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McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP

  • 2 vacancies
  • 5 trainees
  • 548 partners
  • 2262 staff

About McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP

McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP is a leading international law firm with more than 1,100 lawyers and 20 offices worldwide.

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More info

The firm is looking for the brightest, best and most entrepreneurial trainees. You will need to convince the firm you have made a deliberate choice to apply to McDermott Will & Emery.

Candidates applying for training contracts only must apply online between 24 February and 30 June 2020 to begin a training contract in September 2022.


Applications to

Mrs Sharon Windsor-Clarke

Method of application

Online application form

Method of assessment

  • Assessment centre
  • Panel interview
  • Written exercise

McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP partners with leaders around the world to fuel missions, knock down barriers and shape markets. With 20 locations on three continents, the team works seamlessly across practices, industries and geographies to deliver highly effective — and often unexpected — solutions that propel success. More than 1,100 lawyers strong, the firm brings personal passion and legal prowess to bear in every matter for its clients and the people they serve.

Founded in 1998, our London office brings a prestigious and full-service city practice to Europe and complements the Firm’s capabilities in France, Germany, Italy and Brussels.

As part of an extensive international network, we provide complete multidisciplinary legal services to a diverse range of national and international businesses, from multinational and national corporations to financial institutions and investment banks, as well as high-net-worth individuals. Our offshore capabilities are extensive, ranging from the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man to the Cayman Islands and Bermuda. Additionally, we have a strong network of professionals in China and numerous countries throughout English and French-speaking Africa. The firm has around 60 lawyers at present in London, the majority are English-qualified.

LPC and GDL funding and maintenance grant.

The primary focus of our training contract is to provide a practical foundation for your career within the firm. You will experience four seats over the two-year period and the deliberately small number of trainees means that the firm is able to provide a degree of flexibility in tailoring seats to the individual. Trainees get regular support and feedback.

Benefits include: Private medical and dental insurance, life assurance, permanent health insurance, pension, season ticket loan, subsidised gym membership, employee assistance programme, 25 days holiday.


Who should apply

The firm is looking for the brightest, best and most entrepreneurial trainees. You will need to convince the firm you have made a deliberate choice to apply to McDermott Will & Emery.


When and how to apply

Candidates applying for training contracts only must apply online between 24 February and 30 June 2020 to begin a training contract in September 2022.

  • Corporate
  • Energy
  • Tax
  • Employment
  • Private client
  • Litigation
  • Regulatory
  • Health
  • Corporate & Commercial
  • General Commercial

Practice Areas

Extra info

110 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 4AY
Phone: 020 7577 6900
Email: graduate.recruitment@mwe.com
Web: www.mwe.com/en/careers/europe/legal/united-kingdom?currenttab=apply
Work placement: No
Minimum qualification: First or high 2.1 degree
Start salary: £43,000 (2019)
Sponsorship: GDL and LPC funding and maintenance grant.
Starting salary: £43,000
Training contract applications: 240 (2014)
Retention rate: 66% (2014)
Partner diversity:
  • 70.0% male (2017)
  • 30.0% female
Lawyer diversity:
  • 40.0% male (2017)
  • 60.0% female
  • London
  • Free Representation Unit
  • LawWorks
  • Lawyers Without Borders
  • Lawyers in Schools
  • The Citizenship Foundation