Sponsored by BPP

BLM MyLocker firm


Vacancies: 20
Trainees: 45
Partners: 170
Staff: 1600
Work placement: No
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

For those interested in vacation schemes in 2015 and training contracts in 2016 please apply online via our website.

Application submission deadlines:

Vacation scheme: Date to be confirmed.

Training contract: Date to be confirmed.

Firm description and career prospects

BLM is the UK and Ireland’s leading risk and insurance law business, with over 170 partners and 700 lawyers and technical experts totally dedicated to risk and insurance.

We are unique in the way that we are connected to the wider risk and insurance world and we are proud of our established and deep-rooted presence in the general insurance sector, the London Market and amongst brokers. We also have a significant presence amongst corporate insureds, the public sector and the healthcare industry.

Our reputation rests on our ability to provide solutions that are clear and concise. Everything we do is designed to reduce the time and money our clients spend managing risk, resolving disputes and managing claims. Clients’ interests are at the very heart of all processes, delivering value for money at every stage to assist in controlling costs and indemnity spend, sharing knowledge and protecting brand and reputation.

We are dedicated, precise, straightforward, personable, informed and insightful. Our recommendations and analysis are incisive and to the point. Our clients always know that our strategies are focused on mitigating the risk as well as managing their claim to arrive at the best outcome.

Who should apply

Undergraduates and graduates in all disciplines seeking a training contract in 2016. We also welcome applications from those who have taken the legal executive or paralegal route.


LPC - Full details to be confirmed.

Work placements

The firm's London, Birmingham, and Southampton branches will be offering vacation placements . Our training contract application form has the dual purpose of a vacation placement application. See website for further information.

Training contract programme

We recruit a small number of high-quality trainees each year to ensure that we can provide the best possible training and development opportunities. The training contract is divided into four seats, with exposure to both contentious and to a lesser extent non-contentious work. You are encouraged to practise and develop the skills set down by the Law Society, including negotiation, drafting, interviewing, research, dispute resolution and case management. You will be provided with a training programme to help you be an asset to your team from the start. You are encouraged to take responsibility for your own continuing professional development and identify your own training needs in addition to attendance at in-house courses.

Type of practice

General Commercial

Work areas


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


Turnover: £81,200,000 (2012) Compare on LC.N Insights
Profit per partner: £248,000 (2012) Compare on LC.N Insights
Starting salary: £31,000 Compare on LC.N Insights
Has client secondments: Yes Compare on LC.N Insights
Client secondments:
  • Insurance companies



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