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Boodle Hatfield LLP

5 vacancies
9 trainees
38 partners
160 staff
Boodle Hatfield is a highly successful law firm which advises wealthy individuals, families, property owners and businesses in the United Kingdom and internationally.

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More info

Applicants are asked to apply online via the firm's website. Applications for training contracts starting in 2026 should be submitted between 1 November 2023 and 19 June 2024.

Applications to

Mrs Jenny Sanghera

Method of application

Online application form

Method of assessment

  • Assessment centre
  • HR-led interview
  • Partner interview
  • Psychometric testing

Boodle Hatfield is a highly successful London law firm with a heritage spanning almost 300 years advising wealthy families, property investors, landed estates, entrepreneurs and family businesses. Today, much of our work has an international dimension as many internationally mobile clients turn to us to help them structure and preserve their wealth or to advise them on their property investments and business activities in the UK.

The interplay of the skills between our five major areas - private wealth, property, corporate, litigation and family – makes us particular well placed to serve these individuals and businesses from our offices in London (Bankside and Mayfair) and Oxford.

Applications for the 2024 vacation scheme should be submitted via the application form on the website at from 1 November 2023 to 31 January 2024.

Trainees spend six months in up to four of the firm’s main areas: private client and tax, property, corporate, litigation and family. Boodle Hatfield is well known for the high quality of its training. All trainees are involved in client work from the start and are encouraged to handle their own files personally as soon as they are able to do so, (with the appropriate supervision). The firm’s trainees therefore have a greater degree of client contact than in many firms with the result that they should be able to take on more responsibility at an early stage. Trainees are assigned a supervisor in each seat and are given formal appraisals every three months which are designed as a two-way process and give trainees the chance to discuss their progress and to indicate where more can be done to help in their ongoing training and development.

The qualities the firm looks for in their trainees are commitment, flexibility and the ability to work as part of a team and a minimum of 2.1 at university.

Payment of course fees, plus a maintenance grant of £8,000 per year of study, is offered to future trainees who have yet to complete their PGDL, LPC or SQE.

  • Private client & tax
  • Property
  • Corporate
  • Litigation
  • Family
  • Corporate & Commercial
  • General Commercial
  • Niche

Practice Areas

Extra info

240 Blackfriars Road, London, SE1 8NW
Phone: 020 7629 7411
Email: [email protected]
Work placement: Yes
Number of work placements: 6
Minimum qualification: 2:1 degree or equivalent is essential
Start salary: £45,000
Fees paid for:
  • LPC
  • SQE
Turnover: £30,733 (2022)
Training contract applications: 341 (2023)
Retention rate: 80% (2023)
Partner diversity:
  • 55.0% male (2022)
  • 45.0% female
Lawyer diversity:
  • 35.0% male (2022)
  • 65.0% female
  • London
  • Oxford