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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 applywww.emwllp.com
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Mrs Dawn Bonarius
Method of applicationOnline Application Form
Method of assessment
- HR-led interview
- Partner interview
- 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.
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.
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 the sixth generation version of Investors In People in 2019.
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.
We do offer a form of sponsorship and we would be happy to discuss the details of the the scheme at interview.
- Corporate & Commercial
Banking & finance
Banking and finance involves many financial products, from bank loans to companies to highly structured financing arrangements across multiple jurisdictions.
Commercial property/real estate
Commercial property lawyers work on a wide range of transactions including offices, retail developments and infrastructure projects.
Company & commercial
Commercial lawyers focus on trade, from commercial agreements about supply, manufacture and distribution to identifying the best routes to market.
Corporate finance/mergers & acquisitions
Corporate finance lawyers advise companies on all aspects of the buying and selling of whole businesses or business assets.
Commercial litigation involves the resolution of disputes in the corporate and commercial sphere.
Employment, pensions & incentives
Employment lawyers work across all areas of employment law, including handling discrimination, staff restructuring and whistleblowing issues.
Restructuring and insolvency lawyers are necessary when a company, individual or other organisation is in financial difficulties.
IP barristers advise on issues that range from commercial exploitation and infringement disputes to IP rights in large commercial transactions.
Phone: 0345 070 6000
|Number of work placements:||10|
|Minimum qualification:||2.1 degree|
|Start salary:||£24,750 minimum|
|Sponsorship:||LPC refunded on commencement of training contract|
|Training contract applications:||147 (2018)|
|Retention rate:||50% (2018)|
- Milton Keynes