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|Minimum qualification:||2.1 degree and A-C at A level|
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Application details and method of selection
Firm description and career prospects
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 four 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 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.
Who should apply
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.
Type of practice
Corporate & Commercial, General Commercial, General Practice, Niche
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