rose Fulbright

Taylor Vinters LLP

Nottingham Junior Lawyers Division

Taylor Wessing LLP

Pinsent Masons LLP

TLT LLP

PwC

Weightmans LLP

Reed Smith LLP

Wilkin Chapman LLP

RPC

Womble Bond Dickinson

Shoosmiths Slaughter and May Squire Patton Boggs Stephenson Harwood Talor Wessing LLP TLT LLP Travers Smith LLP Weightmans LLP Womble Bond Dickinson

Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence

Private Equity and Investment Management Ashurst Baker McKenzie Browne Jacobson LLP Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner Clifford Chance CMS Cooley (UK) LLP Dechert LLP DWF LLP

Anthony Collins Solicitors

Eversheds Sutherland

BLM

Farrer & Co LLP

Browne Jacobson LLP

Fieldfisher

DWF LLP

Freshfields

Fieldfisher

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher UK LLP

Freeths LLP

Goodwin Procter (UK) LLP

Government Legal Profession

Gowling WLG

Irwin Mitchell

Irwin Mitchell

Langleys Solicitors LLP

Kirkland and Ellis International LLP

Nottingham Junior Lawyers Division

Langleys Solicitors LLP

RPC

Latham & Watkins

Shakespeare Martineau

Linklaters LLP

Shoosmiths

Macfarlanes

Weightmans LLP

Michelmores LLP

Wilkin Chapman LLP

Mills & Reeve LLP

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Private Equity and Investment Management continued

Property and Real Estate

Mishcon de Reya

Allen & Overy

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Norton Rose Fulbright Nottingham Junior Lawyers Division Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (UK) LLP Reed Smith LLP RPC

Addleshaw Goddard Anthony Collins Solicitors Ashurst Baker McKenzie BLM

Watson, Farley & Williams Weightmans LLP Weil, Gotshal & Manges (London) LLP White & Case LLP Wilkin Chapman LLP Withers LLP Womble Bond Dickinson

Bristows LLP Browne Jacobson LLP

Restructuring and Insolvency

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Addleshaw Goddard

Burges Salmon LLP

Ashurst

Clifford Chance

Baker McKenzie

Clyde and Co LLP

Browne Jacobson LLP

CMS

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Dechert LLP

Clifford Chance

Dentons

CMS

DLA Piper UK LLP

Cooley (UK) LLP

DWF LLP

Dechert LLP

Eversheds Sutherland

DLA Piper UK LLP

Addleshaw Goddard

Farrer & Co LLP

DWF LLP

Ashurst

Fieldfisher

Eversheds Sutherland

Browne Jacobson LLP

Forsters LLP

Farrers and Co LLP

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Freeths LLP

Fieldfisher

Burges Salmon LLP

Gateley Plc

Freshfields

Clifford Chance

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher UK LLP

Gateley Plc

CMS

Goodwin Procter (UK) LLP

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

DLA Piper UK LLP

Government Legal Profession

Government Legal Profession

DWF LLP

Gowling WLG

Gowling WLG

Eversheds Sutherland

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

HFW

Fieldfisher

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Freshfields

Irwin Mitchell

Irwin Mitchell

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher UK LLP

Kirkland and Ellis International LLP

Kirkland and Ellis International LLP

Government Legal Profession

Langleys Solicitors LLP

Langleys Solicitors LLP

Gowling WLG

Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Linklaters LLP

Linklaters LLP

Irwin Mitchell

Macfarlanes

Macfarlanes

Latham & Watkins

Mayer Brown International LLP

Mayer Brown International LLP

Linklaters LLP

Michelmores LLP

Michelmores LLP

Mayer Brown International LLP

Mills & Reeve LLP

Mishcon de Reya

Michelmores LLP

Mishcon de Reya

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Mills & Reeve LLP

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright

Nottingham Junior Lawyers Division

Norton Rose Fulbright

Nottingham Junior Lawyers Division

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (UK) LLP

Nottingham Junior Lawyers Division

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (UK) LLP

Reed Smith LLP

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (UK) LLP

Pinsent Masons LLP

RPC

Pinsent Masons LLP

PwC

Shakespeare Martineau

Reed Smith LLP

Reed Smith LLP

Shoosmiths

RPC

RPC

Squire Patton Boggs

Shakespeare Martineau

Shakespeare Martineau

Stephenson Harwood

Slaughter and May

Shoosmiths

Taylor Wessing LLP

Squire Patton Boggs

Simmons & Simmons LLP

TLT LLP

Stephenson Harwood

Slaughter and May

Travers Smith LLP

Taylor Wessing LLP

Squire Patton Boggs

Weil, Gotshal & Manges (London) LLP

TLT LLP

Stephenson Harwood

White & Case LLP

Watson, Farley & Williams

Taylor Vinters LLP

Wilkin Chapman LLP

White & Case LLP

Taylor Wessing LLP

Womble Bond Dickinson

Womble Bond Dickinson

TLT LLP

Slaughter and May Squire Patton Boggs Stephenson Harwood Taylor Wessing LLP Weightmans LLP Weil, Gotshal & Manges (London) LLP White & Case LLP Womble Bond Dickinson

Projects and Energy

Travers Smith LLP

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Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner Burges Salmon LLP Clifford Chance CMS Cooley (UK) LLP Davis Polk and Wardwell London LLP Dechert LLP Dentons DLA Piper UK LLP DWF LLP Eversheds Sutherland Farrer & Co LLP Fieldfisher Forsters LLP Freeths LLP Freshfields Gateley Plc Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Weightmans LLP

Goodwin Procter (UK) LLP

Sports, Media and Entertainment

Gowling WLG

Bristows LLP Browne Jacobson LLP Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner Clifford Chance CMS DLA Piper UK LLP DWF LLP Eversheds Sutherland Farrer & Co LLP Fieldfisher Gateley Plc Government Legal Profession Hogan Lovells International LLP Irwin Mitchell Latham & Watkins Mills & Reeve LLP Mishcon de Reya Nottingham Junior Lawyers Division RPC Shakespeare Martineau Shoosmiths Slaughter and May Squire Patton Boggs Taylor Wessing LLP Weightmans LLP Withers LLP Womble Bond Dickinson

Tax

Government Legal Profession Herbert Smith Freehills LLP Hogan Lovells International LLP Irwin Mitchell Kirkland and Ellis International LLP Langleys Solicitors LLP Latham & Watkins Linklaters LLP Macfarlanes Mayer Brown International LLP Michelmores LLP Mills & Reeve LLP Mishcon de Reya Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Norton Rose Fulbright Nottingham Junior Lawyers Division Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (UK) LLP Pinsent Masons LLP PwC Reed Smith LLP RPC Shakespeare Martineau Shoosmiths Slaughter and May Squire Patton Boggs Stephenson Harwood Taylor Vinters LLP Taylor Wessing LLP TLT LLP Travers Smith LLP Watson, Farley & Williams Weil, Gotshal & Manges (London) LLP

Addleshaw Goddard

White & Case LLP

Allen & Overy

Wilkin Chapman LLP

Ashurst

Withers LLP

Baker McKenzie

Womble Bond Dickinson

Bristows LLP Browne Jacobson LLP

Technology Ashurst Bristows LLP Browne Jacobson LLP Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner Clifford Chance CMS Cooley (UK) LLP Dentons DLA Piper UK LLP DWF LLP Eversheds Sutherland Farrer & Co LLP Fieldfisher Goodwin Procter (UK) LLP Gowling WLG Hogan Lovells International LLP Irwin Mitchell Latham & Watkins Linklaters LLP Michelmores LLP Mills & Reeve LLP Mishcon de Reya Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Nottingham Junior Lawyers Division Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (UK) LLP Pinsent Masons LLP RPC Shakespeare Martineau Slaughter and May Squire Patton Boggs Stephenson Harwood Taylor Vinters LLP Taylor Wessing LLP TLT LLP White & Case LLP Womble Bond Dickinson

Telecoms and Outsourcing Ashurst Bristows LLP Browne Jacobson LLP Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner Clifford Chance CMS Cooley (UK) LLP Dentons DLA Piper UK LLP DWF LLP Eversheds Sutherland Farrer & Co LLP Fieldfisher Goodwin Procter (UK) LLP Gowling WLG Hogan Lovells International LLP Irwin Mitchell Latham & Watkins

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ow do you know when you’re making progress? It’s all about the firsts. First day. First client. First deal closed. First mistake, and what you learned from it. It’s the little steps as well as the big ones. And here’s one for you now: first encounter with your future. Find out about our training contracts and vacation schemes at:

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Activities for first years: Insight days and work placements Consider applicants with a 2:2: No Offering international secondments: Yes Recruiting international students: No Selection methods: Online application, video or telephone interview, interview with partners, selection centre and skills exercises Application date for training contracts: July 2019 and January 2020

At Addleshaw Goddard we are more than just exceptional lawyers. We attract smart and energetic people who are committed to our clients' success and believe in teamwork and professionalism combined with a personal touch. A real meeting of minds. It's one of the reasons why we're sure you'll enjoy working with us.

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Activities for first years: Open days and vacation schemes Consider applicants with a 2:2: No Offering international secondments: Yes Recruiting international students: Yes Selection methods: Online application Application date for training contracts: 1 October to 31 December

We are a leading international law firm with approximately 5,400 employees in 44 offices across 31 countries worldwide. We are renowned for the high quality of our corporate, banking and international capital markets advice, as well as our major strengths in areas such as litigation and dispute resolution, employment and benefits, and tax and real estate.

We are ranked in Band 1 & 2 in over 500 categories by the Chambers & Partners directory, the highest of the global elite group of international law firms. This, above all, explains why we remain a leader in our field. aograduate.com

Our lawyers are involved in many of the most influential commercial ventures and are known for providing clients with pioneering solutions to the toughest legal challenges.

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Our purpose is clear – to ‘improve lives, communities and society’. We have a national reputation for advising individuals, businesses, not-for-profit organisations, local authorities, and public sector bodies throughout the UK.

We provide advice and support to help our clients achieve their goals across our specialist sectors – social housing, local government, education, social business, health and social care, charities and private individuals.

We’ve attracted a highly skilled team of people whose genuine passion for their field of work keeps us at the forefront of the sectors we serve. ACS is a law firm that puts people first, and our size means we can offer the challenges and exposure you’d expect from a large firm, in an environment that is supportive and close knit.

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Activities for first years: Insight days and work placements Consider applicants with a 2:2: No Offering international secondments: Yes Recruiting international students: Yes Selection methods: Online application, interview with partners and skills exercises Application date for training contracts: 6 January 2019 and 31 July 2019

With 26 offices in 16 countries, we offer the reach and insight of a global network, combined with the knowledge and understanding of local markets. We have a prestigious client base, with whom we build strong partnerships working closely together on large and complex multi-jurisdictional transactions to deliver incisive and insightful commercial solutions.

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Aspiring Solicitors (AS) is the UK and Ireland’s largest legal diversity and inclusion platform and has helped candidates secure over 1,400 training contracts and vacation schemes. These candidates include individuals who are: • black, Asian and minority ethnic • socially mobile1 • disabled or with long-term health conditions, or • LGBT+

The AS employability team, featuring former graduate recruiters and ex-lawyers, delivers coaching with a focus on boosting confidence and competencies throughout the academic year. To receive this advice, AS members can apply for a place on the Aspire programme, AS First and Headstart.

1 from low-income families, state school comprehensives or the first generation to go to university. aspiringsolicitors.co.uk

The annual AS Commercial Awareness Competition offers winners a prize of five weeks of work experience and members can apply for placements at partner organisations like ASOS, Barclays, Shell and Virgin Money.

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Activities for first years: Insight days, vacation schemes and training contracts Consider applicants with a 2:2: No Offering international secondments: Yes Recruiting international students: Yes Selection methods: Online application, video or telephone interview, interview with partners and selection centre Application date for training contracts: Final year students – 31 March 2019 Penultimate year students – 31 July 2019

With 77 offices in 47 countries, and a presence in all leading financial centres, we are the world’s premier global law firm. Our client base consists primarily of venture capital funds, investment banks, technology powerhouses and household name brands. With a strong international client base, we have considerable expertise in acting on, and coordinating, complex cross border transactions and disputes.

or with a client. Trainees have spent time in San Francisco, Singapore and Washington. With more than 1,000 people across 16 offices, we offer a truly inclusive environment where 45% of partners are female and a third trained with the firm. bakermckenzie.com/en

Our two-year training contract comprises of four six-month seats which include a transactional and a contentious seat. We also offer the possibility of a secondment abroad

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Interested in expanding your career options globally? If you are studying or practicing law you may be eligible to sit for a U.S. Bar Exam and become a U.S. attorney. BARBRI enables you to qualify as a US Attorney, providing the only International Bar Review programme specifically tailored to the needs of non-US law graduates and lawyers.

Choose from our innovative home study online course or a classroom based approach in London, Dublin, Paris or Dubai. barbri-international.com

Our flexible learning opportunities allow you to balance work, home and study while preparing for the Bar Exam.

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Activities for first years: Work placements Consider applicants with a 2:2: Yes Offering international secondments: No Recruiting international students: No Selection methods: Online application, interview with partners, selection centre and skills exercises Application date for training contracts: 1 June 2019

We are an insurance risk and commercial law firm with both a domestic and international focus. We now work with an increasing number of customers, across more lines of business, in more locations throughout the UK and Ireland as well as across the world, than ever before.

BLM is widely recognised in customer surveys and legal directories as a firm with “its finger on the pulse of the market” and as a “technical powerhouse”. blmlaw.com

We have established a deep-rooted presence in the general insurance sector, the London Market and amongst brokers. We also have a significant presence among corporate businesses many of whom are multi-national, the public sector and the health and care industry.

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We are a medium-sized full service law firm well known for the strength of its intellectual property practice. We handle the kind of work you might normally associate with only the very largest firms and have a client list that includes leading businesses from a variety of innovative sectors including life sciences and technology. As part of a select and high calibre intake, trainees work alongside our partners dealing directly with clients right from the start. There's plenty of responsibility but this is matched by an extremely supportive and friendly culture.

Each year we ask up to 10 graduates to join our team as trainee solicitors and are currently recruiting for our 2021 intake. training.bristows.com


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Activities for first years: Work placements Consider applicants with a 2:2: Yes Offering international secondments: No Recruiting international students: Yes Selection methods: Online application, interview with partners, selection centre, skills exercises and online testing Application date for training contracts: Summer vacation scheme – 1 February 2019 Training contracts – 1 April 2019

We are a full service national law firm with offices in Birmingham, Exeter, London, Manchester and Nottingham with an impressive client portfolio, including blue chip corporates, local and owner managed businesses, NHS Trusts, major insurers, education and public sector organisations.

We are looking for talented law and nonlaw undergraduates and graduates who are commercially minded and can bring with them enthusiasm, tenacity, commitment and a passion for delivering exceptional client service combined with a flexible and friendly attitude.

We offer a comprehensive range of quality legal services, with expertise across a number of key private and public sector specialisms.

We are currently recruiting for our 2019 summer vacation scheme and 2021 training contracts. brownejacobson.com

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Activities for first years: Insight days, work placements and vacation schemes Consider applicants with a 2:2: Yes Offering international secondments: Yes Recruiting international students: Yes Selection methods: Online application, interview with partners, selection centre and skills exercises Application date for training contracts: 1 July 2019

With 1,600 lawyers in 32 offices across North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, we are a fully integrated global law firm that provides clients with connected legal advice, wherever and whenever they need it. The firm is known for its relationship-driven, collaborative culture, diverse legal experience and industry-shaping innovation and offers clients one of the most active M&A, real estate, financial services, litigation and corporate risk practices in the world.

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Activities for first years: Insight days, work placements, vacation schemes and presentation evenings Consider applicants with a 2:2: Yes Offering international secondments: Yes Recruiting international students: Yes Selection methods: Online application, interview with partners, skills exercises and psychometric testings Application date for training contracts: 31 July 2019

Based at the heart of one of the UK’s best cities to live in, we’re an independent UK law firm with an enviable range of national and international clients. Joining our awardwinning training programme, you’ll enjoy exposure to our high profile client list and friendly, collaborative culture as you gain quality experience across a broad range of legal practices.

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Based on confidential insider interviews with trainees, the Chambers Student Guide lifts the lid on all the major firms and barristers’ chambers to give you the true picture about training. We can also tell you about application processes, vacation schemes, law schools, building up your CV and how to perform well in interviews.

You can also find us on Facebook, where we post regular links to useful 'commercial awareness' stories, and on Twitter @chambersstudent. chambersstudent.co.uk

Come over and pick up a free copy of Chambers Student Guide from our stand. We'll also be happy to answer any careers questions you might have.

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CILEx Law School offers GDL and LL.B graduates real alternatives for a career in law. For example, the course to qualify as a Chartered Legal Executive - a specialist lawyer - through the CILEx Graduate Fast-track Diploma (GFTD) route takes approximately a year and costs just over £3,300.

CILEx Law School provides effective, high quality and accessible training to help you gain a professional legal qualification. When you join CILEx Law School you’ll benefit from over thirty years’ experience of training legal professionals. We operate on an ethical and not-for-profit basis.

Combine the GFTD with three years’ paralegal experience and you are a Chartered Legal Executive. Judge, advocate, partner, independent practitioner - you could be all of these as a Chartered Legal Executive.

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We are a truly global law firm. Our lawyers are based in offices on five continents, and our work spans jurisdictions, cultures and languages. But wherever we operate, we are united by one clear and common purpose: to provide exceptional solutions for our clients in all areas of commercial law. It’s an ambitious aim, especially when you consider the variety of our local and international clients. But we collaborate to achieve it. Our lawyers work in close-knit teams, pooling their expertise to deliver a seamless service across borders and different legal systems.

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Activities for first years: Insight days, work placements, spring and summer vacation schemes, and Bright Futures (first year) programme Consider applicants with a 2:2: Yes Offering international secondments: Yes Recruiting international students: Yes Selection methods: Online application, interview with partners and selection centre Application date for training contracts: 31 July 2019

Clyde & Co is a leading, sector-focused law firm with more than 2,000 legal professionals and 3,300 staff in 48 offices and associated offices on six continents.

The firm, which has doubled in size twice in the last ten years, is one of the fastest growing law firms in the world and has ambitious plans for further growth.

It has a focus on five core global sectors - insurance, trade and commodities, energy, transport and infrastructure - that position it at the heart of global trade and commerce. It has a strong emerging markets focus and the largest disputes practice of any UK-origin law firm.

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Activities for first years: Insight days and work placements Consider applicants with a 2:2: No Offering international secondments: Yes Recruiting international students: Yes Selection methods: Online application, video or telephone interview, interview with partners, selection centre and skills exercises Application date for training contracts: 1 January 2019

With 74 offices in over 42 countries, CMS is a global elite law firm. CMS is a new kind of future-facing law firm. By combining top quality sector expertise with international scale and a strategy to become a progressive technology-driven firm, CMS delivers excellence for its clients and is committed to ensuring all employees achieve their full potential. We work across six core sectors of energy, financial services, infrastructure and project finance, life sciences and healthcare,

real estate and technology, media and communications. In the UK, CMS recruits trainees into offices in London, Bristol, Sheffield, Aberdeen, Glasgow and Edinburgh. We create strong relationships with clients and staff, meaning we are looking for lawyers with excellent personal skills as well as being technically strong. graduates.cms-cmno.com

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Activities for first years: Insight days and work placements Consider applicants with a 2:2: Yes Offering international secondments: No Recruiting international students: Yes Selection methods: Online application, interview with partners, selection centre and skills exercises Application date for training contracts: 31 January 2019

Cooley's lawyers solve legal issues for entrepreneurs, investors, financial institutions and established companies. Clients partner with Cooley on transformative deals, complex IP and regulatory matters, and high-stakes litigation, often where innovation meets the law. In January 2015, Cooley established its first European office in London. Cooley's UK practice has strengths across many of the firm’s core practice areas, among them corporate/M&A, venture capital, capital markets, technology and life sciences transactions, IP, complex high-stakes litigation, insurance and reinsurance, product

compliance and liability, tax, competition, employment, compensation & benefits, fraud, data protection and privacy. Cooley has 900 lawyers across 13 offices in the United States, China and Europe. cooley.com/careers/uk-trainees

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Activities for first years: Insight days and work placements Consider applicants with a 2:2: No Offering international secondments: Yes Recruiting international students: Yes Selection methods: CV with cover letter and interview with partners Application date for training contracts: 13 January 2019

Our London-based team of over 60 lawyers regularly advise on complex and industry significant deals. Practicing English and US law, we provide advice on a wide spectrum of capital markets, M&A, and finance and restructuring transactions globally. Our highly ranked tax, financial regulatory and antitrust lawyers collaborate closely with our corporate and finance teams on the range of unique cross-border deals providing innovative strategies for our clients.

Trainees will undertake a number of rotations through our corporate, credit and specialist practice areas. Davis Polk trainees will also have the opportunity to work for a period of time in our New York office. careers.davispolk.com/training-london

We are looking for candidates who have the potential to be exceptional lawyers and trusted colleagues.

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Activities for first years: Work placements Consider applicants with a 2:2: No Offering international secondments: Yes Recruiting international students: Yes Selection methods: Online application, video or telephone interview, interview with partners and selection centre Application date for training contracts: 31 December 2018 and 31 January 2019

Dechert is a global law firm. We deliver deep legal expertise and practical commercial judgment for high-stakes matters in sectors with the greatest complexities, intricacies and regulatory demands.

Our work is widely recognized within the legal industry, including top global-wide rankings for corporate investigations, international arbitration, investment funds and life sciences (Chambers Global, 2017).

Dechert is organized by practice area, not geography. Our 27 offices around the globe are seamlessly integrated.

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We are a global, mobile workforce of diverse skills and areas of expertise. We use a project management approach to our workflow, enabling us to quickly adapt to changing client needs, maximize technology, drive efficiency and deliver value to our clients.

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Activities for first years: Insight days and vacation schemes Consider applicants with a 2:2: No Offering international secondments: Yes Recruiting international students: Yes Selection methods: Online application, interview with partners, selection centre and skills exercises Application date for training contracts: Law students – 31 July 2019 Non-law students – 31 March 2019

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We are the world's largest law firm, delivering quality and value to clients around the globe. Dentons is a leader on the Acritas Global Elite Brand Index, a BTI Client Service 30 Award winner and recognised by prominent business and legal publications for our innovations in client service, including founding Nextlaw Labs and the Nextlaw Global Referral Network. Dentons' polycentric approach and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client interests in the communities in which we live and work.

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Activities for first years: Insight days and work placements Consider applicants with a 2:2: No Offering international secondments: Yes Recruiting international students: Yes Selection methods: Online application, selection centre and skills exercises Application date for training contracts: Opens August/September 2018

We are a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, positioning us to help clients with their legal needs around the world. Unlike many law firms, DLA Piper is organised to provide clients with a range of essential business advice, not just on large scale mergers and acquisitions and banking deals but also on people and employment, commercial dealings, litigation, insurance, real estate, IT, intellectual property, plans for restructuring and tax.

We have a comprehensive, award winning client relationship management programme and our brand is built upon local legal excellence and global capability. dlapipergraduates.com/uk

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Activities for first years: Insight days and work placements Consider applicants with a 2:2: Yes Offering international secondments: Yes Recruiting international students: Yes Selection methods: Online application, video or telephone interview, interview with partners and skills exercises Application date for training contracts: 5 July 2019

We are a global legal business, transforming legal services through our people for our clients. We have over 25 key locations and 2,700 people delivering services and solutions that go beyond expectations. We have received recognition for our work by The Financial Times who named us as one of Europe's most innovative legal advisers, and we have a range of stand-alone consultative services, technology and products in addition to the traditional legal offering.

We are finding new solutions for clients within eight core sectors including energy and industrials, financial services, insurance, public sector, real estate, retail, food and hospitality, technology and transport. We work with a range of FTSE 100 multinational household names to private individuals, from both the public and private sector. uk.dwf.law

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Activities for first years: Insight days and work placements Consider applicants with a 2:2: No Offering international secondments: Yes Recruiting international students: Yes Selection methods: Online application, video or telephone interview, interview with partners, selection centre and skills exercises Application date for training contracts: 1 August 2019

We are one of the world’s largest full service law firms operating as one team, across Europe, the US, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Our people share a distinctive culture which has deep client relationships at its core. Whether providing advice which is complex or straightforward, multinational or local, an attitude of delivering only the very best underscores everything we do.

You will also take part in a full programme of personal and commercial development skills training too, including finance and business, communication, presenting, business writing, client care, professional standards and advocacy. eversheds-sutherland.com

The training programme allows you to focus your technical skills in each of the various practice groups as you rotate through four six-month seats.

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Activities for first years: Work placements Consider applicants with a 2:2: No Offering international secondments: No Recruiting international students: Yes Selection methods: Online application and interview with partners Application date for training contracts: 31 July 2019

We are an independent law firm with a rich history. A centuries-long tradition of advising private families, individuals and charitable institutions is complemented by the firm's work with businesses and entrepreneurs, from asset managers and sports bodies, to media groups. The firm looks to be the market leader in its chosen areas of expertise, advising clients on the contentious and non-contentious legal, business and personal issues they face.

The firm's reputation and success is based on goodwill of numerous close client relationships. The firm's lawyers are trusted advisers, acting in their clients' long-term interests and paying careful attention to quality and personal services. Clients say they value it for its integrity, good judgement and professional excellence, as well as its broad perspective and practical solutions. farrer.co.uk

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Activities for first years: Insight days and work placements Consider applicants with a 2:2: No Offering international secondments: Yes Recruiting international students: Yes Selection methods: Online application, video or telephone interview, interview with partners, selection centre and skills exercises Application date for training contracts: 1 July 2019

We are an exciting, forward-thinking organisation with a particular focus on technology, finance and financial services, and energy and natural resources. Our growing European network of offices supports an international client base alongside our Silicon Valley and Shanghai teams. Among our clients, we count social media sites and high street coffee chains through to pharmaceutical, life sciences and medical devices companies, energy suppliers, banks and government departments.

We run two vacation schemes each year. We fill a very high proportion of our training contract vacancies from those people who attend one of our vacation schemes. The scheme gives prospective trainees a great opportunity to experience the culture and get a feel for the type of work we do at the firm. careers.fieldfisher.com/graduates.html

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Activities for first years: Insight days and work placements Consider applicants with a 2:2: No Offering international secondments: No Recruiting international students: No Selection methods: Online application, interview with partners and selection centre Application date for training contracts: 31 July 2019

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We are a dynamic, successful law firm committed to being the best. Based in Mayfair, Forsters was founded in 1998 and has since more than trebled in size. While we are best known for our top-flight real estate and private client practices, we have thriving corporate and dispute resolution teams. Forsters offers interesting, intellectually challenging work, high quality clients and fantastic people to work with and learn from. We are dedicated to providing outstanding client service in a highly professional, collaborative and supportive environment.

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We are one of the UK’s leading national law firms, operating from offices in Birmingham, Derby, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Sheffield, Stoke on Trent, Oxford and Nottingham. Tracing our origins back to 1805, we became Nottingham’s largest firm in 1994.

For the fourth year running, Freeths has been listed in The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to work for, which recognises that we put people at the centre of our business. freeths.co.uk

While we are a heavyweight commercial firm, serving a wide variety of corporate and institutional clients, there is also a strong commitment to a broad range of legal services, enabling us to give a breadth of experience in training not always available in firms of a similar size.

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We are one of the world’s oldest and most successful international law firms. Whether it’s entering new markets, defending corporate reputation or managing multi-jurisdictional regulation, we are renowned for breaking new legal ground to help clients go further.

Our commitment, local and multinational expertise, and business know-how means our clients can rely on us to help them make the right decisions in a rapidly changing world. freshfields.com/ukgraduates

Our 2,800 plus lawyers deliver results worldwide through our own offices in the world’s main business centres. We also work alongside leading local firms and, as a result, more than a third of our revenue comes from markets where we don’t have a permanent presence.

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Activities for first years: Work placements Consider applicants with a 2:2: No Offering international secondments: No Recruiting international students: No Selection methods: Online application, interview with partners, selection centre and skills exercises Application date for training contracts: 1 February 2019

We are a leading national, commercial law firm. Operating in eight UK cities and with an office in Dubai, the firm helps clients meet their commercial goals through the delivery of clear and pragmatic legal advice and solutions. In 2015 we made legal history by becoming the first UK law firm to list on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange. As a plc, Gateley is able to fulfil its growth strategy: differentiate; incentivise and diversify.

We are a full service legal business which is home to market-leading real estate, corporate, banking and finance and corporate recovery practices. The firm has a reputation as a friendly and sociable place to work and is committed to equality and diversity throughout its offices. gateleyplc.com

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We are one of the top law firms in the world with a London practice established over 30 years ago. We are a recognised leader in representing companies ranging from start-up ventures to multinational corporations in all major industries. With more than 1,300 attorneys in 20 offices, we are committed to providing top-tier legal services across all key practice areas to meet the needs of our clients.

We strongly encourage candidates interested in a training contract to apply for a place on our summer vacation placement scheme, rather than directly for a training contract. To date, over 90% of our trainees have been recruited from our summer vacation placement scheme. gibsondunn.com/careers/law-students

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Activities for first years: Work placements Consider applicants with a 2:2: No Offering international secondments: No Recruiting international students: Yes Selection methods: Interview with partners, selection centre and skills exercises Application date for training contracts: 31 July 2019

Goodwin is a global 50 law firm with a history of working on ground-breaking matters, and an increasingly focused approach to working with clients in the financial, private equity, real estate, technology and life sciences industries. Established in Boston in 1912, Goodwin is a leading law firm with a team of over 1,000 lawyers in 10 locations across the US, Europe and Asia.

We value individuality, innovation, hard work, resilience and collaboration. Joining Goodwin means being involved in a firm filled with energetic and smart people, who pride themselves on achieving exceptional results. goodwinlaw.com

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The work of government lawyers is interesting, varied, challenging and often headline news. Whether the government is creating new laws, helping to develop new policies, buying goods and services, employing people or defending its decisions in court, it needs significant levels of legal advice on a wide range of complex issues. The departments which offer legal trainee places (training contracts and pupillages) are the Government Legal Department, HM Revenue and Customs, National Crime Agency and the Competition & Markets Authority.

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As a legal trainee within one of these recruiting departments, you will be given early responsibility. You will have your own casework and client base and will experience a broad and interesting range of work. gov.uk/gls


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We're a leading sector-focused international law firm. But we're different. What sets us apart is a growing reputation for client experience, outstanding people and creative energy. You'll find us in Canada, the UK and Europe, Middle East, and Asia, focused on key global sectors, including real estate, energy, financial services, life sciences, natural resources, infrastructure, and technology. We're a firm with momentum, making bold moves in the international legal market, where we've significantly increased our footprint and capability. And we have an appetite for further international growth.

Here are some fast facts about us: • 1,400+ legal professionals • 19 cities with international offices • 9,400+ pro bono hours • 162 individuals and 129 practices listed in Chambers and Legal 500 gowlingwlgcareers.co.uk

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Meet the Herbert Smith Freehills team and find out about who we are and the work we do. You'll have the chance to talk to the Graduate Recruitment team and trainees and to find out about our vacation schemes, training contracts and international opportunities.

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Activities for first years: Insight days and work placements Consider applicants with a 2:2: Yes Offering international secondments: Yes Recruiting international students: Yes Selection methods: Online application, interview with partners and skills exercises Application date for training contracts: 31 July 2019

We are a sector-focused, entrepreneurial law firm. We have a passion for the sectors we work in – whether we are solving complex issues across construction, aviation and shipping, or providing advice across insurance, commodities and energy. We look for individuals who are eager to solve problems in new, better and practical ways, and who want to build collaborative relationships. Strong communication skills are a must. In addition, we look for individuals who have a global perspective and an interest in completing international work.

Every year we recruit only a small number of trainees – 15 per year. Our vacation schemes are a key part of our recruitment process for trainees and we actively consider all of our vacation scheme participants for a training contract. hfw.com

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Activities for first years: Insight days, vacation schemes and campus ambassador programmes Consider applicants with a 2:2: No Offering international secondments: Yes Recruiting international students: Yes Selection methods: Online application and video or telephone interview Application date for training contracts: For non-law students and graduates – 31 January 2019

Approachability. Straight-talking. Thinking around corners. Performing as a team. The ambition and support to tackle the toughest legal issues in major industries and commercial centres around the world.

A fast-changing and inter-connected world calls for a combination of fresh thinking and proven experience. That's what we provide – underpinned by a commitment to high quality training and development.

This is what makes Hogan Lovells a top global law firm, both for our many prestigious clients and for our team of more than 2,500 lawyers, in over 45 offices across Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and North America.

Our global diversity and wide range of practice areas gives us a strong reputation for corporate, finance, dispute resolution, government regulatory and intellectual property. hoganlovells.com/graduates

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Activities for first years: Insight days and work placements Consider applicants with a 2:2: Yes Offering international secondments: No Recruiting international students: Yes Selection methods: Online application, video or telephone interview and selection centre Application date for training contracts: Work placements – 15 January 2019 Training contract only route – 30 June 2019

We are a national firm, and one of a few law firms to provide a diverse range of legal services to business and private clients.

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We are a 2,200-attorney law firm representing global clients in offices around the world; in Beijing, Boston, Chicago, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Munich, New York, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Shanghai, Washington, D.C. For over 100 years, major national and international clients have called upon Kirkland & Ellis to provide superior legal advice and client services. Our London office has been the hub of European operations since 1994. Here, approximately 230 lawyers offer detailed expertise to a wide range of UK and international clients.

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Activities for first years: Work placements Consider applicants with a 2:2: Yes Offering international secondments: No Recruiting international students: No Selection methods: Online application, interview with partners, selection centre and skills exercises Application date for training contracts: 31 July 2019

We are an ambitious full service firm with offices in York and Lincoln and an increasing national presence. Our vision is to be a UK top 100 law firm recognised for quality, service excellence and employee engagement. We have prominent and highly regarded commercial, private and insurance law divisions enabling us to offer excellent opportunities for rotations between different areas of practice as part of our training contract and work experience programmes, along with the chance to learn from some of the leading minds across a range of disciplines.

Alongside strong performance levels and high ambitions, the firm is consistently cited for its friendly, welcoming and supportive environment making it an ideal choice to launch or further develop a career in the legal field. langleys.co.uk

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Activities for first years: Insight days and work placements (two-week vacation scheme in spring and summer) Offering international secondments: Yes Recruiting international students: Yes Selection methods: Online application, video or telephone interview, interview with partners, skills exercises and selection centre Application date for training contracts: 1 July 2019

Considering a career at one of the world’s leading law firms? Latham & Watkins’ internationally renowned London office may be the perfect place to gain hands-on experience.

If you would like to find out more about our training contract programme and/or have any questions about life as a trainee at Latham, please do come and speak to us during the Law Fair. We look forward to seeing you there!

By working at a global law firm, you will be able to connect with a vast network while gaining diverse market experience. You will also benefit from a collegial and transparent culture that empowers new talent.

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Successfully launching a legal career involves acquiring and acting upon high-quality information. LawCareers.Net (online) and The Training Contract & Pupillage Handbook (print) are comprehensive, independent and authoritative resources that cover every aspect of becoming a lawyer, including details of over 1,000 employers. A 2018 survey saw 8 out of 10 new lawyers reporting that they had used one or both of these guides.

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Activities for first years: Insight days and work placements Consider applicants with a 2:2: No Offering international secondments: Yes Recruiting international students: Yes Selection methods: Online application, interview with partners, selection centre and skills exercises Application date for training contracts: 1 January 2019

From a shifting geopolitical landscape to the exponential growth in FinTech, this is a time of unprecedented change. At Linklaters, we’re ready. Our people go further to support our clients, with market-leading legal insight and innovation. And we go further for each other, too. We’re people you want to work with, generous with our time and ready to help. So no matter what the future holds, with us you’ll be one step ahead. Great change is here, and we make sure you're ready.

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We are a leading City law firm with a straightforward, independently-minded approach. We bring smart, thoughtful solutions to the complex legal challenges faced by our clients around the world. We are recognised for the quality of our work and people, not just in dealing with the full range of corporate and commercial matters, but in advising our clients on their private affairs.

In short, we have a formidable and unique combination of expertise and culture; and we rely on remarkable individuals to shape the firm for the future. macfarlanes.com

Clients trust Macfarlanes’ judgement and the firm is in a unique position to advise on their most complex matters, while at the same time remaining smaller than its competitors.

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We are one of the world’s leading global law firms with 26 offices in major cities across the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Through the extensive international expertise of our lawyers and our presence in the leading financial centres around the world, Mayer Brown provides high quality legal advice and client-focused solutions to support many of the world’s leading businesses. Our lawyers have expertise across a wide range of areas including corporate and securities, banking and finance, real estate, litigation (including dispute resolution, construction and engineering, insurance and reinsurance, antitrust and competition),

employment, pensions, tax, intellectual property and restructuring, bankruptcy and insolvency. mayerbrownfutures.com


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Activities for first years: Insight days and work placements Consider applicants with a 2:2: Yes Offering international secondments: No Recruiting international students: Yes Selection methods: Online application, video or telephone interview, interview with partners, selection centre and skills exercises Application date for training contracts: 1 June 2019

Michelmores is an ambitious, top 100 law firm, with offices in Exeter, Bristol and London. We offer legal expertise to a wide range of local, national and international clients.

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We recruit to retain, viewing our trainees as future associates and partners at the firm. We are delighted to announce a 100% trainee retention rate this year. You can apply online for our Exeter Summer Vacation Scheme and training contracts at each of our three offices.

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We are a major full service UK law firm and among the 50 largest UK law firms. We operate from offices in Birmingham, Cambridge, Leeds, London, Manchester and Norwich.

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Core sectors are corporate and commercial, banking and finance, disputes, education, family, health, insurance, private client real estate and technology.

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Based in London with offices in New York, we service an international community of clients and provide advice in situations where the constraints of geography often do not apply.

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The work we undertake is cross-border, multijurisdictional and complex. Our clients are dynamic and sophisticated and we reflect that in our belief in challenging the conventional or accepted ways of working. We fiercely guard our clients’ interests, recognising the significant nexus between business affairs and personal affairs. Building strong personal connections with our clients and their businesses is important to us. It is for these reasons we say ‘It’s business. But it’s personal’.

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Activities for first years: Work placements Consider applicants with a 2:2: No Offering international secondments: Yes Recruiting international students: Yes Selection methods: Online application, interview with partners, selection centre and skills exercises Application date for training contracts: 1 July 2019

With 30 offices across North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, we provide comprehensive corporate, transactional, regulatory and litigation services to clients of all sizes across all major industries. While classic “seat” allocations bring a practice area focus to each six-month phase of your training, the versatility and integration of our lawyers ensures that you will have a varied workload and regular exposure to diverse learning experiences.

We currently offer seats in antitrust, corporate and business transactions, finance, investment management, labour and employment, litigation and structured transactions, as well as the occasional client secondment in London. The majority of our trainees will also undertake a secondment in one of our international offices, including Brussels and Dubai. morganlewis.com

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Activities for first years: Insight days and work placements Consider applicants with a 2:2: No Offering international secondments: Yes Recruiting international students: Yes Selection methods: Online application, interview with partners, selection centre and skills exercises Application date for training contracts: 13 January 2019 and 14 July 2019

We provide the world’s pre-eminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. We have more than 4,000 lawyers and legal staff in over 50 cities across Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia. Recognised for our industry focus, we are strong across all the key industry sectors: financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; as well as life sciences and healthcare.

Wherever we are, we operate in accordance with our global business principles of quality, unity and integrity. We aim to provide the highest possible standard of legal service in each of our offices and to maintain that level of quality at every point of contact. nortonrosefulbrightgraduates.com/uk

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Activities for first years: Insight days and work placements Selection methods: Contact the membership officer

In October 2008 the Nottinghamshire Junior Lawyers Division (NJLD) was launched and replaced the Nottinghamshire Trainee Solicitors Group and Nottinghamshire Young Solicitors Group.

a vibrant legal centre, offering a good quality of life for local lawyers, and will help the city’s young lawyers to cross network to other firms and chambers by promoting their own brand values.

The Nottinghamshire Junior Lawyers Division (NJLD) represents and promotes the interests of junior lawyers in Nottinghamshire on the local Law Society Committee, at the National Junior Lawyers Division and throughout the local business community.

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We aim to provide a social, networking and supportive role for all young lawyers in the region. The NJLD helps to promote our city as

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Nottingham Law School has been delivering excellence in legal education for over 50 years. Our LPC, BPTC and GDL courses build upon our links with the profession and established expertise to provide the practical skills you will need to launch your legal career. With an award-winning pro bono scheme, inhouse Legal Advice Clinic, dedicated careers team, Professional Practice Lecture Series and the UK’s first research centre for advocacy, there are plenty of additional opportunities to enhance your employability too.

ntu.ac.uk/nls

Competitive scholarships and full and parttime study options are available.

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Activities for first years: Open days Consider applicants with a 2:2: No Offering international secondments: No Recruiting international students: Yes Selection methods: Online application, interview with partners, selection centre and skills exercises Application date for training contracts: 28 June 2019

Orrick is a leading international law firm with more than 1,100 lawyers in 25 offices located throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Orrick has been named one of the Fortune ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ for the third year in a row and is one of only five law firms to make the 2018 list.

The London office was awarded Legal 500’s 2018 corporate and commercial law firm of the year for venture capital. orrick.com/careers

Orrick has also been named one of ‘Women in Law Empowerment Forum’s Gold standard firm’ for its sixth consecutive year. The 2018 edition of Chambers Global recognises Orrick for leadership across 42 practice areas in markets around the world.

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Activities for first years: Work placements Consider applicants with a 2:2: Yes Offering international secondments: No Recruiting international students: Yes Selection methods: Online application, interview with partners and selection centre Application date for training contracts: 27 July 2019

Headquartered in London with over 400 partners globally, our offices stretch across the UK, continental Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia Pacific and we will open a new office in Perth, Australia in 2018. We offer a full service capability across five key sectors: advanced manufacturing and technology, energy, financial services, infrastructure and real estate. In each, our aim is to be market-leaders by combining exceptional legal advice with unrivalled market understanding.

We’re looking to train and develop independent thinkers who are curious about the what, why and where-to-next of international business; innovators with the potential to become well-rounded and knowledgeable business advisers, with the ability to lead a new kind of firm into a very different age. graduate.pinsentmasons.com

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Activities for first years: Insight days and vacation schemes Consider applicants with a 2:2: No Offering international secondments: No Recruiting international students: No Selection methods: Online application, video or telephone interview and selection centre Application date for training contracts: January 2019

With more than 3,200 lawyers across more than 90 countries, we have one of the most geographically extensive legal services network in the world. It’s a unique training environment.

Our training contract is divided into four periods (or seats) of six months. We offer the opportunity to nominate one priority seat during the training contract, other seats are subject to business need.

Our three-week paid Summer Vacation Scheme is the principal route towards securing a training contract with us and you’ll get a highly competitive wage while you’re here. You’ll have the opportunity to join client meetings and calls, conduct research, practise legal drafting and work directly alongside our lawyers.

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Activities for first years: Insight days and summer vacation scheme Consider applicants with a 2:2: Yes Offering international secondments: Yes Recruiting international students: Yes Selection methods: Online application and interview with partners Application date for training contracts: 1 June 2019

Ambitious and entrepreneurial graduates are rewarded at Reed Smith with a training programme that is supportive, challenging and exciting, offering unparalleled client and international secondments. Our unique culture, which allows trainees to turn passions into careers, is one of the reasons our lawyers remain with us for such a long time, moving seats, jobs roles and even countries, but sticking with the firm.

As a leading adviser to industries including financial services, energy and natural resources, entertainment and media, real estate and shipping, our lawyers work with some of the most innovative organisations in the world. reedsmith.com/en/careers

We are a global law firm with more than 1,800 lawyers in offices throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the United States.

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Activities for first years: Insight days and summer scheme Consider applicants with a 2:2: Yes Offering international secondments: Yes Recruiting international students: Yes Selection methods: Online application, interview with partners, selection centre and skills exercises Application date for training contracts: 28 June 2019

Leading lawyers. Great clients. And an unrivalled commercial approach to business. At RPC we offer a depth of knowledge and creativity that few firms can rival. Headquartered in the City of London, we also have offices in Bristol, Hong Kong and Singapore. Our open plan, collaborative working environment is designed to bring out the best in our people and to ensure that the service we offer our clients is second to none. We provide top quality legal services to global businesses across a wide range of industry sectors and practices, including insurance, commercial litigation, construction,

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We are a leading law firm that combines creativity, commerciality and clarity. We pride ourselves on protecting and growing businesses and personal wealth. As a trainee you will spend two years experiencing at least three areas of the law. Our training contract exposes trainees to a combination of contentious and noncontentious work, tailored to individual strengths, preferences and business needs. Trainees also receive regular support and feedback through our buddy and mentoring schemes.

We accept both law and non-law graduates who want to fulfil their ambition with us. Candidates are required to have a strong academic background, achieving at least a 2.1 or above in their degree. shma.co.uk

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Activities for first years: Insight days, work placements and insight evening Consider applicants with a 2:2: Yes Offering international secondments: No Recruiting international students: Yes Selection methods: Online application and selection centre Application date for training contracts: 30 June 2019

We are a full service national commercial law firm operating out of 11 offices across the UK with over 1,600 people. Offices are located in Birmingham, Edinburgh, Leeds, London, Northampton, Nottingham, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Reading, Southampton and Belfast. We offer a consistent, open and collaborative approach to doing business, which has seen the firm transform through rapid growth in recent years.

The vacation scheme is a week-long summer placement which involves being exposed to real work while being buddied with a current trainee solicitor. shoosmiths.co.uk

The training contract consists of four sixmonth seats. You will complete three of your seats in your base office, and one seat in a different office, or on a client secondment.

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Scratch the surface of Simmons & Simmons and you’ll discover a leading law firm of over 1,600 colleagues, offering expert legal advice across Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

All you need to do is look, and you’ll uncover the world of law. graduates.simmons-simmons.com

We operate across four key sectors and through a range of services to help clients navigate all kinds of legal challenges, from buying and selling national chain stores to patenting the latest technology. We work in the areas that matter the most to everyone’s future, from life sciences to technology, media and telecommunications. So whatever you do, wherever you go, you’ll see developments we’ve been involved in.

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Activities for first years: Insight days and work placements Consider applicants with a 2:2: Yes Offering international secondments: Yes Recruiting international students: Yes Selection methods: Online application, video or telephone interview, interview with partners and skills exercises

We are one of the most prestigious law firms in the world. We advise on high-profile and often landmark international transactions. Our excellent and varied client list ranges from governments to Premier League football clubs.

In other jurisdictions we prefer to remain agile by leading unified, hand-picked teams of lawyers from market-leading law firms. All the firms we work with across the world have a reputation for excellence and independence that mirrors our own.

We are a full service law firm to corporate clients and have leading practitioners across a wide range of practice areas. Nearly all of our work has an international element and we have offices in London, Brussels, Hong Kong and Beijing.

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Activities for first years: Insight days and work placements Consider applicants with a 2:2: No Offering international secondments: Yes Recruiting international students: Yes Selection methods: Online application, video or telephone interview, interview with partners and selection centre Application date for training contracts: Please see our website for details

We are a global law firm with 1,500 lawyers in 47 offices and 20 countries. We provide full service commercial legal solutions using legal, industry and political expertise.

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We offer vacation schemes and training contracts in our Birmingham, Leeds, London and Manchester offices.

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Stephenson Harwood is a law firm of over 1,000 people worldwide, including more than 170 partners. Our people are committed to achieving the goals of our clients - listed and private companies, institutions and individuals. We assemble teams of bright thinkers to match our clients' needs and give the right advice from the right person at the right time. Dedicating the highest calibre of legal talent to overcome the most complex issues, we deliver pragmatic, expert advice that is set squarely in the real world.

Our headquarters are in London, with nine offices across Asia, Europe and the Middle East. shlegal.com/graduate


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TARGETjobs Law can offer you a range of training contracts, vacation scheme , pupillages and mini-pupillages from top law firms; plus how to get hired advice from our in-house sector experts. Visit our stand to discover how TARGETjobs Law can help you to get hired within the industry.

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Activities for first years: Work placements Consider applicants with a 2:2: Yes Offering international secondments: No Recruiting international students: No Selection methods: Online application, interview with partners, selection centre and skills exercises Application date for training contracts: 31 January 2019

We are an international law firm supporting the businesses which drive the innovation economy, and the entrepreneurs and private wealth that underpin them. Our passion for working with innovators and entrepreneurs is a mind-set, not a sector or a market. It is about being part of a tribe - our people, clients and collaborators - who think and have the courage to behave in the same way.

clients make great things happen, whatever their size and sector. taylorvinters.com/grads

To understand more about our strategy and culture, take a look at www.significanttimes.com. With 31 partners and 75 lawyers across our offices in London, Cambridge and Singapore we help entrepreneurially minded

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Activities for first years: Insight days Consider applicants with a 2:2: No Offering international secondments: No Recruiting international students: Yes Selection methods: Online application, interview with partners, selection centre, skills exercises and group or presentation exercise Application date for training contracts: October 2018 – April 2019

We’re a law firm for the game-changers; the smart thinkers; the ground-breakers. As a top 20 law firm, we act as the legal advisors to the biggest names in revolutionary industries. We partner start-up clients as they change the way we see the world. And we support you, to be one of tomorrow’s brightest lawyers. We’re Taylor Wessing, and we’re trail-blazing. We think it’s time you joined us.

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The City Law School is one of London's major law schools offering an impressive range of academic and professional courses. Our prestigious Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) has an unrivalled reputation within the profession and was one of the first courses for non-law graduates. Our Graduate Entry LLB (GE LLB) enables non-law graduates to gain an LLB in just two years. Both courses enable progression to the required professional legal skills courses – the Legal Practice Course (LPC) or the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC), both taught at our Gray’s Inn Place campus.

These programmes are also available as a masters option. The Master of Laws (LLM) at The City Law School is a flexible programme enabling students to develop an understanding of specialist or linked areas of the law. city.ac.uk/law

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Now in its 14th year, The Lex 100 is a market leading guide for students at every stage of their legal education. Based on the findings of a survey completed by over 3,000 trainees, The Lex 100 offers unique insight into the vast array of training contracts in the UK market.

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The University of Law is the UK's longestestablished specialist provider of legal education and training in the UK, with campuses in London, Birmingham, Bristol, Chester, Guildford, Manchester and Leeds, as well as collaborations with The University of Exeter and The University of Reading. We have excellent employability statistics: 96% of full-time and accelerated LPC students graduating in summer 2016 secured employment, a training contract, or further study within nine months of successfully completing their course.

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91% of full-time undergraduate students graduating in 2016 secured employment or further study within six months of successfully completing their course. In 2017, The University of Law was awarded a gold ranking in the Government-led Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). law.ac.uk


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Activities for first years: Insight days and placements Consider applicants with a 2:2: Yes Offering international secondments: No Recruiting international students: No Selection methods: Online application, video or telephone interview, interview with partners, selection centre and skills exercises Application date for training contracts: 1 July 2019

We’re a fast-growing law firm with a reputation for working creatively and collaboratively to help our clients stay one step ahead. Our services support clients in three distinct areas. • Advisory: helping with strategic and day-today legal issues • Disputes: helping prevent and, where needed, manage conflict

We have a presence across the UK, which means we can advise in the three UK legal jurisdictions of England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. We've chosen to focus our expertise in seven sectors: energy and renewables, financial services, housing, leisure, public sector, retail and consumer goods and TMT. tltsolicitors.com

• Transactions: helping organisations expand, restructure or sell.

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Travers Smith is an award-winning independent City law firm with a reputation for enterprising thinking and uncompromising quality in all of its chosen fields, and a focus on advising clients on international matters. Competing directly with the largest City firms, we attract top-quality work but still offer a professional yet relaxed working environment providing the best of both worlds. It is this environment that has led to one of the highest staff retention rates in the City.

Travers Smith is defined by its independence, unique culture, deep commercial insight, progressive thinking and incomparable client experience. traverssmith.com

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Activities for first years: Insight days and open days Consider applicants with a 2:2: Yes Offering international secondments: Yes Recruiting international students: Yes Selection methods: Online application, video or telephone interview, interview with partners, selection centre and skills exercises Application date for training contracts: July 2019

Recognised as the law firm that is trusted to deliver pragmatic, innovative solutions even when faced with the most complex of challenges, Watson Farley & Williams is a leading international law firm.

Our teams across the world are dedicated experts with a reputation for delivering candid relationships with clients, investing the time to understand the nuances and depths of their businesses and industry sectors.

Working from offices in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the USA, the firm's skilled legal experts deliver valued advice on a wide range of corporate and finance transactions and disputes.

The firm's lawyers generally work in small, partner-led teams where committed sector knowledge and experience consistently deliver pragmatic, commercially focused advice. uktrainee.wfw.com

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Activities for first years: Insight days and work placements Consider applicants with a 2:2: Yes Offering international secondments: No Recruiting international students: Yes Selection methods: Online application, interview with partners, selection centre and skills exercises Application date for training contracts: Spring 2019

We are a top 45 national law firm and from autumn 2018 we will be recruiting for our 2019 summer vacation schemes in Birmingham, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, Manchester and London and trainee solicitor roles commencing 2021.

We are structured into three key divisions – client relationships, legal operations and business services. weightmans.com

We recognise the importance of our people enjoying what they do, providing a friendly and inspiring working environment in all of our offices. This is acknowledged with us being awarded a top employer accolade for the tenth year running!

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Activities for first years: Insight days, work placements and first year programme Consider applicants with a 2:2: No Offering international secondments: Yes Recruiting international students: Yes Selection methods: Online application, video or telephone interview, interview with partners, selection centre and skills exercises Application date for training contracts: 31 July 2019

With approximately 1,100 lawyers in offices on three continents, we operate according to the 'one firm' principle, allowing us to bring the right mix of firm wide skill and local market presence to deliver coordinated legal advice to help our clients achieve their sophisticated goals and objectives.

banking and finance, structured finance, restructuring and dispute resolution, and has been involved in some of the most significant, high-profile and prestigious mandates across all its legal specialisms. ukrecruiting.weil.com

The firm supports a varied client base of European, US and global private equity houses, corporates and financial institutions on domestic and cross-border matters. Weil provides clients with legal expertise at the highest level across its key practices of private equity, corporate/M&A, funds,

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Activities for first years: Insight days, work placements, vacation schemes and first year insight scheme Consider applicants with a 2:2: Yes Offering international secondments: Yes Recruiting international students: Yes Selection methods: Online application, interview with partners, selection centre and skills exercises Application date for training contracts: 31 July 2019

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We are a global law firm with nearly 2,000 lawyers worldwide. We’ve built an enviable network of 44 offices in 30 countries. You’ll work on fast-paced cutting-edge cross-border projects from the outset. We are looking to recruit ambitious trainees who have a desire to gain hands-on practical experience from day one and a willingness to take charge of their own career. We value globally-minded people who are eager to work across borders and cultures, and who are intrigued by solving problems within multiple legal systems.

The training contract consists of four sixmonth seats, one of which is guaranteed to be spent in one of our overseas offices, including Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Moscow, New York, Paris, Prague, Singapore, Stockholm, and Tokyo. whitecase.com/careers


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Activities for first years: Work placements Consider applicants with a 2:2: Yes Offering international secondments: No Recruiting international students: Yes Selection methods: Online application, interview with partners, selection centre and skills exercises Application date for training contracts: 31 January 2019

We are a full service law firm with seven offices operating out of Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire. The firm has grown over the years, both in terms of size and turnover and in its development and expansion into new practice areas, and currently sits at number 106 in The UK Lawyers’ top 200 law firms.

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We are a modern, forward-thinking organisation whose reputation has been built up over many years. Our aim is to exceed clients’ expectations by providing not just quality legal advice but commercially aware business advice.

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Activities for first years: Insight days and work placements Consider applicants with a 2:2: No Offering international secondments: Yes Recruiting international students: Yes Selection methods: Online application, interview with partners, selection centre and skills exercises Application date for training contracts: 31 July 2019 to start 2021 training contract

We are the largest law firm in the world dedicated to the needs of successful people, their families, their businesses and their philanthropic work. With more than 1,000 people across 16 offices, we offer a truly inclusive environment where 45% of partners are female and a third trained with the firm.

We have represented 51% of The Sunday Times Rich List, 25% of the Forbes World's Billionaires List in the US while in Asia we act for 30% of the top 20 Hong Kong billionaires of the Forbes World's Billionaires List. withersworldwide.com/en-gb

We have offices in Europe, Asia, the United States, Australia and the Caribbean. Our expertise lies in commercial and tax law, trusts, estate planning, litigation, art law, IP, reputation management, sports, charities, employment and family law.

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We are a full service transatlantic law firm, created on 1 November 2017 through the combination of UK firm Bond Dickinson and US firm Womble Carlyle. A UK top 20 law firm, Womble Bond Dickinson has more than 420 partners and 1,000 lawyers based across 18 US cities and eight UK cities. The firm's reach also extends to Europe where it has strategic partnerships with other law firms in Germany and France.

In the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson advises in excess of 40 FTSE 350 companies, many of the largest businesses in the country, government organisations and wealthy individuals. womblebonddickinson.com

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LEADERS ARE BORN MADE We place a huge emphasis on providing the right support and training so you can truly fulfil your potential. That’s why, at Gowling WLG, you’ll get the training and support you need to become a dynamic, well-rounded lawyer, and you’ll work alongside inspirational colleagues who are at the top of their field. Best of all, you’ll begin your career at the only law firm to appear in the Great Place to Work UK 2018 rankings. Join us – to find out more and apply today go to: gowlingwlgcareers.co.uk

GRADUATE OPPORTUNITIES An international law firm that’s ambitious for your success

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