Training contracts

Trainees represent the future of the firm, and we attach immense importance to, and take great care with, their recruitment.

Claire Gordon, Graduate Recruitment Partner

Every summer we select between eight and ten outstanding individuals to begin training contracts with the firm in two years’ time. Our minimum academic requirements are one A and two Bs at A level (or equivalent) and an upper second-class degree (unless there are exceptional mitigating circumstances).

Law students may apply at the end of their second undergraduate year. Non-law students may apply at any time from October of their final year. Graduates may apply at any time and we welcome applications from those coming to law following a career change.

First interviews are generally conducted in August and early September by a member of the trainee recruitment team or a partner. Successful interviewees are then invited to a second interview held with two partners.

You will be able to apply for a 2020 training contract from 1 November 2017.

The deadline for applications is 31 July 2018.

For more information on training contracts, call Claire Roche, Graduate Recruitment and Development Adviser  on 020 3375 7000 or email