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Recognised as being leaders in advising construction, engineering, infrastructure and insurance companies, our people possess unrivalled legal knowledge of these sectors. Our training contracts are designed to provide you with the legal experience and business skills to succeed as a lawyer. We are looking for bright, enthusiastic individuals who can think ‘outside the box’ and who are looking to build long and successful careers with us.
The closing date for London and Bristol applications is 28 January 2022, for training contracts to commence in September 2023. To submit an application, please follow the below link to our online recruitment portal: https://www.apply4law.com/beale/ which will open for applications later in the year.
How to applywww.beale-law.com
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Method of assessment
- Partner interview
- Written exercise
Collaborative approach, creative solutions – The Beale & Co ethos is about delivering a friendly and approachable service, with the commitment that the needs of our clients come first – at every stage.
Originally founded in 1838 we have over 180 years’ experience providing specialist legal advice to the construction, engineering, infrastructure and insurance sectors. With over 80 lawyers spread across offices in London, Bristol, Dublin and Dubai, we deliver an innovative and international service to our clients wherever they may be.
In an ever-changing legal market it has never been more important to maintain a high quality specialist service. We have a reputation for working to the highest standards and have thrived in response to a demand that has grown exponentially over the past 25 years.
Our approach is always consistent: we understand the often technically complex issues, identify solutions and implement an appropriate strategy to achieve a successful outcome. Our lawyers are experts in their field and have a genuine understanding of the industries in which they operate.
Moreover, our relative size combined with tight lines of communication makes us extremely agile and able to respond quickly and efficiently to demand. This means that the client gets a high quality and cost-efficient end-to-end service – all the way from briefing to resolution.
Our training contracts are designed to provide you with the legal experience and business skills to succeed as a lawyer. We are looking for bright, enthusiastic individuals who can think ‘outside the box’ and who are looking to build long and successful careers with us.
Trainees work alongside our leading professionals in the fields of construction (UK and international), insurance and corporate/commercial. From the start of the training programme you will be a real part of the team providing the quality service upon which we have built our reputation. We value our trainees and their contribution. You are our future. We will give you opportunities to build relationships with clients and take responsibility for your own matters.
We offer training contracts in three vibrant cities (London, Dublin and Bristol) all providing competitive salaries. There are also regular opportunities to spend time working in our Dubai office. We recognise the demands of performing in today’s business environment and encourage a healthy work/life balance as well as involvement in the active social scene within the Firm.
For further information about Beale & Co visit www.beale-law.com.
Our trainee programme provides the necessary environment, education and support to give you the very best start in your legal career.
Training contracts start in September and last for a period of two years, which is broken down into four seats. Irish training contracts are structured slightly differently to meet the Irish Law Society requirements.
Our training contract includes the following:
Hands on and extensive practical experience in our key fields of expertise including:
Construction, engineering and infrastructure
Corporate and commercial
Working for and sitting with a Partner being involved in a wide range of matters and working as a team with fee earners at all levels
A comprehensive in-house training programme: regular internal practice-specific seminars and external speakers
Involvement in marketing initiatives and know-how including Lexicom network and the Garrick House Network, which is a business network for in-house legal advisers
Active participation in CSR initiatives, which is a key aspect of the firm
Secondment opportunities to Dubai and to our clients in the UK
- Corporate & commercial
- Corporate & Commercial
- General Commercial
Commercial property/real estate
Commercial property lawyers work on a wide range of transactions including offices, retail developments and infrastructure projects.
Company & commercial
Commercial lawyers focus on trade, from commercial agreements about supply, manufacture and distribution to identifying the best routes to market.
Construction & engineering
Contentious construction work involves the resolution of disputes while non-contentious work involves drafting and negotiating contracts and advising on projects.
Commercial litigation involves the resolution of disputes in the corporate and commercial sphere.
Employment, pensions & incentives
Employment lawyers work across all areas of employment law, including handling discrimination, staff restructuring and whistleblowing issues.
Issues such as climate change and the need for alternative energy sources make environmental laws more important than ever.
Insurance and reinsurance is an integral part of commercial activity throughout the world.
IP barristers advise on issues that range from commercial exploitation and infringement disputes to IP rights in large commercial transactions.
Lawyers specialising in professional negligence disputes will handle claims ranging from the relatively low-value to the absolutely enormous.
Large projects involve lawyers specialising in finance, construction and corporate law.