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Description
Description

Berrymans Lace Mawer MyLocker firm

Overview

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.


Sponsorship

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


Offices

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

News

27/02/2014

More firms confirm retention rates for Spring qualifiers

A number of firms, including Baker & McKenzie, Pinsent Masons and Mayer Brown, have confirmed how many Spring 2014 qualifiers have secured newly qualified positions.

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28/06/2013

UoL opens bursary for York students

The University of Law in York has announced that it is inviting applications from law students for the annual Tracy Kaye/Berrymans Lace Mawer LLP Memorial Bursary, which helps towards LPC tuition fees.

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13/12/2012

Four A4L firms open vac scheme applications

A quartet of firms is now taking applications for summer vacation schemes through Apply4Law. Apply yourselves!

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07/06/2012

CoL York bursary applications open

The College of Law in York has announced that it is inviting applications from law students for the annual Tracy Kaye/Berrymans Lace Mawer LLP Memorial Bursary, which helps towards LPC tuition fees.

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05/01/2012

Nearly half of employees at UK top 50 are LinkedIn

New research has revealed that almost half of the 85,000 partners and employees working in the top 50 UK law firms are now on LinkedIn, the professional networking site.

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