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Applicants should have a minimum 2.1 degree (not necessarily law) and a strong academic background. In addition we look for trainees who are confident, motivated and practically-minded to suit our working environment.
First interviews will be conducted during July and second interviews will be in the form of an assessment centre to be held in early August 2019.
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Method of applicationOnline Application Form
Method of assessment
- Assessment centre
- Partner interview
Goodman Derrick LLP is an established London law firm with a broad commercial practice, representing both UK and international clients. Our emphasis is on providing high-quality yet practical legal advice tailored to our clients' business needs.
Our practice is focused on corporate, property and litigation work but the firm also has a particularly strong reputation for high profile media work. We provide a wide range of services throughout five departments: corporate; property; dispute resolution (including family); private client and employment. Within these departments we have specialists in media, IP/IT, construction, competition, hotels, charities and film finance.
The firm has an impressive client list acting for many public figures, public and large private companies, large retail chains, property companies, publishers, television companies, broadcasters and independent producers, charities and trade associations. We aim to offer a supportive and stimulating working environment where trainees are given maximum client contact and responsibility from the start.
Funding for LPC fees at the institution of your choice and a maintenance grant of £4,000 during the LPC.
We invest a lot of time and resource in our trainees, and our training is aimed at producing solicitors with well-rounded knowledge, skills and abilities. Hands on experience is supplemented by internal and external training courses. Trainees undertake our seats of six months each, and where possible this will include corporate, property and a dispute resolution based seat, as we believe the skills learned in these practice areas are essential for a trainee's development. Trainees gain experience of media work within our dispute resolution and corporate departments.
Trainees are not assigned exclusively to any particular partner, but are treated as part of the department's team from day one, enabling them to experience the breadth of the department's team from day one, enabling them to experience the breadth of the department's work. Trainees play an active and essential role working with partners and fee earners on larger cases and transactions, but where possible trainees also run their own files. We like to encourage initiative and responsibility at an early stage. Trainees are also given maximum client contact.
- private client
- Corporate & Commercial
- General Commercial
- General Practice
Advertising & marketing
A fresh and exciting area of legal practice, specialist lawyers provide copy clearance advice and work with big-brand clients.
Banking & finance
Banking and finance involves many financial products, from bank loans to companies to highly structured financing arrangements across multiple jurisdictions.
Charities lawyers advising the not-for-profit and social enterprise sector cover wills and trusts to commercial and real estate law.
Company & commercial
Commercial lawyers focus on trade, from commercial agreements about supply, manufacture and distribution to identifying the best routes to market.
Competition & EU law
Competition and regulatory work includes merger control, regulatory and court proceedings, issues arising from sector-specific regulation and utility procurement issues.
Construction & engineering
Contentious construction work involves the resolution of disputes while non-contentious work involves drafting and negotiating contracts and advising on projects.
Corporate finance/mergers & acquisitions
Corporate finance lawyers advise companies on all aspects of the buying and selling of whole businesses or business assets.
Corporate tax involves advising on the most tax-efficient means of acquiring, selling or restructuring assets.
In this area of legal practice, clients generally fall into two categories: the rich or famous and the media.
Commercial litigation involves the resolution of disputes in the corporate and commercial sphere.
Employment, pensions & incentives
Employment lawyers work across all areas of employment law, including handling discrimination, staff restructuring and whistleblowing issues.
Family lawyers deal with diverse issues including marriage, civil partnerships, cohabitation, separation, divorce, financial claims and pre and post-nuptial agreements.
Restructuring and insolvency lawyers are necessary when a company, individual or other organisation is in financial difficulties.
Insurance and reinsurance is an integral part of commercial activity throughout the world.
IP barristers advise on issues that range from commercial exploitation and infringement disputes to IP rights in large commercial transactions.
Media & entertainment
Among the different types of client in this area are performers, managers and agents, artists, theatres, broadcasters and publishers.
Outsourcing involves the transfer of projects and functions to specialist third-party providers in return for a fee.
Private client solicitors looks after the affairs of individual clients and trustees, managing all aspects of their personal wealth.
Lawyers specialising in professional negligence disputes will handle claims ranging from the relatively low-value to the absolutely enormous.
Sports law involves the legal issues at play in the worlds of both amateur and professional sport.
|Profit per partner:||£305,000 (2012)|
|Training contract applications:||476 (2013)|