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4 vacancies
6 trainees
22 partners
141 staff
EMW Law LLP specialise in corporate, dispute resolution, employment, technology and commerce, intellectual property, banking and finance, private client 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

Mrs Dawn Bonarius

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.

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; family and wills, trust and probate. We are currently ranked top tier in the Legal 500 South East region, in our key service areas.

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, dispute resolution and private client, 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: workplace nursery scheme, 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

Practice Areas

Extra info

Seebeck House, One Seebeck Place Knowlhill, Milton Keynes, MK5 8FR
Phone: 0345 070 6000
Email: [email protected]
Training programmes offered:
  • Solicitor apprenticeship
  • Training contract/QWE
Work placement: Yes
Number of work placements: 5
Start salary: £24,750 minimum
Training programme applications: 162 (2020)
Lawyer diversity:
  • 55.0% male (2020)
  • 45.0% female
  • Milton Keynes
  • Northampton
  • Gatwick