Training Contract Application Deadlines

You've done your homework, studied the stats, read up on practice areas, and compared the firms that've caught your eye – now, it's time to put your best foot and training contract application forward.

There's no delaying the inevitable, and, as graduate recruiters were keen to tell us when we collected our list of relevant tips, procrastination rarely improves an application. So, take the time to browse over the following deadlines, make a schedule and pace yourself accordingly – you'll do great.

Last but not least: good luck, and keep us updated on Twitter!

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Training Contract Application Deadlines



1 December 2017

Simmons & Simmons (recruited on a first come first served basis from this date)

31 December 2017 Allen & Overy LLP
3 January 2018 Clifford Chance
7 January 2018 Ashurst LLP (first deadline)
10 January 2018 Jones Day 
15 January 2018 Mishcon de Reya LLP
  Osborne Clarke LLP
31 January 2018 Bristows LLP (February/March interviews)
  Cooley (UK) LLP
  Hogan Lovells (non-law and graduate applicants)
  Roythornes Solicitors
  Taylor Vinters
31 March 2018 Dentons (non-law applicants)
30 April 2018 Ashfords
  Bird & Bird LLP
  Taylor Wessing LLP
1 June 2018 Bates Wells Braithwaite
  Foot Anstey LLP
29 June 2018 Blaser Mills
30 June 2018 Brabners LLP
  Charles Russell Speechlys
  Irwin Mitchell
  Lester Aldridge LLP
  Michelmores LLP
  Pemberton Greenish
  Reed Smith LLP
  Shoosmiths LLP
  Wilsons Solicitors LLP
July 2018 Bevan Brittan LLP
  Fladgate LLP
6 July 2018 DWF LLP
13 July 2018 RPC
15 July 2018 Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
  Kirkland & Ellis International LLP
  Norton Rose Fulbright
17 July 2018 Covington & Burling LLP
22 July 2018 Leathes Prior
27 July 2018 Watson Farley & Williams
31 July 2018 Addleshaw Goddard
  Ashurst LLP (second deadline)
  Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP
  Birketts LLP
  Bristows LLP (August interviews)
  Burges Salmon LLP
  Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
  Clyde & Co LLP
  Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
  Dentons (law applicants)
  Farrer & Co
  Forsters LLP
  Hill Dickinson LLP
  Hogan Lovells (law applicants)
  Ince & Co
  K&L Gates LLP
  Macfarlanes LLP
  Mayer Brown International LLP
  Memery Crystal LLP
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP
  Mills & Reeve LLP
  Morgan, Lewis & Bockius UK LLP
  Payne Hicks Beach
  Penningtons Manches LLP
  Russell-Cooke LLP
  Shearman & Sterling LLP
  Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP
  Stephenson Harwood
  TLT Solicitors LLP
  Travers Smith LLP
  Vinson & Elkins RLLP
  Wedlake Bell LLP
  White & Case LLP
17 August 2018 Maples Teesdale LLP (for 2019 contracts)
31 December 2018

Kennedys Law LLP

Firms recruiting through vacation schemes Morrison & Foerster (UK) LLP
  Squire Patton Boggs
See website/contact firm Baker McKenzie
  Burness Paull LLP
  CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang
  Dechert LLP
  Slaughter and May
  Stephens Scown LLP
Thrings LLP