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Fladgate LLP

  • 8 vacancies
  • 13 trainees
  • 84 partners
  • 280 staff

About Fladgate LLP

A leading commercial practice-our corporate, property, dispute resolution and finance departments provide wide-ranging legal services to a diverse portfolio of UK and international clients.

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More info

Applications are now open for our September 2022 training contract.

We will be recruiting for eight trainees solely through our summer vacation schemes, we will be holding two Easter assessment days to get on to one of our four summer vacation schemes.

Key dates:

Application closing date: 1 March 2020

Easter assessment dates:

7 April 2020 & 20 April 2020

Summer vacation scheme dates:

15 - 19 June 2020

29 - 3 July 2020

6 - 10 July 2020

20 - 24 July 2020.

Applications can only be made online via our website.

Candidates 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 Easter assessment days.

Candidates selected from the assessment centres will be invited back to attend a one week summer vacation scheme with us. During the week there will be an interview with a partner and a member of HR.

Applications to

HR Department

Method of application

Online Application Form

Method of assessment

  • Assessment centre
  • Partner interview
  • Presentation
  • Psychometric testing
  • Written exercise

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.

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.

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.

  • Corporate
  • Property
  • Litigation
  • Construction
  • Tax
  • Employment
  • Commercial
  • Sports & IP
  • Private client
  • Corporate & Commercial
  • General Commercial

Practice Areas

Extra info

16 Great Queen Street, London, WC2B 5DG
Phone: 020 3036 7000
Work placement: Yes
Number of work placements: 20
Minimum qualification: 2.1 degree
Start salary: £38,000
Turnover: £37,000,000 (2014)
Profit per partner: £630,000 (2014)
Starting salary: £38,000
Training contract applications: 510 (2019)
Retention rate: 90% (2018)
Partner diversity:
  • 77.0% male (2016)
  • 23.0% female
Lawyer diversity:
  • 40.0% male (2016)
  • 60.0% female
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