Our worldwide reputation is built on the expertise of our lawyers, who are specialists in many different areas of the law. If you’re ambitious enough to join them, we’ll help you build a law career that is everything you want it to be.
It won’t be easy, but it will be very rewarding. Our career framework will give you the structure you need to climb as high as you wish to go. We’ll also give you all the tools and guidance you need to realise your potential. The rest is up to you and what you can bring to the Firm.
Salary and benefits
Train with us and we’ll gladly recognise your value. You’ll earn a competitive salary of £40,000 for first-year London trainees, rising to £44,000 in the second year and £65,000 upon qualification. In Milton Keynes & Watford first-year trainees earn £28,500, rising to £30,000 in the second year and £44,000 upon qualification.
We’ll also pay your GDL/LPC law school fees during actual years of study, as well as study maintenance grants of £5,000 per year of study (£6,000 in London) during actual years of study.
On top of that, during your training contract you’ll enjoy numerous benefits – and you’ll get to choose the ones that best fit your lifestyle, from the option to buy or sell holiday, private health cover, income protection insurance, subsidised gym membership, pension and many others.
Support and development
You are the future of our Firm, which is why we’ll put many resources into your development. You’ll receive daily support from your supervisor, trainee representatives and our Human Resources department. In each of our practices, a partner will also hold responsibility for overseeing your training.
To ensure you stay on the right track, you’ll also get frequent feedback – informally on a day-to-day basis, in a mid-seat review at the three-month stage and through a formal appraisal at the end of each seat.
We know you want to reach your potential – you wouldn’t be here otherwise. So our career framework is designed to take you there by identifying and rewarding talent and by encouraging progress at a pace that suits you.
That means your training won’t end once you qualify. You’ll continue to hone your legal skills and knowledge at weekly seminars and workshops. These sessions aim to help you develop and support your legal knowledge within the particular area of law that you qualify in.