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As an established 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 starting in August 2022 is open between 16 September 2019 and 31 January 2020.
The application window for our summer vacation schemes (open to all penultimate and final year students, as well as graduates) is open from 16 September 2019 until 5 January 2020.
For the winter scheme (open to all penultimate and final year students, as well as graduates), applications open on 16 September 2019 and close on 31 October 2019.
For our campus ambassador programme, we’re after first-year students from any degree discipline, ready to start promoting us in their second year. Applications for the scheme open on 2 January 2020 and close on 29 February 2020. We’ll be holding interviews between April and June 2020.
Our insight events are open to students from all degree disciplines. We’re looking for smart, collaborative determined individuals who have an open mind and a genuine desire to find out more. Applications for our insight events open on 2 January 2020 and close on 29 February 2020. The events themselves take place between 8-9 April and 10-11 June 2020.
You’ve got the potential. So now there’s only one question. Are you ready to change the game? Find out more and apply at hoganlovells.com/graduates.
How to applywww.hoganlovells.com/graduates
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- Assessment centre
- HR-led interview
- Partner interview
- Psychometric testing
We are Hogan Lovells: one of the world’s largest and most established global law firms, solving some of the toughest legal problems in 48 international locations. We’re well-known among our clients for our deep industry sector expertise, and among our people, for our open, supportive and diverse culture. In everything we do, we work as one team, seamlessly across continents, borders and time zones. That’s 2,600 game-changing lawyers in 26 countries for you to work with and learn from.
Having such global reach means you’ll have 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.
To find out what it is like to work at Hogan Lovells read the firm's Meet the Lawyer profile.
Before joining an organisation, one of the best things you can do is get to know them first. After all, you’ll be spending a big chunk of your life at your new firm, so it makes sense to make sure it’s the right one for you. From insight events to vacation schemes, there are plenty of opportunities for you to learn more about us.
Our summer and winter vacation schemes offer the perfect launch pad for legal careers. In fact, around three quarters of trainee solicitors who join us each year have taken part in one. Lasting up to three weeks, these paid schemes will give you invaluable experience will allow you develop the skills and knowledge you need to become a great lawyer and business advisor. Working alongside partners, associates and trainees, you’ll get to support real, live client work in our key practice areas. You’ll draft documents, go to meetings, do legal research and, where possible, attend court. It’s hands-on learning that’s reinforced by workshops, discussions, case studies, work shadowing, social events and more. As an experience, it's invaluable.
We also run insight events for first-year students of any degree discipline. Come along to our offices on any of the two summer dates and enjoy an experience packed with tailored workshops and presentations. You’ll find out everything you need to know and see what life is like at a global law firm.
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.
GDL and LPC course fees are paid. The maintenance grants are:
£10,000 for LPC students
£8,000 for GDL students in London
£7,000 for GDL students outside London
- Arbitration & employment
- Government & regulatory
- Intellectual property
- Corporate & Commercial
Administrative & public law
Public law comprises several interlinking practice areas which concern relationships between people and government.
Aviation lawyers provide commercial, regulatory and insurance advice and litigation services to the world's airlines, manufacturers and financiers.
Banking & finance
Banking and finance involves many financial products, from bank loans to companies to highly structured financing arrangements across multiple jurisdictions.
Commercial property/real estate
Commercial property lawyers work on a wide range of transactions including offices, retail developments and infrastructure projects.
Company & commercial
Commercial lawyers focus on trade, from commercial agreements about supply, manufacture and distribution to identifying the best routes to market.
Competition & EU law
Competition and regulatory work includes merger control, regulatory and court proceedings, issues arising from sector-specific regulation and utility procurement issues.
Construction & engineering
Contentious construction work involves the resolution of disputes while non-contentious work involves drafting and negotiating contracts and advising on projects.
Corporate finance/mergers & acquisitions
Corporate finance lawyers advise companies on all aspects of the buying and selling of whole businesses or business assets.
Corporate tax involves advising on the most tax-efficient means of acquiring, selling or restructuring assets.
Commercial litigation involves the resolution of disputes in the corporate and commercial sphere.
Employment, pensions & incentives
Employment lawyers work across all areas of employment law, including handling discrimination, staff restructuring and whistleblowing issues.
Energy & natural resources
The energy sector is an important part of the legal landscape and is making more headlines than ever before.
Issues such as climate change and the need for alternative energy sources make environmental laws more important than ever.
This area of legal practice involves advising financial services clients on the myriad regulations that affect their sector.
Restructuring and insolvency lawyers are necessary when a company, individual or other organisation is in financial difficulties.
Insurance and reinsurance is an integral part of commercial activity throughout the world.
IP barristers advise on issues that range from commercial exploitation and infringement disputes to IP rights in large commercial transactions.
The life sciences sector combines a diverse range of practice areas, demanding advice in areas like food, healthcare and biotechnology.
Media & entertainment
Among the different types of client in this area are performers, managers and agents, artists, theatres, broadcasters and publishers.
Large projects involve lawyers specialising in finance, construction and corporate law.
Shipping & trade
Contentious shipping law involves contractual issues such as bill of lading and charterparty disputes while non-contentious work includes ship finance and commercial agreements.
|Profit per partner:||£1,035,000 (2018)|
|Training contract applications:||2,900 (2019)|
|Retention rate:||87% (2019)|
|Has client secondments:||Yes|
|Has overseas secondments:||Yes|
- Apex Charitable Trust
- Aspire Foundation
- Citizens Advice Bureau
- Disability Law Service
- Environmental Law Foundation
- Fair Trials International
- Free Representation Unit
- Lawyers Without Borders
- London Legal Support Trust (LLST)
- PILnet (Public Interest Law)
- Prince’s Trust
- Prisoners’ Advice Service
- Refugee Council
- Save the Children
- The National Pro Bono Centre
- The Royal Courts of Justice Advice Bureau
- Tower Hamlets Law Centre
- TrustLaw Connect
- Victim Support
- Aspiring Solicitors
- Black Solicitors Network
- Bright Network
- Ladder to Law
- Pathways Plus
- Pathways to Law
- Rare Recruitment
- Social Mobility Foundation
- Sutton Trust