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Haynes Boone

3 vacancies
3 trainees
15 partners
37 staff

Haynes Boone is an international commercial law firm. The London office's practices comprise corporate, finance, project finance and development, international dispute resolution, energy and shipping.

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More info

Applications for the 2024 and 2025 training contracts will open on Wednesday 1 March 2023 and have a closing deadline of Sunday 18 June 2023.

The method of selection will be:

First interviews: 30-minute interview with two partners and HR followed by a 30-minute written exercise.

Second interviews: the successful candidates will attend in person at our London office. The assessment will consist of a partner/counsel/associate interview, a team building exercise and lunch with our lawyers. You will then be asked to complete a work assignment and to do a presentation.

Applications to

Mrs Amanda Wright

Method of application

Online Application Form

Method of assessment

  • Partner interview
  • Presentation
  • Written exercise

The London office of Haynes Boone has experience serving the corporate, energy, finance, international dispute resolution, debt capital markets, 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 fourteen other 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 more than 600 lawyers, providing a full spectrum of legal services in 18 offices. 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: one contract to commence September 2024 and two contracts to commence September 2025.

Each contract will comprise one 12-month seat in the contentious (litigation/arbitration) group and a second 12-month seat in the non-contentious group. 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: energy, shipping, corporate, finance, project finance and international dispute resolution.

Haynes Boone is introducing the SQE route to qualification for our September 2024 intake. This route will require the successful trainees joining us to have studied for and passed both SQE1 and SQE2 before commencing their two years' full-time qualifying work experience with us. This firm has exclusively partnered with The University of Law for SQE preparation.  

All successful candidates are expected to study the SQE in London.

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

Haynes Boone has long been recognised as a pioneer in the area of diversity and women initiatives. The firm appears in many "Top 100" rankings related to diversity and women matters. Although we are proud of this recognition, the firm views these accomplishments as small steps towards a greater goal. 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 is proud to be in partnership with the #10000BlackInterns programme and we have made a five-year commitment to the programme. We welcome our second intern in Summer 2023. 

Haynes Boone currently offers full sponsorship of both routes of study (LPC and SQE) as well as an annual maintenance grant of £10,000 per year of study.

  • Litigation
  • Arbitration
  • Energy
  • Shipping
  • Commercial litigation
  • International arbitration
  • Banking
  • Finance
  • Corporate
  • Corporate & Commercial
  • General Commercial

Practice Areas

Extra info

1 New Fetter Lane, London, London, EC4A 1AN
Phone: 020 8734 2800
Email: [email protected]
Work placement: No
Minimum qualification: 2.1
Start salary: £46,000
Fees paid for:
  • LPC
  • SQE
Partner diversity:
  • 80.0% male (2019)
  • 20.0% female
Lawyer diversity:
  • 58.6% male (2019)
  • 41.4% female
  • London
  • LawWorks (the Solicitors Pro Bono Group)
  • London Legal Support Trust (LLST)
  • Voices for Families
  • #10000BlackInterns