For Watson Farley & Williams’ full Lex 100 2016/17 profile, click here.
Watson Farley & Williams is a leading international law firm with a presence in major financial centres in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the US. The firm makes use of specialist skills and experience to provide effective, commercially focused advice across a broad range of corporate, finance, dispute resolution and tax matters, as well as employment and regulatory issues.
Kennedys is offering a training contract in their Cambridge office to begin in September 2017.
Candidates should have already completed their GDL (if applicable) and LPC prior to the September 2017 start date. This is a perfect role for an aspiring trainee who is ready and willing to start their training contract promptly.
For Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP’s full Lex 100 2016/17 profile, see here.
US firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom has grown exponentially since its conception in New York and now boasts 1,700 lawyers and 22 offices across the globe, including Beijing, Moscow, Hong Kong and Tokyo. The firm is an acknowledged expert in M&A, international arbitration and tax, and also possesses a strong reputation for litigation.
For Clyde & Co’s full Lex 100 2016/17 profile, see here.
Clyde & Co is a global law firm with a pioneering heritage operating from 45 offices and associated offices across six continents. The firm has over 1,800 lawyers advising corporates, financial institutions, private individuals and governments. The firm is the largest international firm in the Middle East and has a rapidly expanding network across Asia, the Americas and Africa, which is supported by a strong reputation for work in emerging markets.
Trainees praise the ‘interesting mix between tradition and innovation’, the firm’s ‘industry specialisms’ and ‘insurance capabilities’. A strong theme is the ‘global nature of the business’ and the firm’s ‘presence in uncommon locations’, the ‘international secondment opportunities’ and the ability to use foreign languages on the job.
Kennedys is delighted to announce that we are offering a traineeship to start in September 2017 within our Scottish offices. The trainee’s time will be split between our offices based in Edinburgh and Glasgow, working on both insurance and liability cases.
Magic Circle giant Allen & Overy has released its spring 2017 trainee retention rate.
For Weil, Gotshal & Manges’ full Lex 100 2016/17 profile, see here.
US-headquartered Weil, Gotshal & Manges is one of a small handful of firms that has a balance of market-leading private equity, finance and restructuring capabilities with an international framework of consistently high quality offices. Trainees love ‘the focus on private equity’, the firm’s ‘particular strength in key areas’, and the ‘excellent long-term career prospects’ on offer. Weil’s small trainee intake ‘means you get comfortable very quickly’ and trainees were inspired by working alongside ‘some of the best [people] in the industry’ on a daily basis.
Fieldfisher is to start offering training contracts in the UK’s second largest city.
It’s particularly at the first stage when the odds can feel overwhelming and getting the small things right is very important. What should you bear in mind when completing your training contract applications? Let’s ask our Experts, shall we?
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 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 these deadlines, make a schedule and pace yourself accordingly – you'll do great.
Our thanks to Norton Rose Fulbright for sponsoring this table.
As good bargains go, vacation schemes stand out as amazing 3-for-1 deals: for just a few weeks of your time, you get to improve your resume, brush up your legal skills and, best of all, you can see first-hand what life's truly like at your favourite law firm before committing to the full training contract experience.
Because we know a number of you are set on giving vacation schemes a try, we've put together a collection of application deadlines to help you along. Many thanks to Taylor Wessing for sponsoring the Vacation Scheme Deadlines table.
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