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Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher UK LLP

  • 7 vacancies
  • 14 trainees
  • 478 partners
  • 3203 staff

About Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher UK LLP

Gibson Dunn is an elite global law firm, offering full-service capabilities on a wide range of business issues to organisations with international operations and ambitions.

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More info

Applications for training contracts commencing in September 2023 will be accepted from October 2021. The deadline for applications is 31 July 2022.

Applications for our vacation scheme taking place in summer 2022 will also be accepted from October 2021. The deadline for applications is 1 February 2022.

Applicants should complete the online application form at

We strongly advise that you indicate that you are applying for both a vacation scheme and a training contract on our online application form. To date, almost all of our trainees have been recruited from our summer vacation scheme.

Open days and first-year opportunities

• General open day – December 2021 (exact date TBC). Applications are welcome from those who are eligible to apply for our summer vacation scheme. Deadline for applications is 22 November 2021.

• First-year insight day – April 2022 (exact date TBC). Applications are welcome from students of any discipline in their first year of undergraduate study. Deadline for applications is 11 April 2022.

Applications to

Graduate Recruitment

Method of application

Online Application Form

Method of assessment

  • HR-led interview
  • Partner interview

Gibson Dunn is one of the top law firms in the world with a London practice established over 30 years ago. We work on a fully-integrated basis with our other offices around the world, offering full-service capabilities on a wide range of business issues to listed companies, large private companies, investment banks, private equity firms, start-up ventures and many other organisations with international operations and ambitions.

The London office handles all aspects of corporate work, including public and private M&A, private equity, finance, capital markets, tax, corporate real estate, financial regulatory, energy and restructuring and insolvency. The office also has an extensive dispute resolution practice, which handles commercial litigation, regulatory investigations, international arbitration and employment and competition law disputes.

Gibson Dunn's London office will offer 16-18 vacation scheme places in the summer of 2022. The scheme will run for three weeks in July. 

The vacation scheme is an excellent opportunity for prospective trainees of the firm to experience a true picture of life at Gibson Dunn, with opportunities to attend specially-designed seminars, workshops and talks given by lawyers at the firm as well as carry out meaningful work and mix with lawyers and staff socially.

During the two-year training contract, trainees will have the opportunity to spend time in a number of different departments, including corporate, finance & restructuring, energy, dispute resolution, employment, tax and competition.

We also expect to be able to offer trainee secondments to overseas offices of the firm and with clients.

Gibson Dunn will pay GDL/LPC fees in full. Competitive maintenance allowance also paid for each year of law school.

  • Corporate
  • Finance & restructuring
  • Dispute resolution
  • Employment
  • Competition
  • Corporate real estate
  • Tax
  • Energy
  • Corporate & Commercial

Practice Areas

Extra info

Telephone House, 2-4 Temple Avenue, London, EC4Y 0HB
Phone: 020 7071 4000
Email: [email protected]
Work placement: Yes
Number of work placements: 20
Minimum qualification: 2.1 and three good A levels (AAA/AAB/ABB) or equivalent
Start salary: £50,000
Fees paid for:
  • LPC
  • SQE
Training contract applications: 775 (2020)
Retention rate: 80% (2020)
Has client secondments: Yes
Client secondments:
  • Banks
Has overseas secondments: Yes
Overseas secondments:
  • Hong Kong
  • Beijing
  • Brussels
  • Century City
  • Dallas
  • Denver
  • Dubai
  • Frankfurt
  • Hong Kong
  • Houston
  • London
  • Los Angeles
  • Munich
  • New York
  • Orange County
  • Palo Alto
  • Paris
  • San Francisco
  • São Paulo
  • Singapore
  • Washington DC
  • Bethnal Green Legal Advice Centre
  • Fair Trials International
  • Hillsborough Family Support Group
  • Human Dignity Trust
  • LawWorks
  • Lawyers Without Borders
  • Medicinema
  • Planting Promise
  • Reprieve
  • Thomson Reuters Foundation
  • TrustLaw Connect
  • United Nations Commission on Human Rights
  • Aspiring Solicitors
  • Black Solicitors Network
  • Bright Network
  • City Parents
  • InterLaw Diversity Forum
  • Pathways to Law
  • Social Mobility Foundation
  • Speakers for Schools
  • Stonewall
  • Urban Lawyers Careers Conference