The Perfect Paralegal’s Guide to the UK’s Top Law Firms

The paralegal’s inside-track 

 

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Law firms need paralegals

I’ll wager that you’ll never come across a law student who hasn’t heard of the Magic Circle law firms. But do they know which firms are in this exclusive club? Have they heard of other top law firms in the UK which offer just as attractive paralegal work and Training Contracts? Well, that’s another matter entirely. 

Here at Jump, we’ve had the pleasure of working with some of these law firms and getting to know what they’re all about. So, if you’re on the hunt for the elusive Training Contract or want to get in as a paralegal, take a look at this handy article.

By the time you’re done reading, you’ll have a much clearer idea about which firms will suit your preferences and interests. And remember the golden rule when it comes to legal applications: tailor your application to the specific law firm. It’s infinitely better to make 5 personalised applications, rather than submit 10 copy and paste applications! 

Jump’s pick of the bunch

Before getting stuck in, here’s a short selection of top law firms that have been using the Jump platform. Click here to check out their current job posts on Jump.

 

Kennedys

Kennedys are a truly international law firm. So if you’re a budding solicitor but still want to see the world, this prestigious law firm will tick some boxes. Kennedys has offices all over the world, including in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Denmark, France, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Peru, Russia, Singapore, Spain and the UAE. Oh, and Taunton. 

This law firm can offer you the perfect start to a legal career, especially when it comes to commercial opportunities and insurance. You won’t find the opportunity to take on this much responsibility while getting into the nitty-gritty of a specialised practice area at many other global law firms.  

Aside from its global reach, Kennedys gives you the chance to experience life at a rapidly growing law firm. They have 10 UK offices and offer Training Contracts in London, Manchester, Birmingham, Cambridge and Chelmsford. 

Kennedys is also renowned for its brilliant culture: how many global law firms do you know that have both netball and football teams? There’s a friendly buzz in all its offices and, with touch points all over the map, there’s a forward-thinking, exciting atmosphere wherever you go.

    DWF

    In the last 3 years DWF has set up in 13 new locations. So, if you want your legal career to take you on an exciting adventure, this Manchester-based firm might just be your Wonderwall. 

    DWF specialises in insurance-based law, especially if you’re completing a Training Contract with them. They take a very hands-on approach with their trainees, which is a surefire way to quickly build up your legal knowledge.The law firm also specialise in a variety of other practice areas, including real estate and corporate law

    At the heart of the DWF philosophy is pushing boundaries: they are innovative and always questioning traditions to achieve outstanding results. 

    This is palpable in the firm’s culture, where trainees are encouraged to take on responsibility and challenge the established order. If you want to work in a friendly and welcoming, super-ambitious firm – this is an easy pick.

      The Magic Circle Law Firms 

      This set of award-winning law firms don’t need an introduction. If you genuinely haven’t heard of them, the Magic Circle comprises of the UK’s 5 most prestigious London-based law-firms. 

      Slaughter and May

      Profile: Slaughter is 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 entrepreneurs, from retailers to entertainment companies and from conglomerates to Premier League football clubs. We are a full-service law firm to corporate clients and have leading practitioners across a wide range of practice areas including mergers and acquisitions, corporate and commercial, financing, tax, competition, dispute resolution, real estate, pensions and employment, financial regulation, information technology and intellectual property. Clients need us to ensure that the service we offer is cutting edge, both in terms of harnessing latest market developments, such as legal tech, as well as the quality of our advice. We are committed to a forward-thinking, innovative approach to legal service delivery to complement the best in class, business-focused advice on which our reputation is built. We take great store in drawing strength from diversity. With 103 different degree courses from 65 different universities and 44 nationalities represented among our lawyers, our culture is extremely broad.

      How many Training Contracts do they offer per year: 80

      When does their Training Contract application window open and close: 2 September – 31 January 

      Do they sponsor your legal qualifications (how much): Yes and they provide a maintenance grant. 

      Where are their UK offices: London

      Which areas do they specialise in: Corporate, M&A

      Website: www.slaughterandmay.com

      Allen and Overy

      Profile: Allen & Overy LLP is an international legal practice with approximately 5,500 people working across 44 major centres worldwide. The firm’s client list includes many of the world’s leading businesses, financial institutions and governments.

      How many Training Contracts do they offer per year: 80

      When does their Training Contract application window open and close: 1 August – 22 December

      Do they sponsor your legal qualifications (how much): GDL: -£9,000  LPC: -£10,000

      Where are their UK offices: Belfast, London

      Which areas do they specialise in: Corporate, employment, tax

      Website: www.allenovery.com

      Clifford Chance

       Profile: Clifford Chance is a leading global corporate law firm. But it’s not a typical one. Far from it. Life at the firm not only means doing the best work for exceptional clients, its graduates are also encouraged to be themselves. Clifford Chance looks for individuals, not for ‘typical lawyers’.

      How many Training Contracts do they offer per year: 100

      When does their Training Contract application window open and close: August – 12 December 

      Do they sponsor your legal qualifications (how much): GDL: -£10,000  LPC: -£10,000

      Where are their UK offices: London

      Which areas do they specialise in: Corporate

      Website: www.cliffordchance.com

      Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

       Profile: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer helps some of the world’s biggest companies to grow, strengthen and defend their operations. If you’re keen to pursue a career in commercial law, we can offer you some of the most interesting — and challenging — work around. Because we support clients wherever in the world they operate, we must deliver a consistent high-quality service across the globe. You will play an important part in this process.

      How many Training Contracts do they offer per year: 80

      When does their Training Contract application window open and close: Winter start: 1 October – 6 January / Summer start: 1 June – 16 July

      Do they sponsor your legal qualifications (how much): GDL: -£10,000  LPC: -£10,000

      Where are their UK offices: London, Manchester

      Which areas do they specialise in: Commercial 

      Website: www.freshfields.com

      Linklaters

      Profile: 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. Get ready.

      How many Training Contracts do they offer per year: 100

      When does their Training Contract application window open and close: September – 16 December

      Do they sponsor your legal qualifications (how much): GDL: Yes LPC: Yes

      Where are their UK offices: London

      Which areas do they specialise in: Corporate, dispute resolution 

      Website: www.linklaters.com

      The Silver Circle Law Firms 

      The Magic Circle is definitely not the be all and end all of law firms; a job at any one of these Silver Circle law firms would get your legal career off to a flying start.

      Ashurst

      Profile: Clients are at the heart of our thinking, our ambition is to be our clients’ most incisive partner. We are able to reach this aim by remaining at the forefront of legal technology innovation with initiatives such as Ashurst Advance and Ashurst Digital Ventures. You will see we have a prestigious client base, with whom we build strong partnerships working closely together on large and complex multi-jurisdictional transactions to deliver insightful commercial solutions. Our global reach provides opportunities for our people to work in numerous jurisdictions with leading international organisations across the world. At Ashurst, you will work as part of a team of high calibre individuals operating in a high-performance environment. We are creative, innovative and agile thinkers always looking for new and better ways of doing things. Working this way we will achieve our goals to be the best advisor and an exceptional place to work.
      How many Training Contracts do they offer per year: 40

      When does their Training Contract application window open and close: 1 September – 5 January

      Do they sponsor your legal qualifications (how much): GDL: £8,000 LPC: £8,000

      Where are their UK offices: Glasgow, London

      Which areas do they specialise in: Corporate, dispute resolution, insurance, intellectual property

      Website: www.ashurst.com

      Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

      Profile: Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner is a market leader formed by one of the biggest transatlantic mergers in recent times, we now have over 1,400 lawyers in 31 offices around the globe. Join us as a trainee and you’ll be at the heart of it all, with partners behind you and technology allowing you to focus on more exciting work.

      How many Training Contracts do they offer per year: 35

      Do they sponsor your legal qualifications (how much): 9 September – 19 January

      Where are their UK offices: London, Manchester 

      Which areas do they specialise in: Corporate, real estate, litigation

      Website: www.bclplaw.com

      Herbert Smith Freehills

      Profile: Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner is a market leader formed by one of the biggest transatlantic mergers in recent times, we now have over 1,400 lawyers in 31 offices around the globe. Join us as a trainee and you’ll be at the heart of it all, with partners behind you and technology allowing you to focus on more exciting work.

      How many Training Contracts do they offer per year: 35

      Do they sponsor your legal qualifications (how much): 9 September – 19 January

      Where are their UK offices: London, Manchester 

      Which areas do they specialise in: Corporate, real estate, litigation

      Website: www.bclplaw.com

      Macfarlanes

      Profile: Macfarlanes is a distinctive London-based law firm, focused on its clients and on delivering excellence in the international legal market. The firm is known for the quality of its work; not just in dealing with the full range of corporate and commercial matters, but in advising clients on their private affairs as well.

      How many Training Contracts do they offer per year: 31

      When does their Training Contract application window open and close: 1 October – 31 July 

      Do they sponsor your legal qualifications (how much): GDL: -£10,000  LPC: -£10,000

      Where are their UK offices: London

      Which areas do they specialise in: Commercial, competition, litigation, tax

      Website: www.macfarlanes.com 

      Travers Smith

       Profile: 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.

      How many Training Contracts do they offer per year: 25

      When does their Training Contract application window open and close: 1 October – 31 July

      Do they sponsor your legal qualifications (how much): GDL: £8,500 LPC: £8,500

      Where are their UK offices: London

      Which areas do they specialise in: Corporate, environment, pensions 

      Website: www.traverssmith.com

      American Law Firms  

      If you’d prefer to work for a law firm from the good ol’ U.S of A, here are a few with offices in the UK. 

      Baker McKenzie

      Profile: With 77 offices in 47 countries and a presence in all leading financial centres, Baker McKenzie is the world’s premier global law firm. Our strategy is to provide the best combination of local legal and commercial knowledge, international expertise and resources. Trainee solicitors are a vital part of that strategy, exposed to the international scope of the firm from the moment they start. There is also the possibility of an overseas secondment, recent secondees have spent time in Hong Kong, Singapore, and Tokyo.

      How many Training Contracts do they offer per year: 33

      When does their Training Contract application window open and close: 1 February – 1 April

      Do they sponsor your legal qualifications (how much): GDL: £6,000 LPC: £8,000

      Where are their UK offices: London

      Which areas do they specialise in: Corporate

      Website: www.bakermckenzie.com

      Kirkland & Ellis

      Profile: Kirkland & Ellis is a 2,500-attorney law firm representing global clients in offices around the world; in Beijing, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Munich, New York, Palo Alto, Paris, 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 325 lawyers offer detailed expertise to a wide range of UK and international clients.

      How many Training Contracts do they offer per year: 10

      When does their Training Contract application window open and close: 1 October – 12 July

      Do they sponsor your legal qualifications (how much): GDL: -£10,000  LPC: -£10,000

      Where are their UK offices: London

      Which areas do they specialise in: Corporate, litigation tax

      Website: www.kirkland.com

      Morgan Lewis

      Profile: With 31 offices across North America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East, the firm provides comprehensive corporate, transactional, regulatory and litigation services to clients of all sizes across all major industries. The firm’s regulatory and industry focused practices help clients address legal, government and policy challenges. Founded in 1873, Morgan Lewis comprises more than 2,200 legal professionals. 

      How many Training Contracts do they offer per year: 8

      When does their Training Contract application window open and close: 1 October – 15 July

      Do they sponsor your legal qualifications (how much): GDL: Yes LPC: Yes

      Where are their UK offices: London

      Which areas do they specialise in: Corporate, employment, immigration

      Website: www.morganlewis.com

      Shearman & Sterling

      Profile: Shearman & Sterling is one of the world’s leading premier global law firms and was established over a century ago. The London office opened over 40 years ago and quickly became one of the leading practices, covering all aspects of English, European and US corporate and finance law. Globally there are over 900 lawyers, including around 200 partners.

      How many Training Contracts do they offer per year: 15

      When does their Training Contract application window open and close: 1 September – 19 January

      Do they sponsor your legal qualifications (how much): GDL: £8,000 LPC: £8,000

      Where are their UK offices: London

      Which areas do they specialise in: M&A, finance, international arbitration

      Website: www.shearman.com

      White & Case

      Profile: White & Case is a global law firm of more than 2,000 lawyers worldwide. We’ve built an unrivalled network of 44 offices in 30 countries. That investment is the foundation for our client work in 180 countries today. Complex client projects, nuanced local market knowledge and global capabilities define who we are. Many White & Case clients are multinational organisations with complex needs that require the involvement of multiple offices. As part of our Training Contract, we offer every trainee a guaranteed six-month overseas seat.

      How many Training Contracts do they offer per year: 50

      When does their Training Contract application window open and close: September – 15 July

      Do they sponsor your legal qualifications (how much): GDL: £7,500 LPC: £10,500

      Where are their UK offices: London

      Which areas do they specialise in: Financial, litigation, intellectual property, tax

      Website: www.whitecase.com 

      Latham & Watkins

      Profile: Latham & Watkins has more than 2,700 fee earners in offices across Europe, the US, the Middle East and Asia. Our non-hierarchical, collegiate management style and one-firm culture makes Latham & Watkins a unique place to work. Over 70% of the firm’s transactions involve five or more offices and the collaborative atmosphere is strengthened by the firm’s diversity.

      Described as a ‘Top Legal Innovator’ by the Financial Times’ 2018 report of the most innovative law firms, our award-winning London office is home to over 400 lawyers and recognised for its work advising some of the world’s leading corporations, financial institutions and private equity firms on their most significant transactions, disputes, and regulatory matters.

      How many Training Contracts do they offer per year: 24

      When does their Training Contract application window open and close: April – 13 July

      Do they sponsor your legal qualifications (how much): GDL: £8,000 LPC: £8,000

      Where are their UK offices: London

      Which areas do they specialise in: Finance, tax, environment, litigation

      Website: www.lw.com

      Skadden

      Profile: Skadden is one of the leading law firms in the world with approximately 1,700 lawyers in 22 offices across the globe. Clients include corporate, industrial, financial institutions and government entities. The London office is the gateway to the firm’s European practice, which has some 250 lawyers dedicated to top-end, cross-border corporate transactions and international arbitration and litigation. The firm has handled matters in nearly every country in the greater European region and in Africa and the Middle East.

      How many Training Contracts do they offer per year: 10

      When does their Training Contract application window open and close: January – 31 July

      Do they sponsor your legal qualifications (how much): GDL: -£10,000  LPC: -£10,000

      Where are their UK offices: London

      Which areas do they specialise in: Corporate, tax

      Website: www.skadden.com

      Jones Day

      Profile: Jones Day is a global law firm with more than 2,500 lawyers in 43 offices across five continents. The Firm is distinguished by a singular tradition of client service; the mutual commitment to, and the seamless collaboration of, a true partnership; formidable legal talent across multiple disciplines and jurisdictions; and shared professional values that focus on client needs.

      How many Training Contracts do they offer per year: 20

      When does their Training Contract application window open and close: 1 September – 10 January

      Do they sponsor your legal qualifications (how much): GDL: -£10,000  LPC: -£10,000

      Where are their UK offices: London

      Which areas do they specialise in: M&A, real estate, commercial 

      Website: www.jonesday.com/london

      Other big dogs 

       The UK is a hotbed of brilliant law firms. Make the most of it by applying to some of these law firms.

      Kennedys

      Profile: Kennedys is a global law firm with unrivalled expertise in the insurance/reinsurance and liability industries. With over 2000 people worldwide across 37 offices in the UK and Europe, the Americas, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East, we have some of the most respected legal minds in their fields. We act for insurers, reinsurers, self-insureds, Lloyd’s Syndicates, claim handlers and brokers, TPAs, self-insured national public transport companies, corporates, retailers and local authorities. Our lawyers understand the impact of not only current but also proposed regulations and advise our clients on the implications this will have on their business.

      How many Training Contracts do they offer per year: 18

      When does their Training Contract application window open and close: October – 31 December 

      Do they sponsor your legal qualifications (how much): No

      Where are their UK offices: Belfast, Birmingham, Cambridge, Chelmsford, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, Manchester, Sheffield, Taunton

      Which areas do they specialise in: Insurance, healthcare, dispute resolution, litigation 

      Website: http://www.kennedyslaw.com/

      Pinsent Masons

      Profile: Pinsent Masons is a global 100 law firm, specialising particularly in the energy, infrastructure, financial services, real estate and advanced manufacturing and technology sectors. The firm employs over 3000 people worldwide, including around 1500 lawyers and more than 400 partners. The firm’s international footprint encompasses seven offices across Asia Pacific, two offices in the Middle East, six offices in continental Europe and one in Africa. The firm also has comprehensive coverage across each of the UK’s three legal jurisdictions.

      How many Training Contracts do they offer per year: 68

      When does their Training Contract application window open and close: September – July

      Do they sponsor your legal qualifications (how much): GDL: Yes LPC: Yes

      Where are their UK offices: Aberdeen, Belfast, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Manchester

       Which areas do they specialise in: Finance, energy, real estate 

      Website: www.pinsentmasons.com

      Hogan Lovells

      Profile: We are Hogan Lovells: one of the world’s most established global law firms, solving some of the toughest legal problems in 48 international locations. The best part? We do it all as one team, seamlessly across continents, borders and time zones.

      How many Training Contracts do they offer per year: 50

      When does their Training Contract application window open and close: 16 September – 31 January (non-law grads) or 31 July (Law grads, Current GDL, LPC)

      Do they sponsor your legal qualifications (how much): GDL: £8,000 LPC: £10,000

      Where are their UK offices: London

      Which areas do they specialise in: Corporate, intellectual property, litigation

      Website: www.hoganlovells.com

      CMS

      Profile: CMS is a future-facing law firm combining top quality sector expertise with international scale and a strategy to become a progressive technology-driven firm. The firm focuses on delivering rewarding futures for its clients, its communities and its people. Across its six core sectors of energy, financial services, infrastructure and project finance, life sciences and healthcare, real estate and technology, media and communications, CMS has some of the most creative legal minds. Its lawyers are immersed in the clients’ worlds, are genuine experts in their fields and are knowledgeable about business issues faced daily by organisations.

      How many Training Contracts do they offer per year: 65

      When does their Training Contract application window open and close: September – 4 January

      Do they sponsor your legal qualifications (how much): GDL: £7,500 (London), £5,000 (Outside London)  LPC: £7,500 (London), £5,000 (Outside London)  

      Where are their UK offices: Aberdeen, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, Manchester, Reading, Sheffield 

      Which areas do they specialise in: Corporate, employment, pensions

      Website: cms.law/en/GBR/

      Dentons

       Profile: Dentons is different. We make no secret of our willingness to challenge the traditional or expected. From our polycentric approach to the diverse geographic and cultural backgrounds of our talent, our unique nature allows us to better serve our clients and offers a career path with unprecedented opportunity.

      How many Training Contracts do they offer per year: 46

      When does their Training Contract application window open and close: September – 30 June

      Do they sponsor your legal qualifications (how much): GDL: £6000 LPC: £6000

      Where are their UK offices: Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, Milton Keynes, Watford

      Which areas do they specialise in: Corporate, environment, tax 

      Website: www.dentons.com

      Norton Rose Fulbright

      Profile: We provide the world’s preeminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. We have more than 4,000 lawyers and other legal staff based in Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, the Middle East and Africa

      How many Training Contracts do they offer per year: 45

      When does their Training Contract application window open and close: 1 October – 12 January 

      Do they sponsor your legal qualifications (how much): GDL: £8,000 LPC: £10,000

      Where are their UK offices: London, Newcastle 

      Which areas do they specialise in: Finance, energy, health

      Website: www.nortonrosefulbright.com

      Simmons & Simmons

      Profile: Every day, our expert teams across Europe, the Middle East and Asia come together to work on our clients toughest commercial challenges. Our lawyers are sector specialists so they’re experts in the areas that matter most to everyone’s future – from healthcare and technology to the financial forces that power our world. We’re reimagining what a career in law looks like. It’s all part of our long-term strategy to change the way we work, so we can deliver smarter solutions – to our people and our clients. It means that when you join our firm, you’ll discover so much more than the practice of law. We’ll give you all the experiences you need to become a business leader of the future.

      How many Training Contracts do they offer per year: 25

      When does their Training Contract application window open and close: 1 October – 15 November 

      Do they sponsor your legal qualifications (how much): GDL: £7,500 LPC: £9,000

      Where are their UK offices: Bristol, London

      Which areas do they specialise in: Corporate, health, intellectual property

      Website: www.simmons-simmons.com

      Withers

      Profile: Withers is a leading international law firm dedicated to the business, personal and philanthropic interests of successful people, their families, their businesses and their advisers. The firm’s mission is to offer a truly integrated legal service to people with sophisticated global wealth management and business needs. Withers’ reputation in commercial transactions and litigation, along with its status as the largest private client team in Europe and leading family and trust disputes teams, sets it apart from other City firms. The firm is consistently ranked amongst the top international law firms in its major practice areas.

      How many Training Contracts do they offer per year: 18

      When does their Training Contract application window open and close: 1 November – 31 July 

      Do they sponsor your legal qualifications (how much): GDL: £5,000 LPC: £5,000

      Where are their UK offices: London

      Which areas do they specialise in: Tax, litigation, family law, immigration

      Website: www.withersworldwide.com

      Farrer & Co

      Profile: We provide a range of specialist, high-quality legal services to businesses, charities and institutions, private individuals and families. Our clients include banks, major businesses and media groups, as well as schools, charities, high net worth entrepreneurs and landed estates. We work to provide a seamless and integrated legal service for every client. Our aim is to solve the difficult issues that matter to its clients, whether those are complex transactional, reputational, regulatory, constitutional or personal issues, or a combination of them. We pride ourselves not only on our technical ability and commercial acumen but on our ability to provide practical, versatile and cost-effective solutions to our clients’ legal requirements. Our clients operate across the world, with activities and assets in multiple jurisdictions. As a result, the majority of our work has an international element, giving our lawyers worldwide experience in their specialist areas.

      How many Training Contracts do they offer per year: 10

      When does their Training Contract application window open and close: 1 November – 31 July

      Do they sponsor your legal qualifications (how much): GDL: £7,000 LPC: £7,000

      Where are their UK offices: London

      Which areas do they specialise in: Corporate, family law, immigration 

      Website: www.farrer.co.uk

      Eversheds Sutherland

      Profile: Eversheds Sutherland is one of the world’s largest full-service law firms operating as one team, across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and North America. Recognised as the leading innovators in the legal sector, we provide new legal and business solutions to meet the needs of our clients. Eversheds Sutherland is about consistently delivering great service whenever our clients need it.

      How many Training Contracts do they offer per year: 50

      When does their Training Contract application window open and close: 1 March – 28 June

      Do they sponsor your legal qualifications (how much): GDL: £5,000 LPC: £5,000

      Where are their UK offices: Birmingham, Cambridge, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Ipswich, Leeds, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham 

      Which areas do they specialise in: Commercial, litigation, dispute management, real estate

      Website: www.eversheds.com

      Stephenson Harwood

      Profile: Stephenson Harwood is a law firm of over 1300 people worldwide, including more than 180 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

      How many Training Contracts do they offer per year: 20

      When does their Training Contract application window open and close: 1 October – 31 July

      Do they sponsor your legal qualifications (how much): GDL: £6,000 LPC: £6,000

      Where are their UK offices: London

      Which areas do they specialise in: Commercial litigation, corporate, employment, pensions, marine 

      Website: www.shlegal.com

      Boodle Hatfield

      Profile: Boodle Hatfield is a highly successful law firm which has been providing bespoke legal services to leading families, businesses and entrepreneurs for nearly 300 years. They still act for some of their very first clients and are proud to do so. The firm has grown into a substantial practice, serving the full spectrum of commercial and private clients, both domestically and internationally from their offices in London and Oxford.

      How many Training Contracts do they offer per year: 4

      When does their Training Contract application window open and close: 1 November – 30 June

      Do they sponsor your legal qualifications (how much): GDL: £6,000 LPC: £6,000

      Where are their UK offices: London, Oxford

      Which areas do they specialise in: Property, litigation, family law

      Website: www.boodlehatfield.com

      That’s a wrap. Now it’s up to you to decide 

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