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|Number of work placements:||20|
|Minimum qualification:||2.1 degree|
|Sponsorship:||GDL and LPC fees, plus £10,000 maintenance grant|
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Application details and method of selection
Apply online, via our website. An application for a place on one of Dechert's vacation schemes in 2019 is also an application for a training contract commencing in September 2021.
Firm description and career prospects
Dechert LLP is a dynamic international law firm with around 900+ lawyers across 27 offices in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. London is our third largest office, after Philadelphia and New York.
To find out what it is like to work at Dechert LLP read the firm's Meet the Lawyer profile.
Types of work
Our lawyers in London are active in all Dechert’s core practice areas of corporate and securities, financial services and investment management, finance and real estate, while-collar defence, complex commercial litigation, international arbitration and intellectual property, as well as employment, international trade and EU government affairs, EU and UK competition, and tax.
Who should apply
There is much more to being a successful lawyer at Dechert than just knowing the law, so we also look for candidates who can demonstrate a genuine interest in business, commitment, personality and ambition.
GDL and LPC fees, plus £10,000 maintenance grant for each year of law school.
We offer two vacation schemes, one in spring and one in summer. Apply online, via our website.
Training contract programme
Trainees complete six seats of four months. We believe the six-seat system gives the best possible opportunity to experience a wide range of practice areas, and to learn quickly. Every new seat is discussed with trainees, and will reflect their interests and ambitions. As such, no two trainees have the same training contract.
The highly personalised six-seat rotation system also allows opportunity for secondments to other Dechert offices and to clients.
The firm has a lively training programme covering a wide range of law and skills topics, with many sessions aimed specifically at trainees.
Trainees are encouraged to take part in our pro bono programme. Not only does this reflect our commitment to pro bono, but we believe it helps our young lawyers to develop their skills, particularly in case analysis and in interviewing and counselling clients.
Commercial litigation, white-collar crime and securities litigation, employment, IP, corporate and securities, financial services, finance, real estate, tax.
Type of practice
Corporate & Commercial
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