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Goodman Derrick LLP

  • 3 vacancies
  • 6 trainees
  • 33 partners
  • 114 staff

About Goodman Derrick LLP

Goodman Derrick LLP is an established London firm with a broad commercial practice and a particularly strong reputation for media work.

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More info

We are currently recruiting for training contracts commencing September 2021. Applications close on 30 June 2019. Apply using our online application system which can be found on our website.

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.


Applications to

Miss Jean Young

Method of application

Online 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.

  • Corporate
  • employment
  • litigation
  • private client
  • property
  • Corporate & Commercial
  • General Commercial
  • General Practice
  • Niche

Practice Areas

Extra info

10 St Bride Street, London, EC4A 4AD
Phone: 020 7404 0606
Email: law@gdlaw.co.uk
Web: www.gdlaw.co.uk
Work placement: No
Minimum qualification: 2.1 degree and A-C at A level
Start salary: £34,500
Sponsorship: LPC
Turnover: £10,500,000 (2012)
Profit per partner: £305,000 (2012)
Starting salary: £34,500
Training contract applications: 476 (2013)
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