Training Contract 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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Firm Deadline Date Information
Addleshaw Goddard 31 July 2020 for 2022 training contract.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld 12 July 2020
Ashfords LLP 30 April 2020 for 2022 contracts.
Ashurst 5 January 2020 for 2022 contracts
Baker McKenzie LLP 1 April 2020 for 2022 contracts.
Bates Wells 1 June 2020 for 2022 training contracts
BDB Pitmans 30 June 2019 for training contracts commencing 2021.
Bevan Brittan LLP 30 June 2020
Birketts LLP 30 June 2020 for 2022 contracts
Blaser Mills Law 14 July 2020 for 2022 contracts
Brabners LLP 30 June 2020 for 2022 contracts
Bristows LLP 31 January 2020 for Spring interviews
Bristows LLP 30 June 2020 for Summer interviews.
Burges Salmon LLP 26 June 2020 for 2022 training contracts
Capital Law 20 December 2019 for 2021 training contracts
Charles Russell Speechlys 31 January 2020
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton 31 July 2020 (two years in advance of the year in which the training contract is due to commence.)
Clifford Chance 12 December 2019 (applications open 1 August 2019)
Clyde & Co LLP 5 January 2020 (applications open 1 October 2019)
CMS 1 January 2020
Coffin Mew LLP 1 June 2020 for 2021 training contracts
Cooley (UK) LLP 31 January 2020 for 2022 contracts.
Covington & Burling LLP 10 July 2020 for 2022 contracts.
Cripps Pemberton Greenish 31 July 2020 for 2022 contracts
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP 5 January 2020 for training contracts commencing August 2022.
Devonshires Solicitors LLP 31 July 2020 for 2021 contracts
Farrer & Co 31 July 2020 for 2022 contracts.
Fieldfisher LLP 31 January 2020 for 2022 contacts
Forsters LLP 30 June 2020 for 2022 contracts
Gateley 11 February 2020 for 2022 contracts
HFW 31 July 2020 for 2022/2023 contracts.
Hill Dickinson LLP 31 January 2020 for 2022 training contracts.
Hodge Jones & Allen Solicitors Limited 31 July 2020 for 2021 contracts
Hogan Lovells 31 January 2020 non-law students and graduates (applications open 16 September 2019)
Hogan Lovells 31 July 2020 law students (applications open 1 June)
Howard Kennedy LLP 1 May 2020
Irwin Mitchell 30 June 2020 (applications open 1 November 2019)
Jones Day 10 January 2020 for a 2019/20 placement and 2022 training contract. We expect to recruit all trainees from our placement candidates.
K&L Gates LLP 31 July 2020 for 2022 contracts (applications open 1 November 2019)
Kennedys Law LLP 31 December 2019 for 2021 training contract applications (applications open 1 May)
Kingsley Napley LLP 31 May 2019 for 2021 training contract.
Kirkland & Ellis LLP 12 July 2020 for 2022 contracts.
Leathes Prior 30 June 2020 for 2022 contracts
Lester Aldridge LLP 30 June 2020
Macfarlanes LLP 31 July 2020 for 2022 contracts.
Maples Teesdale LLP 14 August 2020 for 2021 training contracts.
Mayer Brown International LLP 31 July 2020 for 2022 contracts. However we encourage students to apply for a vacation scheme as this is the main pipeline for our training contracts each year; we welcome applications from penultimate year, finalists and graduates too.
Memery Crystal 31 July 2020 for 2022 training contracts
Michelmores LLP 30 June 2020 for 2021 and 2022 contracts.
Milbank LLP 31 July 2020 for 2022 contracts (applications open 30 November 2019)
Mills & Reeve 5 January 2020 For training contracts commencing 2022, we will be recruiting via our 2020 summer vacation scheme only.
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius UK LLP 15 July 2020
Norton Rose Fulbright 12 January 2020 finalist and graduates (applications open 1 October 2019)
Norton Rose Fulbright 12 July 2020 Penultimate law (applications open 1 June)
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP 29 May 2020 for 2022 contracts
Osborne Clarke LLP 15 January 2020 for 2022 training contract
Payne Hicks Beach 31 July 2020 for 2022 contracts.
Penningtons Manches Cooper 31 July 2020 for 2022 training contracts.
Roythornes Limited 31 January 2020 for 2021 and 2022 contracts.
RPC 26 June 2020 for 2022 London training contracts
RPC 13 March 2020 for 2022 Bristol training contracts.
Russell-Cooke LLP 30 June 2020 for 2022 contracts.
Shoosmiths LLP 31 May 2020 for 2022 contracts
Sidley Austin 17 July 2020 for 2022 contracts.
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP 12 January 2020 for 2022 contracts
Stephenson Harwood 31 July 2020 for 2022 contracts.
Taylor Vinters 31 January 2020 for 2022 contracts.
TLT LLP 31 July 2020
Travers Smith LLP 31 July 2020 for training contracts commencing in September 2022 and March 2023.
Trethowans LLP 29 May 2020 for a contract starting in September 2022.
Vinson & Elkins LLP 31 July 2020 for 2022 contracts.
Ward Hadaway 28 February 2020 for 2020 / 2021 training contracts
Watson Farley & Williams 13 July 2020 for 2022 training contracts.
White & Case LLP 15 July 2020 for training contracts to commence in September 2022 and March 2023.
Wilsons Solicitors LLP 30 June 2020 for 2022 contracts
Womble Bond Dickinson 28 February 2020 for 2022 training contracts