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Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher UK LLP

  • 6-7 vacancies
  • 13 trainees
  • 421 partners
  • 2734 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 2022 open on 3 October 2019. The deadline for applications is 31 July 2020.

Applications for our vacation scheme taking place in Summer 2020 also open on 3 October 2019. The deadline for applications is 1 February 2020.

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.

Applications to

Mrs Kathryn Edwards

Method of application

Online Application Form

Method of assessment

  • 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, commercial real estate, 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, and which regularly represents clients in courts in the UK and in jurisdictions such as the British Virgin Islands.

Gibson Dunn's London office will offer 20 vacation scheme places in the summer of 2020. The scheme will run from 29 June - 17 July 2020.

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, dispute resolution, employment, tax and competition.

We also expect to be able to offer trainee secondments to overseas firms of the office 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
  • Dispute resolution
  • Employment
  • Competition
  • Commercial real estate
  • Tax
  • Corporate & Commercial

Practice Areas

Extra info

Telephone House, 2-4 Temple Avenue, London, EC4Y 0HB
Phone: 020 7071 4000
Work placement: Yes
Number of work placements: 18
Minimum qualification: 2.1 and three good A levels (AAA/AAB/ABB) or equivalent
Start salary: £50,000
Starting salary: £50,000
Training contract applications: 599 (2019)
Retention rate: 85% (2019)
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
  • Fair Trials International
  • Hillsborough Family Support Group
  • Human Dignity Trust
  • LawWorks
  • Lawyers Without Borders
  • Medicinema
  • Planting Promise
  • TrustLaw Connect
  • Black Solicitors Network
  • Stonewall
  • Urban Lawyers Careers Conference