DLA Piper UK LLP
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|Vacancies:||Up to 70|
|Number of work placements:||100|
|Minimum qualification:||ABB at A level or equivalent; 2.1 degree, any discipline|
|Start salary:||£44,000 (London), £27,000 (non-London)|
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Application details and method of selection
All DLA Piper training contract applications should be submitted online. We recruit on a rolling basis.
Firm description and career prospects
DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, positioning us to help clients with their legal needs around the world.
Unlike many law firms, DLA Piper is organised to provide clients with a range of essential business advice, not just on large scale mergers and acquisitions and banking deals but also on people and employment, commercial dealings, litigation, insurance, real estate, IT, intellectual property, plans for restructuring and tax. It has a comprehensive, award winning client relationship management programme and the brand is built upon local legal excellence and global capability.
DLA Piper has the following practice groups: corporate, employment, finance and projects, intellectual property and technology, litigation and regulatory, real estate restructuring, tax.
To find out what it is like to work at DLA Piper UK LLP read the firm's Meet the Lawyer profile.
Where training contracts are secured prior to course completion, we fully fund the LPC and the GDL. We also offer maintenance grants of up to £8,000.
There are 100 vacation scheme places offered by DLA Piper across the firm's seven UK offices. The scheme is three weeks in duration, commencing with a week-long induction programme in the firm's London office. The induction programme gives students the opportunity to hear from the firm's senior leaders, to participate in professional skills training, to attend networking events and to participate in responsible business activities.
Students spend the second and third weeks of the scheme undertaking work experience placements in two of the firm's practice groups. The scheme also has daily practice group insight sessions and thought leadership seminars.
Training contract programme
Trainees complete four six-month seats and are given an opportunity to express the areas of law they would like to experience during their training contracts. They also have the opportunity to do a seat abroad, or a client secondment.
Corporate, employment, finance and projects, IPT, litigation and regulatory, pensions, real estate, restructuring, tax (plus client secondments and international secondments).
Type of practice
Corporate & Commercial
Birmingham, Edinburgh, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Sheffield
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Diversity access schemes
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