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We are only accepting applications made via our application form which is found on our website.
Druces has opportunities for a candidate for March 2023 as well as March and September 2024.
Please follow the simple step-by-step process which is found on our training contract webpage. To apply, download one of our application forms, complete it and return to our team along with a covering email.
Successful applicants will be invited to an assessment day and will get to meet our current trainees. You will be asked to do a written test and a short individual presentation which you will have time to prepare for in advance. Successful assessment day candidates will be invited to a first-stage interview process. The final part is a second-stage interview.
We regret that at the present time, we are unable to provide funding for the LPC.
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Method of applicationEmployer Application Form
Method of assessment
- HR-led interview
- Panel interview
- Partner interview
- Video interview
- Written exercise
Founded in 1767, Druces LLP is a highly regarded City of London law firm which is both proud of its long heritage, yet also keenly focused on delivering innovative and forward-thinking advice to its clients. Our core client base includes (U)HNW families and individuals, banks, investors, entrepreneurs, businesses and charities.
The firm operates on a four-practice group model: private client, corporate and commercial, dispute resolution and real estate. This structure allows us to support clients in a range of key client areas.
Through recent mergers and growth, we have been able to expand our expertise and strength across the practice groups. This includes wealth planning services for clients in French speaking jurisdictions, and in the capital markets group where we have become leaders in the natural resources sector.
A large part of Druces’ work is international. We were the founder members of the Alliance of Business Lawyers, a worldwide network of law firms enabling us to provide a compelling cross-border service for clients in the UK and overseas.
Please visit our website to gain a better understanding of our sectors and approach - www.druces.com/our-approach.
We want to see bright creative minds join our expanding team. Druces values people skills and creativity as much as high marks and academic achievement. Trainee recruitment is an important process for us as it gives us the opportunity to recruit people whom we hope will grow with us. Druces wants to recruit dedicated and committed individuals who want to contribute to the continuing success of Druces and develop extremely rewarding careers.
Unlike larger firms, Druces provides opportunities for much more hands-on experience and one-on-one attention from our highly experienced solicitors. As a Druces trainee you will get a first-class legal grounding and access to experienced lawyers and partners.
We will work with you and help you to become the most astute and commercial lawyer you can possibly be. You will spend six-month stages in the following four practice areas:
Real estate; litigation and dispute resolution; private client; and corporate and commercial.
- Real estate
- Litigation & dispute resolution
- Private client
- Corporate & commercial
- Corporate & Commercial
- General Commercial
Banking & finance
Sponsored by Milbank LLP. Banking and finance involves many financial products, from bank loans to companies to highly structured financing arrangements across multiple jurisdictions.
Capital markets lawyers work with transactions involving the issue of debt or equity securities to the public or investors.
Charities lawyers advising the not-for-profit and social enterprise sector cover a vast area of legal ground, from wills and trusts to commercial and real estate law.
Company & commercial
Sponsored by Gowling WLG (UK) LLP. Commercial lawyers focus on trade, from commercial agreements about supply, manufacture and distribution to identifying the best routes to market.
Construction & engineering
Contentious construction work involves the resolution of disputes while non-contentious work involves drafting and negotiating contracts and advising on projects.
Corporate finance/mergers & acquisitions
Sponsored by Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. Corporate finance lawyers advise companies on all aspects of the buying and selling of whole businesses or business assets.
Corporate tax involves involves advising clients on the tax risks associated with acquiring, selling or restructuring assets.
Sponsored by RPC. Commercial litigators represent and advise commercial clients when disputes arise from joint venture projects, civil fraud, commercial and banking transactions, corporate governance, financial services regulation and professional negligence.
Employment, pensions & incentives
Sponsored by Lewis Silkin. Employment lawyers work across all areas of employment law, including handling discrimination, staff restructuring and whistleblowing issues.
Immigration lawyers deal with all legal matters relating to immigration and nationality.
Restructuring and insolvency lawyers are necessary when a company, individual or other organisation is in financial difficulties.
Sponsored by Debevoise & Plimpton LLP. Insurance and reinsurance is an integral part of commercial activity throughout the world.
Sponsored by Bristows LLP. Intellectual property is an umbrella term for a variety of different rights which protect intellectual creations, such as inventions, brands, designs, and literary and artistic works.
Sponsored by Shakespeare Martineau LLP. The term ‘Islamic finance’ refers to a system of banking that is consistent with Sharia law.
Sponsored by Charles Russell Speechlys LLP. Private client solicitors looks after the affairs of individual clients and trustees, managing all aspects of their personal wealth.