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Taylor Wessing

Overview

Vacancies: 22
Trainees: 47
Partners: 400
Staff: 1800
Work placement: Yes
Number of work placements: 40
Minimum qualification: 2.1 degree
Start salary: £37,000
Sponsorship: GDL/LPC

Remember to cite LawCareers.Net on your application form if you apply to Taylor Wessing.

Application details and method of selection

All candidates need to apply via our online application form, which can be found on our website, graduate.taylorwessing.com.

We look for people with a minimum of ABB grades at A level and a 2.1 degree in any discipline. You will need to be a team player with the communication skills to build vibrant relationships with our clients. You will have the energy, ambition and creativity to take early responsibility and have a real impact on our business and our clients' business. You will also be committed to a career in law, with a genuine drive to learn and explore new boundaries.


Firm description and career prospects

Taylor Wessing is a leading international law firm where you can move your career forward, faster. We are looking for the trusted advisors of tomorrow who can think creatively, be proactive and stay close to our clients and identify and deliver innovative solutions that help their businesses grow. Our clients include large and medium size, private and public companies, financial institutions, professional service firms, public sector bodies and wealthy individuals. Our focus is on the sectors that we believe are the industries of tomorrow: energy; life sciences; technology, media and communications; and private wealth. We are experts in providing a seamless, high-quality service to global clients across our 23 offices in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. We also have a strong presence in India and North America, are the leading firm for inward investment from North America into Europe, and are experts in IP protection and enforcement rights across the globe. That is why we work for 60% of the world's top 50 brands.

To find out what it is like to work at Taylor Wessing read the firm's Meet the Lawyer profile.


Types of work

We offer industry-focused advice and in-depth sector experience by grouping together lawyers from different legal disciplines including: banking and finance; capital markets; copyright and media law; corporate; commercial agreements; construction and engineering; employment and pensions; EU competition, IT and telecoms; litigation and dispute resolution; patents; planning and environment; private client; projects; real estate; restructuring and corporate recovery; tax; trade marks and designs.


Sponsorship

GDL and LPC fees at BPP London sponsored. A maintenance grant is provided.


Work placements

Places for 2014: 40+
Duration: two weeks
Remuneration: £250 per week
Closing date: 31 January 2014

Our vacation schemes are designed for you to experience life as a trainee solicitor in a uniquely innovative City law firm. You will spend two weeks in two different practice groups gaining first-hand experience under the supervision of associates and partners.


Training contract programme

Our training programme combines the in-house Professional Skills Course with six-month seats in four different practice groups, including one contentious seat and one in our corporate or finance areas. Working closely with partners and associates on high-quality work from the outset, you will get regular support and feedback every step of the way to align your career to the growth and needs of the firm and our clients. There are also secondment opportunities to our clients.


Type of practice

Corporate & Commercial, General Commercial


Work areas


Offices

London


Probono initiatives

Blackfriars Settlement, Mary Ward Legal Advice Centre


Diversity access schemes

PRIME, Social Mobility Foundation

Insights

Turnover: £212,500,000 (2012) Compare on LC.N Insights
Profit per partner: £600,000 (2012) Compare on LC.N Insights
Starting salary: £37,000 Compare on LC.N Insights
Training contract applications: 1,300 (2013) Compare on LC.N Insights
Retention rate: 70% (2013) Compare on LC.N Insights
Partner diversity:
  • 84.0% male (2013)
  • 16.0% female
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Lawyer diversity:
  • 42.0% male (2013)
  • 58.0% female
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Has client secondments: Yes Compare on LC.N Insights
Client secondments:
  • Media and TV organisations

News

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Meet the Lawyer

Taylor Wessing

Taylor Wessing - Medium sized City firm

  • Dan Fallon

A wide variety of practice areas attracted Dan to apply to Taylor Wessing; now an associate, the firm impresses on ever more levels. Read on.

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Meet the Recruiter

Taylor Wessing

Taylor Wessing

  • Rebecca McEwan

Having launched her own career from a vacation scheme, Rebecca McEwan of Taylor Wessing knows their importance more than most. Read on for her work experience advice and other top recruitment tips.

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Award Winner

LC.N Awards Winner 2014

Taylor Wessing

Very good at giving you responsibility from day one. You can clearly see how much trust the partners and associates put in you.