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  • 5 vacancies
  • 10 trainees
  • 30 partners
  • 178 staff

About EMW Law LLP

EMW Law LLP specialise in corporate, dispute resolution, employment, technology and commerce, intellectual property, banking and finance and real estate.

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More info

All applicants should apply using the online application form. Applications are shortlisted based on grades and qualifications achieved at school and at university. Legal work experience is advantageous as is involvement in community driven projects/charities.

How to apply

Applications to

Ms Cynthia Becker

Method of application

Online Application Form

Method of assessment

  • HR-led interview
  • Partner interview
  • Presentation
  • Video interview
  • Written exercise

EMW is a progressive and well established corporate and commercial law firm. We have rapidly gained recognition as a leading law firm offering niche legal services. We work with our clients to provide solutions, which often involves drawing on expertise from a number of our specialist areas and putting together a tailor-made team to ensure we achieve the best possible result.

We are also very conscious about the future and are constantly responding to the changing needs of the commercial world by renewing and developing our services. This not only benefits our clients but creates opportunities for existing staff and new recruits. We are not a firm that stands still.

EMW LLP won Best recruiter - Medium regional firm at the LawCareers.Net Training & Recruitment Awards 2015 and 2014 and also Best Trainer in 2013.

Types of work

We are recognised as having leading teams in corporate and commercial including banking and finance; and real estate including planning and construction. We also have a strong reputation for employment; dispute resolution, arbitration and property litigation; insolvency, restructuring and asset based lending; intellectual property; technology and wills, trust and probate. We are currently ranked top tier in the Legal 500 South East region, in our key service areas.

Discussed at interview.

We offer students who are interested in applying for a training contract the opportunuity to experience what it would be like to work as a solicitor.

Our two-week vacation scheme is structured in a way that students are exposed to real case scenarios. They get to work through actual examples of work, with the correct support and resources available and then receive detailed feedback on the work they produce.

Where possible, students are exposed to a wide range of active legal work and get the opportunity to attend meetings and events where appropriate.

With an 'open door' policy, we encourage students to approach anyone (including principals) within the teams to discuss anything they are actively working on, which we always receive excellent feedback for from our students.

We actively promote a friendly, supportive, practical and business-like approach to your training by offering a comprehensive induction training programme, quarterly trainee seminars, practical workshops with particular emphasis on developing your business development skills and a detailed appraisal at the end of each seat.

We aim to give all trainees the best commercial grounding by giving you the opportunity to complete your training contract by way of six-month seats within corporate finance, real estate and dispute resolution, with the fourth seat allocation to be decided during the training contract. Trainees are given the opportunity to take on responsibility and be involved in a wide range of legal work.

We pride ourselves on our 'open door' policy and encourage coaching and mentoring throughout the training contract. The quality of our training programme was recognised by the LawCareers.Net Training and Recruitment Awards by winning the "Best Recruiter" Award in 2015 and 2014 and also in 2013 by winning "Best Trainer".  In 2017, Stephen Kay (our Training Principal) was nominated for best Training Principal (small trainee intake).  We also achieved Investors In People Gold status in June 2015.

Benefits include: BUPA, income protection, death in service benefit together with the following in-house schemes: childcare vouchers, car share, cycle to work and public transport schemes.

We aim to recruit our trainees on qualification and encourage their continued development through to associate and partner level; four of our current partners started their career with the firm as trainees.

Who should apply?

Our success is built on our people and we take our trainee solicitor recruitment very seriously. We are looking for candidates who have a 2.1 degree or above, who are approachable, have great communication skills and an appetite for success. However, if you have not achieved a 2.1 degree but still think you have something to offer us please email us telling us why we should still consider you.

  • Corporate & Commercial

Practice Areas

Extra info

Seebeck House, One Seebeck Place Knowlhill, Milton Keynes, MK5 8FR
Phone: 0345 070 6000
Work placement: Yes
Number of work placements: 10
Minimum qualification: 2.1 degree
Start salary: £24,750 minimum
Sponsorship: LPC refunded on commencement of training contract
Turnover: £9,900,000 (2012)
Starting salary: £24,750
Training contract applications: 115 (2018)
Retention rate: 50% (2018)
Partner diversity:
  • 62.9% male (2018)
  • 37.1% female
  • Milton Keynes
  • London