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We are welcoming applications for our September 2023 trainee solicitor intake.
Please send your CV and a cover letter to trainee recruitment at [email protected].
The closing date for applications is 30 November 2022. Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted or processed.
Unfortunately because of the volume of applications we receive, we aren't able to give status updates. However, we will endeavour to contact you within three months of the closing date if you are to be invited for an interview.
Thank you for your interest in working at Lawrence Stephens.
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Lawrence Stephens is a commercial full-service law firm located in Farringdon, London EC1. We provide high-quality, specialist legal services for matters related to real estate, real estate finance and banking, family, employment, corporate and commercial, construction and development finance, private wealth and succession planning, dispute resolution and business restructuring and insolvency.
We work with a range of corporate and private clients from private companies, financial institutions and SMEs, to entrepreneurs, executives and high-net-worth individuals. The sectors in which we operate are diverse and include property, retail, sport, leisure and technology.
Established in 1997 by our three founding partners, Steven Bernstein, Lawrence Kelly and Stephen Messias, Lawrence Stephens has enjoyed continued success and growth ever since. Our lawyers are driven, enthusiastic, approachable and commercially aware.
Our team is close-knit, friendly and sociable; we believe that staff wellbeing is of paramount importance which is why we regularly arrange company social events and have a dedicated team of mental health guardians.
Everyone at Lawrence Stephens has the chance to make a difference; we are passionate about supporting the community, protecting the environment and promoting diversity. We also run charitable initiatives throughout the year to raise funds for our nominated charity.
When you join Lawrence Stephens, you will be given responsibility and autonomy from your first day and will be supported through each stage of your career development by experienced and understanding senior staff. We guarantee that you will have boundless opportunities to achieve and accelerate your legal career at our firm.
Trainees at Lawrence Stephens are given varied, well-rounded training and will have regular reviews with the training director to assess their progress and development.
As well as a sound academic background and high levels of personal achievement, we look for drive and commitment, independence, creative thinking and personality.
We like our trainees to stay with us when their training contract finishes and embark on the first stage of their legal career with Lawrence Stephens.
Lawrence Stephens is committed to promoting diversity. We have a robust diversity policy and all members of the firm undertake annual equality and diversity training to ensure that our principles are understood and endorsed.
In order to maintain and ensure diversity:
- we recruit from the widest possible talent pool;
- we communicate and practice, internally and externally, the principles of the diversity policy that we have developed; and
- we monitor diversity levels.
- Real estate
- Residential real estate
- Real estate investment
- Construction & development finance
- Corporate & commercial
- Private wealth & succession planning
- Real estate finance & banking
- Dispute resolution
- Business restructuring & insolvency
- Corporate & Commercial
- General Commercial
Banking & finance
Sponsored by Milbank LLP. Banking and finance involves many financial products, from bank loans to companies to highly structured financing arrangements across multiple jurisdictions.
Commercial property/real estate
Sponsored by Mills & Reeve LLP. Commercial property lawyers work on a wide range of transactions including offices, retail developments and infrastructure projects.
Company & commercial
Sponsored by Gowling WLG (UK) LLP. Commercial lawyers focus on trade, from commercial agreements about supply, manufacture and distribution to identifying the best routes to market.
Corporate finance/mergers & acquisitions
Sponsored by Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. Corporate finance lawyers advise companies on all aspects of the buying and selling of whole businesses or business assets.
Sponsored by RPC. Commercial litigators represent and advise commercial clients when disputes arise from joint venture projects, civil fraud, commercial and banking transactions, corporate governance, financial services regulation and professional negligence.
Employment, pensions & incentives
Sponsored by Lewis Silkin. Employment lawyers work across all areas of employment law, including handling discrimination, staff restructuring and whistleblowing issues.
Sponsored by Charles Russell Speechlys LLP. Family lawyers deal with diverse issues including marriage, civil partnerships, cohabitation, separation, divorce, financial claims and pre and post-nuptial agreements.
Housing/landlord & tenant
Sponsored by Trowers & Hamlins LLP. Relationships between the owners and occupiers of properties, both residential and commercial, can be fraught with problems.
Restructuring and insolvency lawyers are necessary when a company, individual or other organisation is in financial difficulties.
Sponsored by Charles Russell Speechlys LLP. Private client solicitors looks after the affairs of individual clients and trustees, managing all aspects of their personal wealth.