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Fladgate LLP

10 vacancies
16 trainees
90 partners
320 staff

Fladgate is a nimble 90+ partner law firm known for its ability to work on fast moving, complex challenges requiring enterprising and commercial solutions.

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More info

Applications are now open for our summer 2024 vacation scheme and September 2026 training contract. The vacation scheme provides graduate students – our potential future trainees – an opportunity to gain hands on experience at the firm and a good understanding of what life as a Fladgate trainee will be like.

We will be recruiting eight to 10 trainees solely through our summer vacation scheme and will be holding two assessment days in February and March to get on to one of our four summer vacation schemes.

The application process includes:

Online application opens – Tuesday 31 October 2023

Online application closes – midnight on Sunday 19 January 2024

Online test – sent out first week of February 2024

Video interviews  sent out second week of February 2024

Assessment centre dates – 17 and 24 April 2024

Interview dates  May

Summer vacation schemes – June/July 2024

Training contract offers – made shortly after completion of the vacation scheme

Applications can only be made online via AllHires Graduate. 

Candidates who reach the short list on the basis of their application form will be sent a link to an online 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 to attend an interview with a partner and a member of HR. If successful, candidates will be invited back to attend a one week summer vacation scheme with us. 

Applications to

Mrs Nicola Thomas

Method of application

Online Application Form

Method of assessment

  • Assessment centre
  • HR-led interview
  • Numeracy tests
  • Partner interview
  • Presentation
  • Psychometric testing
  • Telephone interview
  • Video interview
  • 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, the US and the Middle East. The firm’s principal departments comprise corporate (which includes tax, private capital, restructuring, employment, IP, sports and technology), dispute resolution (including matrimonial) and real estate (which includes planning, funds and 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.

The vacation scheme provides graduate students – our potential future trainees – an opportunity to gain hands on experience at the firm and a good understanding of what life as a Fladgate trainee will be like.

Candidates will work across two core departments and have the opportunity to socialise and network with each other as well as employees and partners of the firm. 

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.

Our exclusive provider is The University of Law and from 2024 we will be mandating enrolment onto the SQE  LLM and will no longer be sponsoring the LPC (unless exceptional circumstances apply).

You can study the SQE full-time or part-time, as long as you are able to complete the course by your specified start date with us.

We know that to achieve our inclusion and diversity objectives we need to focus on a number of areas:

Developing a diverse leadership – we have a mix of different ethnicity and genders on our leadership groups. We are working hard to improve the gender balance of our partner team and in the last 18 months four out of nine people joining the partnership were women.

Attracting a diverse work force – this means adopting a properly personal approach when connecting with those interested in joining our team including: ensuring fairness in our processess; working with those, like recruiters, who help us in this; a commitment that you will always meet male and female talent in our recrutiment interviews.

Engaging with everyone in our team to ensure they are heard, supported and understood. Encourage everyone to develop their own voice in shaping our culture, their future and our service to clients. That might be working flexibly or that might be a specific career programme – everyone needs different things at different times.

Helping all our people in all roles to achieve their potential. We provide training, coaching, internal mentors and buddies, whatever works for each individual and their own personal development path.

We offer a comprehensive sponsorship package to our trainees. We will pay course fees for the PGDL and/or SQE if you still need to undertake the course(s). We will also provide you with a maintenance loan of £6,000 per course 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
  • Dispute resolution
  • Funds
  • Finance & regulatory
  • Construction
  • Property litigation
  • Private client & tax
  • Employment
  • Commercial
  • Sports & IP
  • Corporate & Commercial
  • General Commercial

Practice Areas

Extra info

16 Great Queen Street, London, WC2B 5DG
Phone: 020 3036 7000
Email: [email protected]
Work placement: Yes
Minimum qualification: 2:1 degree
Start salary: £44,000
Fees paid for:
  • LPC
  • SQE
Turnover: £37,000,000 (2014)
Profit per partner: £630,000 (2014)
Training programme applications: 500 (2023)
Retention rate: 84% (2022)
Partner diversity:
  • 75.0% male (2022)
  • 25.0% female
  • 0.0% N/A
Lawyer diversity:
  • 40.0% male (2016)
  • 60.0% female
  • London
  • Citizens Advice Bureau
  • City Parents
  • ELBA
  • Halo Code
  • Inclusive Group
  • IntoUniversity
  • Legal Apprenticeships
  • Legal CORE
  • Rare Recruitment
  • The Women in Law Pledge