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|Number of work placements:||30|
|Minimum qualification:||2.1 degree|
|Start salary:||£38,000 (Sept 2018)|
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Application details and method of selection
Applications are dealt with online via the firm's website. A well constructed covering letter forms part of the online application. The closing date for training contract applications is 31 July 2019.
Firm description and career prospects
The firm is a broad-based and long-established London practice with a reputation for combining specialist expertise with a high standard of personal service.
Farrer & Co LLP won Best Trainer – Medium City Firm at the LawCareers.Net Training & Recruitment Awards 2018.
Types of work
The firm's breadth of expertise is reflected by the fact that it has an outstanding reputation in fields as diverse as matrimonial, intellectual property, sports, media, offshore tax planning, employment, estates work, charity law and defamation. It provides a range of specialist advice to private, institutional and corporate clients.
Who should apply
Trainees are expected to be highly motivated individuals with keen intellects and interesting and engaging personalities. Those applicants who appear to break the mould – as shown by their initiative for organisation, leadership, exploration or enterprise – are far more likely to get an interview than the erudite, but otherwise unimpressive student.
To find out what it is like to work at Farrer & Co LLP read the firm's Meet the Lawyer profile.
Fees for GDL and LPC and £7,000 grant per year.
Farrer & Co runs Easter and summer vacation schemes for undergraduates considering a career in law. Students receive an allowance of £300 per week. The dates for the 2019 vacation schemes are as follows:
Easter: 8 April – 18 April
First summer: 24 June – 5 July
Second summer: 15 July – 26 July
Application forms can be completed online via the firm's website together with a well-constructed covering letter of no more than 350 words explaining why you are interested in participating in one of our vacation schemes. The deadline is 31 January 2019 for all schemes. Approximately 100 applicants for summer vacation schemes will be invited to one of three open days held at the firm's offices in Feb/March 2019 which present a good opportunity to get to know the firm.
Training contract programme
The training programme involves each trainee in the widest range of cases, clients and issues possible in a single law firm. This provides a broad foundation of knowledge and experience and the opportunity to make an informed choice about the area of law in which to specialise. A high degree of involvement is encouraged under the direct supervision of solicitors and partners. Trainees attend regular internal and external seminars. The training principal reviews trainees' progress at the end of each seat and extensive feedback is given. The firm has a friendly atmosphere and holds regular sporting and social events.
Corporate, employment, IP and commercial, banking and financial services, charity and community, commercial property, rural property, residential property, family, disputes, reputation management, private client, tax.
Type of practice
Corporate & Commercial, General Commercial, General Practice, Niche
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