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Berrymans Lace Mawer MyLocker firm


Vacancies: 20
Trainees: 45
Partners: 166
Staff: 1314
Work placement: Yes
Number of work placements: 10
Minimum qualification: 2.1 degree
Start salary: London office: £31,000; Regional offices: £22,000
Sponsorship: LPC

Application details and method of selection

For those interested in vacation schemes in 2014 and training contracts in 2016 please apply online via our website.

Application submission deadlines:

Vacation scheme: 7 February 2014
Training contract: 27 June 2014

Firm description and career prospects

Berrymans Lace Mawer LLP (BLM) is a top 50 law firm specialising in dispute resolution in the liability and insurance sectors. Its clients include insurers, Lloyd's syndicates, underwriters, MGAs, brokers, corporate policyholders, public sector organisations, professional indemnifiers and other market organisations. The firm is instructed on a broad spectrum of legal issues and act for clients in key sectors such as construction & property, healthcare, leisure & retail, transport & logistics, professional services, education, the public sector, manufacturing and in the London Market.

The firm has 166 partners and over 1,300 staff across nine offices in the UK and Ireland.

In addition to receiving an excellent legal service, of increasing importance to our clients is that we keep them informed of policy, regulatory and legislative consultations and assist them in participating in the debate on reform proposals. We take an early and proactive approach which means we can work closely with clients so they understand the likely outcomes and impacts on their businesses and can plan accordingly

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 over the Easter period. 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



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