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Hogan Lovells

  • Up to 50 vacancies
  • 96 trainees
  • 800 partners
  • 5000 staff

About Hogan Lovells

We are one of the leading global law firms, with over 48 offices in Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and the United States.

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As a global law firm, we tackle some of the most complex legal and commercial issues for our clients. So we look to recruit smart, collaborative and determined individuals from all kinds of backgrounds and with all kinds of experience. A strong academic record is important: you should have, or be on track for, a good 2.1 or above in your degree. You must also be the kind of person who adapts well to new situations, delivers on their promises and has the creativity to take ideas in new directions. Above all, you must be able to work well with others and build lasting relationships with colleagues and clients alike.

The application window for training contracts for non-law students and graduates is open between 14 September 2020 and closes on 31 January 2021. Applications for law students reopen on 1 June 2021 and must be submitted by 31 July 2021.

Our summer vacation schemes are open to all penultimate and final-year students, as well as graduates. And we'll accept applications from 14 September 2020 until 3 January 2021.

The winter vacation scheme is for penultimate, final-year students, as well as graduates. The application window opens 14 September 2020 and closes 31 October 2020.

Insight events are scheduled for 16 April 2021 (virtual academy), 16 – 17 June 2021 and 18 – 19 August 2021. To be considered for these, you must be in your first year of study and submit your application between 1 January 2021 and 28 February 2021. 

So now there’s only one question. Are you ready to change the game? 

Find out more and apply at

Applications to

Jen Baird

Method of application

Online Application Form

Method of assessment

  • Assessment centre
  • HR-led interview
  • Partner interview
  • Presentation
  • Psychometric testing

Meet the firm changing the game. Right now, Hogan Lovells lawyers are working worldwide on cases that shape legal precedent; projects that enable innovation for prestigious clients. And across 48 global locations, we’re doing it all seamlessly, as one team. 

When you’ve got the international reach we do, it means your work grabs headlines everywhere, and you’ll work with household-name clients on every continent. Plus, within a huge range of practice areas – corporate, finance, global regulatory, intellectual property, and litigation – you’ll learn from a diverse network of specialists. You’ll develop the agility to adapt with changing industries, discover the interests that drive you, and develop the commercial edge that sets us apart.

Part of what makes us game-changers is our ability to stay ahead of the curve in a changing world. That’s why this year, for the first time, you’ll find not just traditional opportunities and training contracts, but various virtual opportunities to get to know the firm first, including virtual internships, insight events, webinars, workshops, law fairs and more.

For first-year students, our virtual insight events allow us to reach more widely than ever, with 100 places on offer in spring and summer. These events are packed with tailored workshops, presentations and interactive opportunities to help you find out more about life and work at Hogan Lovells. We’ll also give you top tips and advice on how to make your application for a vacation scheme or training contract stand out.

With the firm’s opportunities always highly regarded, it goes without saying that our vacation schemes – designed for penultimate and final-year students, as well as graduates – will be packed with insight and experience. What’s more, with around three quarters of trainee solicitors having taken part in a vacation scheme with us, it’s fair to say you’ll get a lot from it. You’ll delve into key practice groups, get to grips with legal research, meet the team – and imagine your future at Hogan Lovells.

But what will that future look like? Each year, we take on up to 50 graduates (from law and non-law degree subjects) as trainee solicitors. Here’s how it works: on a two-year training contract, you’ll do four six-month seats across our different practice areas. Plus, for one of those seats, you’ll have the chance to apply for an international or client secondment. You’ll also have hands-on support and the expert guidance you need. 

Our international reach will give you exposure to exciting, headline-grabbing legal projects which help our prestigious clients look to the future and become ever more innovative. Not only that, you’ll tap into a huge range of practice areas here, which include: corporate, finance, global regulatory, intellectual property and litigation. With this sheer breadth of opportunities, you’ll be able to grow your legal expertise, sharpen your commercial edge and discover a career path that’s personal to you.

International law evolves constantly. So do our lawyers. So will you. With our two-year training contract, you’ll amass world-class technical skills, gain a holistic view of our firm and learn to master the law. There’s more to our lawyers than legal expertise, you’ll also develop a deep understanding of business and industry too.

It starts with stretching work. We’ll give you as much as you can handle – in our experience it’s the best way to learn. Of course we’ll balance that responsibility with help and encouragement from all corners. As well as a comprehensive legal skills training programme, you’ll have regular reviews and guidance from the trainee development team, mentors, colleagues and more.

It’s not over when you qualify. Far from it. Your professional and personal growth will be top of the agenda throughout your career. At every stage you’ll be in the driving seat, steering your own progress and tapping into the training you need. Your goal? To develop the capability, mindset and networks to solve the complex challenges our clients’ continue to face.

The current maintenance grant for full-time study during the pGDL is £7,000 outside London and £8,000 within London. The current maintenance grant during the Accelerated LPC is £10,000. Maintenance grants will be available during the new City Consortium Practice programmes which will prepare future trainees for the SQE.

  • Corporate
  • Finance
  • Litigation
  • Arbitration & employment
  • Government & regulatory
  • Intellectual property
  • Media
  • Technology
  • Regulatory
  • Corporate & Commercial

Practice Areas

Extra info

Atlantic House, Holborn Viaduct, London, EC1A 2FG
Phone: 020 7296 2000
Email: [email protected]
Work placement: Yes
Number of work placements: 70
Minimum qualification: 2.1 degree (or equivalent)
Start salary: £46,000
Sponsorship: GDL/LPC
Turnover: £1,596,000 (2018)
Profit per partner: £996,000 (2017)
Training contract applications: 2,900 (2019)
Retention rate: 87% (2019)
Partner diversity:
  • 75.0% male (2020)
  • 25.0% female
Lawyer diversity:
  • 43.0% male (2020)
  • 57.0% female
Has client secondments: Yes
Client secondments:
  • Banks
  • Charities
  • Media and TV organisations
  • Retail outlets
Has overseas secondments: Yes
Overseas secondments:
  • Brussels
  • Dubai
  • Hong Kong
  • New York
  • Paris
  • Singapore
  • Alicante
  • Amsterdam
  • Baltimore
  • Beijing
  • Berlin
  • Brussels
  • Budapest*
  • Colorado Springs
  • Denver
  • Dubai
  • Dusseldorf
  • Frankfurt
  • Hamburg
  • Hanoi
  • Ho Chi Minh City
  • Hong Kong
  • Houston
  • Jakarta*
  • Johannesburg
  • Louisville
  • Los Angeles
  • Luxembourg
  • Madrid
  • Mexico City
  • Miami
  • Milan
  • Minneapolis
  • Monterrey
  • Moscow
  • Munich
  • New York
  • Northern Virginia
  • Paris
  • Perth
  • Philadelphia
  • Riyadh*
  • Rome
  • San Francisco
  • São Paulo
  • Shanghai
  • Shanghai Free Trade Zone
  • Silicon Valley
  • Singapore
  • Sydney
  • Tokyo
  • Ulaanbaatar*
  • Warsaw
  • Washington
  • DC
  • Zagreb*
  • * associated offices
  • A4ID
  • Apex Charitable Trust
  • Aspire Foundation
  • Citizens Advice Bureau
  • Disability Law Service
  • Environmental Law Foundation
  • Fair Trials International
  • Free Representation Unit
  • LawWorks
  • Lawyers Without Borders
  • Liberty
  • London Legal Support Trust (LLST)
  • PILnet (Public Interest Law)
  • Prince’s Trust
  • Prisoners’ Advice Service
  • ProHelp
  • Refugee Council
  • Reprieve
  • Save the Children
  • The National Pro Bono Centre
  • The Royal Courts of Justice Advice Bureau
  • Tower Hamlets Law Centre
  • TrustLaw Connect
  • UnLtd
  • Victim Support
  • Aspiring Solicitors
  • Black Solicitors Network
  • Bright Network
  • DiversCity
  • Ladder to Law
  • MyPlus Consulting
  • Pathways Plus
  • Pathways to Law
  • Rare Recruitment
  • Social Mobility Foundation
  • Sutton Trust