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BLM MyLocker firm


Vacancies: 62
Trainees: 53
Partners: 200
Staff: 1800
Work placement: Yes
Number of work placements: 20
Minimum qualification: 2.1 degree
Start salary: London office: £31,000; Regional offices: £22,000
Sponsorship: LPC

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Application details and method of selection

Please apply via www.apply4law.com/blm-law.

Firm description and career prospects

With strong ambitions for growth and expansion, BLM's goal is to be recognised as one of the leading global risk and insurance law businesses by 2020. The firm is now a £100m business and has the strength and breadth to work with more customers across more lines of business and in more locations.

We have an established and deep-rooted presence in the general insurance sector, the London market and amongst brokers. We also have a significant presence among corporate businesses many of whom are multi-national, the public sector and the healthcare industry.

Our team of over 200 partners and more than 800 legal specialists are completely dedicated to the risk and insurance market and are recognised for having the capability, creativity and energy to bring new and novel approaches to the sector.

The firm regularly handles work with an international dimension, representing UK companies operating abroad, acting for international organisations or handling multi-jurisdictional cases.


LPC - Full details to be confirmed.

Work placements

Our brand new vacation scheme will be launched for 2016, giving you the opportunity to spend two weeks in either our Manchester or London office. You’ll be paired up with one of our current trainees and will have the opportunity to really get to grips with what we do day to day. You'll also work with our partners and associates too, contributing to live cases and be given real responsibility, right from the very start.

Training contract programme

The training contract

Your training will begin from day one and continue throughout your time with us. The two year programme has been designed to maximise your potential, give you exposure to teams across the business and develop the skills you’ll need as a qualified solicitor

The training contract is divided into four six-month seats, giving you the opportunity to experience a variety of practice areas within insurance law. These can include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Personal injury
  • Clinical negligence
  • Construction
  • Occupational disease
  • Professional negligence
  • Property insurance and recovery

You may also have the opportunity to spend time on secondment with clients or with the Association of British Insurers. Throughout your programme you will work with our partners and associates on a variety of cases from low to complex, high-value claims, from initial investigation through to trial. You will have all of the support that you need from your assigned supervisor and the graduate team.

What we are looking for in you

We are very much looking for talented people who can become future partners of the firm. We want ambitious, confident and enthusiastic graduates who will help BLM and our clients to achieve their goals. You should look forward to assuming real responsibility in a supportive environment from an early stage.

What we offer you

We recruit a small number of high-quality trainees each year to ensure that we can provide the best possible training and development opportunities. We know that our success is dependent on the talented people we recruit and we will support you every step of the way. You will be allocated a 'buddy' who will be there when you need informal advice and support, and a supervisor in each seat to make sure that you are on track and developing.

Type of practice

General Commercial

Work areas


Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Derry, Dublin, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Southampton, Glasgow, Edinburgh

Probono initiatives

Citizens Advice Bureau, The Royal Courts of Justice Advice Bureau


Turnover: £104,100,000 (2014) Compare on LC.N Insights
Profit per partner: £249,000 (2014) Compare on LC.N Insights
Starting salary: £31,000 Compare on LC.N Insights
Retention rate: 90% (2015) Compare on LC.N Insights
Partner diversity:
  • 67.0% male (2015)
  • 33.0% female
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Has client secondments: Yes Compare on LC.N Insights
Client secondments:
  • Insurance companies



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