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|Number of work placements:||30|
|Minimum qualification:||A minimum of 340 UCAS points and 2.1 degree|
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Application details and method of selection
Firm description and career prospects
Let's talk Mayer Brown.
We’re one of the world’s largest full service law firms with locations in 25 major cities across the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. As one of the first firms to develop a global platform, we’re an international leader.
In Brazil, the firm has an association with Tauil & Chequer Avogados. Through the association, the extensive international expertise of its lawyers and its presence in the leading financial centres around the world, Mayer Brown provides high-quality legal advice and client-focused solutions to support many of the world’s leading businesses, governments and individuals. This includes a significant proportion of the Fortune 100, FTSE 100 and DAX and Hang Seng Index and organisations in the banking, insurance, communications, industrials, energy, construction, professional services, pharmaceuticals, chemicals and mining sectors.
We're a global law firm but our offices still maintain an open and inclusive culture with tightly knit teams. When you train with us, you’ll be one of 30 trainees and you’ll have the opportunity to assist our teams on matters that may be multidisciplinary, cross-border, complex and high profile in nature.
Training with us means high levels of responsibility with extensive opportunities to represent clients across a variety of sectors. From leading investment banks to insurance companies and major corporates to hedge funds, the clients we advise are without parallel and our teams work collaboratively to help them achieve their goals.
While hard work is the norm, we offer a great working environment and friendly culture. As a trainee, you’ll be given all the support you need to reach your full potential.
Our lawyers practise in a wide range of areas including corporate, finance, litigation and dispute resolution, construction, real estate, insurance and reinsurance, pensions and employment, competition, tax and intellectual property. The firm advises many of the world's largest companies including a significant proportion of the Fortune 100, FTSE 100 and DAX and Hang Seng Index organizations from the worlds of banking, insurance, communications, industrials, energy, construction, professional services, media, pharmaceuticals, chemicals and mining.
To find out what it is like to work at Mayer Brown International LLP read the firm's Meet the Lawyer profile.
We pay all course fees for the GDL (if applicable) and the LPC together with a maintenance grant of £7,000 for each (£6,500 if outside London for the GDL only).
We run three vacation schemes each year; one two-week scheme in the spring and two two-week schemes in the summer. All are based in the London office and applications are welcome from law and non-law undergraduates and graduates.
During our vacation schemes you will assist a partner or senior associate on real deals to give you first-hand experience of life in a City law firm. You will sit in two departments and you will be asked in advance which areas interest you most. You will also be invited to attend presentations on our different practice areas to give you more insight into the breadth of the firm. There will also be plenty of social activities organised, including a trip to one of our European offices.
Applications opened on 1 November 2017 and must be made online via our website before 31 January 2018.
Training contract programme
One of the advantages of joining Mayer Brown are the choices available to you. Our trainees can tailor their training contract from a range of different seats, including our main practice areas in London and international secondments. If you don't want to stray too far, a wealth of in-house experience is also available via our client secondments in London.
For a large international firm, our London office remains a tightly knit team with an open and inclusive culture. You will nevertheless be given significant opportunities to assist on matters which may be multi-disciplinary, cross-border, complex and high-profile in nature. Trainees are given high levels of responsibility, case management and client contact from an early stage. The firm also has an extensive support network in place throughout the training contract in the form of senior-level support and continuous appraisals. Applications opened on 1 November 2017 and must be made online via our website by 31 July 2018.
Corporate and securities, banking and finance, real estate, litigation group (including commercial dispute resolution, construction, insurance, competition/antitrust), employment, pensions, IP, tax
Type of practice
Corporate & Commercial, General Commercial
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Diversity access schemes
Aspiring Solicitors, Black Solicitors' Network, City Solicitors' Educational Trust, Legal Apprenticeships , LGBT Leaders, Pathways to Law, PRIME, SEO London, Social Mobility Foundation, Stonewall, Sutton Trust