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- Applications to: Ms Sarah Harte
- Method of application: Online application form
- Method of assessment:
Training contract to commence 2019: 30/04/2017 Summer work placement: 30/01/2017
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.
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.
|Number of work placements:||40|
|Minimum qualification:||ABB at A level and 2.1 degree|
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 at www.taylorwessing.com/graduate. The deadline for our vacation schemes is 30 January 2017 and 30 April 2017 for training contract applications.
We look for team players with a minimum of ABB grades at A level and a 2.1 degree in any discipline. You’ll need to be confident and enthusiastic with the communication skills to build vibrant relationships with our clients. You’ll have the energy, ambition and creativity to take early responsibility and have a real impact on our business and our clients’ business. You’ll also be committed to a career in law, with a genuine passion to learn and explore new boundaries.
Firm description and career prospects
Taylor Wessing is a full-service international law firm, standing at the forefront of the industries of tomorrow. Acting as legal advisors to well-known clients in progressive and cutting-edge sectors, we’re a firm for the ground breakers, the smart thinkers and the trail blazers. Our spark, focus and lateral thinking make us exceptional legal advisors, helping our clients to succeed by thinking innovatively about their business issues.
Our focus on the industries of tomorrow - technology, media and communications, life sciences, private wealth and energy - means that alongside law students, we also recruit a wide range of students who have studied non-law degrees. Our clients include private and public companies, financial institutions, professional service firms, public sector bodies of both large and medium size and wealthy individuals. Our international presence is also something that we strive to protect as we continue to strengthen our brand globally. Combining a pan-European network with a strong presence in the Middle East, India, China and North America, we are the leading firm for inward investment from North America and experts in IP protection and enforcement rights across the globe. That’s why we advise half of the world’s top 100 brands.
Types of work
Taylor Wessing offers industry-focused advice and in-depth sector experience gained by bringing together internationally-focused lawyers from diverse legal backgrounds 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.
Taylor Wessing now sponsors their trainees to be enrolled in Masters in Legal Practice with Business (MA LPC with Business) to focus on the development of their wider commercial skills.
GDL and LPC fees at BPP London sponsored. A maintenance grant is provided.
Our award winning vacation schemes (ranked number one in law based on student reviews on RateMyPlacement 2016) are designed for you to experience life as a trainee solicitor in a fast-paced and innovative City law firm. You’ll spend two weeks in two different practice groups gaining first-hand experience under the supervision of associates and partners. We have 40 places in 2017 and the closing date for applications is 30 January 2017.
Training contract programme
Our award winning training (we won LawCareers.Net Best Trainer - Large City Firm 2014) combines our 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. Our programme is recognised for the extent of partner contact available to trainees, and you'll work closely with associates on high-quality work from the outset. Frequent client contact and secondment opportunities to their offices are also offered and regular support and feedback every step of the way will ensure that your career is aligned to the growth and needs of the firm and our clients.
We won ‘Top Companies for Graduates to Work for in Law 2016 -17 (small intake)' from The JobCrowd.
Type of practice
Corporate & Commercial, General Commercial
33 offices in 20 countries: Amsterdam, Berlin, Bratislava, Brussels, Budapest, Cambridge, Dubai, Dusseldorf, Eindhoven, Frankfurt, Indonesia, Hamburg, Hanoi, Hong Kong, Ho Chi Minh City, Jeddah, Kiev, London, London Tech City, Munich, New York City, Palo Alto, Paris, Prague, Riyadh, Singapore, South Korea, Vienna and Warsaw
Blackfriars Settlement, Lawyers Volunteering for the Arts, Mary Ward Legal Advice Centre
Diversity access schemes
Future First, PRIME, Social Mobility Foundation