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|Number of work placements:||18|
|Start salary:||£37,000 London, £30,000 Guildford, £26,500 Cheltenham|
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Application details and method of selection
30 June 2018 for training contracts to commence in 2020
31 January 2018 for the summer placement 2018
Firm description and career prospects
Charles Russell Speechlys is one of a small number of law firms which provides personalised, considered advice to dynamic and entrepreneurial organisations, as well as astutely commercial advice to individuals and their families.
We are uniquely positioned to provide comprehensive advice where these two sets of needs overlap and as a result we work with some of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs, wealthy families and growth businesses.
Our approach is to take both a long-term and broad view, helping our clients to make the right decisions now and for the future.
We adapt to the needs of each of our clients and work with them in a highly responsive and personal way, sensitively guiding them to the right outcome. Many much larger commercial clients find our approach a refreshing alternative to that of larger, but less personal law firms.
We undertake to pay GDL and/or LPC course fees together with a maintenance grant.
Our scheme offers a detailed introduction to the legal world, taking place in the London office for three weeks and the Guildford office for two weeks. Each week is spent in a different practice area where you will carry out fee-earning work that could include attending client meetings and going to court. Support is always close at hand, with a current trainee as mentor and an associate as sponsor for each placement. Our summer scheme also has a programme of sports and social events to give you a real insight into the culture of the firm.
Training contract programme
The two-year training contract at Charles Russell Speechlys is divided into four seats, giving trainees the opportunity to experience a range of different practice areas before qualification. This gives our trainees the chance to engage in high level work with both private clients and commercial clients.
Throughout the training contract, there are regular meetings and reviews between the trainees and their supervisors to ensure they are continuing to receive a broad range of quality work and that they are developing the required skills and knowledge as they progress through their seats.
Banking and finance, commercial, commercial dispute resolution, construction, engineering and projects, contentious trusts and estates, corporate, corporate recovery and insolvency, employment, pensions and immigration, family, financial services and tax, IP litigation, private property, property litigation, real estate and tax, trusts and succession.
Type of practice
Corporate & Commercial, General Commercial, General Practice
London, Guildford, Cheltenham, Doha, Geneva, Luxembourg, Manama, Paris, Zurich
Bethnal Green Legal Advice Centre, Blackfriars Settlement, London Legal Support Trust (LLST), The Royal Courts of Justice Advice Bureau
Diversity access schemes
Black Solicitors' Network, Inspire!, Law Society Diversity Access Scheme, Legal and Social Mobility Partnership, Pathways to Law, PRIME, Stonewall, Sutton Trust, Working Families