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Ince & Co LLP

Overview

Vacancies: 10
Trainees: 25
Partners: 96
Staff: 633
Work placement: Yes
Number of work placements: 10
Minimum qualification: 2.1 degree, AAB at A-level
Start salary: £36,000
Sponsorship: PgDL & LPC

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Application details and method of selection

Applications for our 2017 trainee intake can be submitted between 1 February 2015 and 31 July 2015. We recruit on a rolling basis so please apply as early as possible to be in with the best chance of securing an interview.

All applications must be made online via our website at graduates.incelaw.com.


Firm description and career prospects

With over 140 years of experience we're one of the oldest law firms in the City, but we're not bound by tradition. We've built our success by always taking an innovative approach, looking for new ways to apply legal strategies and create new law. Whilst our international firm and world leading reputation was initially built on shipping and insurance, over the decades we have successfully explored new territory and established our expertise across a number of specific industries. We don't have rigid departmental structures here, instead we have five core business groups: aviation, energy and offshore, insurance and reinsurance, international trade and shipping. With clients ranging from insurers, brokers and banks, to oil companies and shipping companies, to airlines, aircraft manufacturers, entrepreneurs and major international trading groups - we can open up a world of opportunity for you.

Our open, friendly culture will allow you to make a real contribution and get involved in all aspects of our practice areas. You'll also enjoy the support of our partners and solicitors as they share their experience - after all, you'll be working closely with them on cases, so they'll want you to be your best too. Academically you'll need at least a 2.1 and AAB at A level. We recruit an even mix of law and non-law graduates from a wide range of backgrounds. We're looking for excellent communicators with tenacity, initiative and integrity who relish responsibility and thrive on a challenge. You should also be able to work happily whether you're in a large cross-jurisdictional team or with a partner as a team of two. Self-motivated, you'll also be able to juggle competing priorities and take a proactive approach to developing your caseload. The ability to understand the law and apply it or challenge it in real-time, fast moving situations is also essential.


Sponsorship

We will pay your GDL and LPC fees and provide you with a maintenance grant. For the GDL we currently pay a maintenance grant of £6,500 for study within London and Guildford and £6,000 for elsewhere, and for the LPC this is currently £7,000 for study within London and Guildford and £6,500 for elsewhere.


Work placements

Running during the Easter vacation, our two-week trainee recruitment placement scheme (TRPS) gives you a practical insight into our practice and a taste of life as a trainee at Ince. We welcome a maximum of five people on the TRPS at any one time so that we can give you all the attention and support you need. Sitting with a partner and with an experienced trainee assigned as your 'minder', you'll work on real cases - which may involve attending court and hearings, meeting clients, drafting correspondence and doing legal research.

We'll arrange for you to see work in practice, with a tour of the Royal Courts of Justice and the Lloyd's building. You're also welcome to attend any of the many in-house lectures arranged for our trainees throughout the year. And, on top of all this valuable experience, you'll also receive a payment of £250 per week.


Training contract programme

Trainees sit with four different partners for six months at a time throughout their training. Under close supervision, they are encouraged from an early stage to meet and visit clients, interview witnesses, liaise with counsel, deal with technical experts and handle opposing lawyers. They will quickly build up a portfolio of cases from a number of partners involved in a cross section of the firm's practice and will see their cases through from start to finish.

There are opportunities to spend seats in overseas offices. Trainees have been seconded to Dubai, Hamburg, Paris, Piraeus and Shanghai. They will also attend in-house and external lectures, conferences and seminars on practical and legal topics.


Type of practice

Niche, Corporate & Commercial


Work areas


Offices

London

Insights

Turnover: £86,700,000 (2013) Compare on LC.N Insights
Profit per partner: £575,000 (2012) Compare on LC.N Insights
Starting salary: £36,000 Compare on LC.N Insights
Training contract applications: 595 (2014) Compare on LC.N Insights
Retention rate: 66% (2014) Compare on LC.N Insights
Partner diversity:
  • 84.0% male (2014)
  • 16.0% female
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Lawyer diversity:
  • 41.6% male (2014)
  • 58.4% female
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Has overseas secondments: Yes Compare on LC.N Insights

News

You can read more news about Ince & Co LLP here.


28/11/2013

ULaw launches annual student mentoring scheme

The University of Law has launched its student mentoring scheme for 2013, with over 200 legal professionals committing to the scheme in London, amidst a group of over 600 nationwide, across ULaw's eight UK centres.


16/05/2013

LawCareers.Net Awards makes it a perfect 10

The LawCareers.Net Training & Recruitment Awards celebrated their 10th year with over 200 recruiters, partners, trainees and other friends joining the LawCareers.Net team for a chic riverside reception at the Design Museum, Shad Thames.


10/05/2013

LC.N Awards shortlist announced

Today we are pleased to bring you details of the firms and individuals who are nominated for the 10th annual LawCareers.Net Training & Recruitment Awards.


28/03/2013

LC.N survey winner receives £1K boost

LawCareers.Net's annual reader survey has left one aspiring solicitor £1,000 richer.


04/12/2012

A decatet of firms enter vac scheme arena

Ten more Apply4Law firms have opened up their summer vacation scheme systems, eager to receive well thought-out submissions from would-be joiners.


25/05/2012

LawCareers.Net Award winners inspire new generation of lawyers

On 24 May 2012 240 guests attended the ninth annual LawCareers.Net Training & Recruitment Awards.


08/05/2012

TARAs shortlist revealed

Today we are pleased to bring you details of the firms and individuals who are nominated for the ninth annual LawCareers.Net Training & Recruitment Awards. The awards will be presented at a glamorous event at the top of 'The Gherkin' later this month.

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Featured Lawyers

Ince & Co LLP

Andrew McAdam

University of Edinburgh
Trainee Solicitor

As a trainee, no two days are the same and the work is consistently challenging and interesting. The fact that you can approach anyone in the firm and ask for work means you are always learning, developing your skills and meeting new people.


Ince & Co LLP

Geraldine Koon Kam King

Other
Trainee Solicitor

Ince is truly an international firm - cases often involve multiple jurisdictions, laws and languages, which makes the work even more interesting. There are also many opportunities to attend training sessions and lectures that provide us with essential updates.

Meet the Recruiter

Ince & Co LLP

Ince & Co LLP

  • Rebecca Withers

London Grammar fan Rebecca Withers has plenty of advice to share on applying to a firm with the unique identity and specialisms of Ince & Co. Read on for her words of wisdom.


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