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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

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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.

Taylor Wessing won Best trainer - Large City firm at the LawCareers.Net Training & Recruitment Awards 2014.


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 2015: 40+
Duration: two weeks
Remuneration: £250 per week
Closing date: 31 January 2015

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

Berlin, Bratislava, Brussels, Budapest, Cambridge, Dubai, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Indonesia, Hamburg, Kiev, London, Munich, New York City, Palo Alto, Paris, Prague, Singapore, South Korea, Vienna and Warsaw.


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 (2014)
  • 16.0% female
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Lawyer diversity:
  • 42.0% male (2014)
  • 58.0% female
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Has client secondments: Yes Compare on LC.N Insights
Client secondments:
  • Media and TV organisations

News

You can read more news about Taylor Wessing here.


22/05/2014

LawCareers.Net Awards honour best in the business

On 22 May 2014 the LawCareers.Net Training & Recruitment Awards celebrated their 11th year with over 200 recruiters, partners, trainees and other friends joining the LawCareers.Net team for a glamorous presentation at Merchant Taylors’ Hall in London.


15/05/2014

LC.N Awards 2014 shortlist announced

Today we are pleased to bring you details of the firms and individuals who are nominated for the 11th annual LawCareers.Net Training & Recruitment Awards.


04/12/2013

Social Mobility Foundation opens applications for 2014 law programme

The Social Mobility Foundation has opened applications for its 2014 programmes, including law, which provide young people from less privileged backgrounds with free mentoring, skills development, internships and support with university applications.


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.


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.


21/02/2012

Scottish firm Biggart Baillie advises Rangers FC administration

Scottish law firm Biggart Baillie has been tasked with advising administrators from Duff & Phelps regarding the case of Glasgow Rangers Football Club, which went into administration on 14 February.

Burning Question

04/11/2014

How to register a store's layout as a trademark

Can a retailer's unique store layout be protected from copycats?


28/10/2014

The effect of energy efficiency on property value

Are energy-inefficient commercial properties at imminent risk of downgraded valuation?


21/10/2014

Controversial tax: base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS)

Why did people get so upset about the levels of UK corporation tax paid by Amazon, Starbucks and others, and what is being done about it?


14/10/2014

Nominee-heavy share registers: a threat to shareholder democracy

Do nominee-heavy share registers weaken engagement with shareholders?


12/11/2013

Medical devices in the UK and EU

What is a medical device?


04/11/2013

Burning issues: energy and construction

What forms the basis of UK energy policy?


29/10/2013

New parody exception: is imitation the sincerest form of flattery?

What is the new proposed copyright parody exception and what will the impact of it be in practice?


22/10/2013

Tax avoidance and the General Anti-Abuse Rule

What is the GAAR and how will it affect what private client lawyers do in practice?


05/02/2013

The lay of the land: CVAs and landlords

What are company voluntary arrangements and what impact do they have on landlords?


29/01/2013

Up in smoke

Can the government really ban all branding on tobacco packaging?

Featured Lawyers

Taylor Wessing

Camille Sage

University of Oxford
Associate

Taylor Wessing's extensive client base means that I work on a broad variety of matters. My day can involve anything from drafting documents, meeting clients or giving presentations - what is exciting is that no day is ever the same.

Meet the Lawyer

Taylor Wessing

Taylor Wessing - Medium sized City firm

  • Charlotte Ford

Apple-crumble-making Charlotte Ford was looking for a firm that offered “responsibility, respect and exposure to great work”, and she found it in Taylor Wessing. Read on for her insight into life as a trainee at this leading international firm.

Meet the Recruiter

Taylor Wessing

Taylor Wessing

  • Sarah Harte

Sarah Harte is Taylor Wessing’s graduate recruitment officer – this way for advice on applying for a training contract at this full-service commercial firm that is also famed for its swanky roof-terrace socials.

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.


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