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Haynes Boone

3 vacancies
7 trainees
21 partners
44 staff

Haynes Boone is an international commercial law firm. London's practices comprise contentious, corporate, debt capital markets, energy, finance, insolvency, investment management, project finance and shipping.

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Applications for the 2026 training contracts will open on Friday, 1 March 2024 and have a closing deadline of Sunday, 9 June 2024.

The method of selection will be:

First interview – in person at our London office

  • a 30-minute interview with two to three partners and HR; and
  • a 30-minute written exercise.

Second interviews – in person at an assessment day at our London office

  • an interview with partners from various practice areas;
  • a joint interview with another candidate in front of a panel of counsel and associates;
  • a 5-10 minute pre-prepared presentation to partners; and
  • lunch with partners, counsel, associates and trainees.

Applications to

Mrs Amanda Wright

Method of application

Online Application Form

Method of assessment

  • Panel interview
  • Partner interview
  • Presentation
  • Written exercise

The London office of Haynes Boone has experience serving the corporate, debt capital markets, energy, finance, insolvency, international dispute resolution, investment management, project finance and development, and shipping sectors. The firm boasts a team of commercial and dispute resolution lawyers with deep industry knowledge in their core sectors. Many of our lawyers have international backgrounds; our lawyers are fluent in 19 languages.

With decades of experience, our lawyers provide clients with broad English law capabilities. These include an experienced litigation and international arbitration team that has handled numerous claims in the English High Court and before major arbitral bodies and transactional teams that have guided clients through such diverse matters as mergers and acquisitions, IPOs, financing, conventional and alternative energy projects, and maritime and offshore operations and projects. Our London office links clients operating in the world’s interconnected energy and finance markets.

Haynes Boone is a full service international commercial law firm with nearly 700 lawyers in 19 offices around the world, providing services for more than 40 major legal practices. We are among the largest firms based in the United States. Our growth has been driven by our client service strengths, especially our problem-solving acumen and our ability to collaborate with clients.

We have a client-first philosophy, defining success as providing exceptional value to our clients and making real, tangible, and often remarkable contributions to their businesses. 

We are dedicated to continuing the heritage of excellence in the legal profession. We will stay focused on the long-term success of our clients, and we remain bound by our teamwork culture.

Haynes Boone will recruit and develop trainee solicitors with the aim of retaining them on qualification.

We will provide three permanent full-time contracts to commence September 2026.

Each contract will comprise four seats of six months' duration each. Trainees in those seats will work with different teams across the range of the firm's practice areas within the relevant group during each seat. Practical training will be given with plenty of support and feedback. You will be closely supervised and mentored by the training principal, and a partner mentor. The firm offers a competitive salary. First-year remuneration is £46,000 increasing to £50,000 in the second year.

Our London office is structured into the following practice groups: corporate, debt capital markets, energy, finance, insolvency, international dispute resolution, investment management, project finance and development, and shipping.

Haynes Boone has introduced the SQE route to qualification. This route will require the successful trainees joining us to have studied for and passed the SQE before commencing their two years' full-time qualifying work experience with us. The firm has exclusively partnered with The University of Law for SQE preparation.  

All successful candidates are expected to study the SQE in London (unless special circumstances apply which will be at the firm's discretion).

Applications from an LPC study route will also be given consideration and we encourage you to apply.

Haynes Boone is proud to have a long standing focus in the areas of diversity and women initiatives.  We believe that recognition for our diversity efforts helps build momentum to support our recruitment and retention of the widest and best cross-section of attorney talent.

Some of the inclusion networks of which we are very proud to be part of are The LGBTQ+ Network, The Women's Initiative Network and The Working Parents and Caregivers Network. Please look at our website for more information.

The London office's DEI committee is committed to respecting and celebrating diverse communities, cultures and faiths and our aim is to:

  • promote diversity, equity and inclusion;
  • foster an inclusive environment; and
  • encourage wellbeing.

The London office is proud to be in partnership with the #10000InternsFoundation programme and we have made a five-year commitment to the programme. We welcome our third round of interns in summer 2024. 

Haynes Boone offers full sponsorship of the SQE study route.

We also offer an annual maintenance grant of £10,000 per year of study.

  • Contentious
  • Energy & shipping
  • Finance & corporate
  • Venture capital
  • Corporate & Commercial
  • General Commercial

Practice Areas

Extra info

1 New Fetter Lane, London, London, EC4A 1AN
Phone: 020 8734 2800
Email: [email protected]
Training programmes offered:
  • Training contract/QWE
Work placement: No
Minimum qualification: 2:1
Start salary: £46,000
Fees paid for:
  • SQE
Retention rate: 100% (2022)
Partner diversity:
  • 81.0% male (2023)
  • 19.0% female
Lawyer diversity:
  • 55.0% male (2023)
  • 45.0% female
  • London
  • LawWorks (the Solicitors Pro Bono Group)
  • London Legal Support Trust (LLST)
  • Prince’s Trust
  • Voices for Families
  • #10000BlackInterns