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Goodwin Procter (UK) LLP

14 vacancies
25 trainees
54 partners
230 staff

Goodwin is a premium global law firm with more than 1,800 lawyers internationally and over 150 lawyers based in London.

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Spring and summer vacation schemes
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Applications open: 12 October 2022
Applications close: 4 January 2023

Training contracts
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Applications open: 4 January 2023
Applications close: 31 May 2023

Open afternoon – 10 November 2022
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Applications open: 3 October 2022
Applications close: 1 November 2022

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Method of application

Online Application Form

Method of assessment

  • Assessment centre
  • Partner interview
  • Written exercise

Goodwin is a premium global law firm with more than 1,800 lawyers internationally and over 150 lawyers based in London. We are in the business of building authentic, long-term relationships with our clients, who are some of the world’s most successful and innovative investors, entrepreneurs and disruptors in the life sciences, private equity, real estate, technology and financial industries, and where they converge. Our immersive understanding of these industries – combined with our expertise across high-stakes litigation and dispute resolution, world-class regulatory compliance and advisory services, and complex transactions – sets us apart.

At Goodwin, we encourage collaboration across practices, industry teams and geographies, ensuring the most integrated, solutions-oriented results for both the innovators and investors shaping the technology-driven economy. Our unique culture fosters an open, inclusive and collegial atmosphere. As a trainee in our London office, you will join a cohesive group of people from different backgrounds working together to provide market-leading, commercial advice to our clients.

Established in 2008, our growing London office is a core component of the firm’s global strategy. With over 150 lawyers working on sophisticated cross border and high profile matters, you will find a well-rounded London team capable of helping you reach your full potential in your legal career.

To learn more about our opportunities, please take a look at our brochure, here:, and our website:

Our vacation scheme provides real insight into what it is like to train and work at Goodwin and it allows us to get to know you better. You will witness first-hand the work we do for our clients by shadowing partners and associates, attending client meetings, participating in negotiations and departmental meetings. You will leave our programme with valuable mentors and a large professional and social network.

We will be holding two vacation schemes in 2023:

  • spring: 17 – 21 April
  • summer: 19 – 23 June

Application deadline
Wednesday 4 January 2023 12:00

Goodwin’s London office recruits up to 14 trainees each year and offers a variety of training in our core practice areas including tech and life sciences, private equity, private investment funds and real estate.

Our size and continued growth allow us to offer our trainees and associates increased responsibility and meaningful client contact from the outset. We work in small teams, which gives our lawyers the opportunity to work directly with, and be mentored by, senior colleagues, and to develop a network that will be an invaluable part of their future career development.

Your four rotations will include seats in practice areas relevant to our core sectors of private equity, real estate and tech and life sciences. 

We offer full sponsorship of Law Foundations and SQE1 and 2, together with a maintenance grant of £15,000 per year of full time study.

  • Private equity
  • Tax
  • Finance
  • Real estate (transactional)
  • Corporate real estate
  • Investment funds
  • Technology
  • Life sciences
  • Litigation
  • Corporate & Commercial

Practice Areas

Extra info

100 Cheapside, London, EC2V 6DY
Phone: 020 7447 4200
Email: [email protected]
Work placement: Yes
Number of work placements: 25
Minimum qualification: 2.1 preferred but not essential
Start salary: £52,000
Fees paid for:
  • LPC
  • SQE
Retention rate: 88% (2022)
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