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Application details and method of selection
The application process for training contracts due to commence in September 2021 is now open and will close on 30 June 2019.
We will be recruiting for six trainees.
Candidate who reach the short list on the basis of their application form will be sent a link to an online critical reasoning test, the results of which will determine whether they will be invited to attend one of our assessment days.
Candidates selected from the assessment centres will be invited back to attend an interview with a member of the HR team and a partner.
Firm description and career prospects
Fladgate LLP is an innovative, progressive and thriving law firm which prides itself on its friendly and professional working environment. We are based in modern, attractive offices in London's Covent Garden.
Types of work
We provide a wide range of legal services to a portfolio of prestigious clients in the UK and overseas, including multinationals, major institutions and listed companies, clearing banks, lenders and entrepreneurs. Our lawyers have experience in most major areas of practice and we combine an accessible and responsive style of service with first-class technical skills and in-depth expertise.
We have a strong international dimension based on multilingual and multi-qualified lawyers working in London and complemented by access to an extensive network of overseas lawyers. We operate international 'desks' which serve continental Europe (with an emphasis on the Germanic countries), India, Israel, South Africa, Russia, the US and the Middle East. The firm’s principal departments comprise corporate (which includes tax, private capital, restructuring, employment, IP, sports and technology), litigation (including matrimonial) and real estate (which includes planning, funds & finance, construction and real estate litigation). These are supported by specialist cross-departmental teams that provide co-ordinated advice on a range of issues.
Who should apply
We seek trainees with enthusiasm, leadership potential and excellent interpersonal skills. You must be able to work both independently and in a team and will be expected to show common sense and initiative. Awareness of the commercial interests of clients is essential. You will have a minimum of a 2.1 degree, although not necessarily in law, together with three excellent A levels or equivalent.
We offer a comprehensive sponsorship package to our trainees. We will pay your course fees for the GDL and/or the LPC if you still need to undertake the course(s). We will also provide you with a maintenance loan of £6,000 per annum for studying the course(s) in London and £5,000 per annum for studying the course(s) outside of London. You will repay the loan during your training contract.
Training contract programme
Typically, you will complete four six-month seats. Each seat will bring you into contact with new clients and colleagues, and you can expect to gain real hands-on experience of a variety of deals and projects, both large and small. In each seat you will work alongside senior lawyers who will supervise your development and ensure that you are involved in challenging and interesting work. In addition to on-the-job training, each department has a comprehensive training schedule of seminars and workshops covering a range of legal and skills training. The firm has a modern culture and an open-door policy where trainees are given early responsibility and encouraged to achieve their full potential.
Corporate, property, litigation, construction, tax, employment, ICT/commercial, banking, property litigation
Type of practice
Corporate & Commercial, General Commercial
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