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Goodman Derrick LLP

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

About Goodman Derrick LLP

Goodman Derrick LLP is a full service commercial law firm in London, recognised by Legal 500 as a Top 10 UK Firm for Client Service.

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More info

We will be recruiting for training contracts commencing September 2022 from January 2021. 

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 in the year in which recruitment takes place.


Applications to

Ms Clare Gilroy-Scott

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, real estate, construction and dispute resolution work. We provide a wide range of services throughout five departments: company; real estate; dispute resolution (including family); private client and employment. Within these departments we have specialists in media, IP/IT, construction, competition, hotels, charities, collectors cars, recruitment sector 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, hotels, recruitment businesses, 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 company, real estate 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 company departments.

Trainees are not assigned exclusively to any particular partner, but are treated as part of the department's team, 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.

  • Company
  • Employment
  • Dispute resolution
  • Private client
  • Real estate
  • 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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