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Fladgate LLP

10 vacancies
13 trainees
86 partners
310 staff

Fladgate is an innovative, progressive and commercially astute international law firm with a rich history, servicing a wide range of corporate, institutional and private clients.

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Applications are now open for our summer 2022 vacation scheme and September 2024 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 six-eight trainees solely through our summer vacation scheme and will be holding two Easter assessment days to get on to one of our four summer vacation schemes.

The application process includes:

Online application opens – Friday 29 October 2021

Online application closes – Midnight on Monday 31 January 2022

Psychometric test – sent out in February 2022

Assessment centre dates – April 2022

Summer vacation schemes – June/July 2022

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

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 psychometric 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

Nicola Thomas

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), 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.

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 are in the process of determing what the SQE will look like for the firm and will update our website very soon.

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 your course fees for the LPC or the SQE 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
  • 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
Number of work placements: 30
Minimum qualification: 2.1 degree
Start salary: £40,000
Fees paid for:
  • LPC
  • SQE
Turnover: £37,000,000 (2014)
Profit per partner: £630,000 (2014)
Training contract applications: 500 (2021)
Retention rate: 83% (2021)
Partner diversity:
  • 77.0% male (2016)
  • 23.0% female
Lawyer diversity:
  • 40.0% male (2016)
  • 60.0% female
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