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In 2021 we will be running our annual summer recruitment to find our future trainees.
We are looking to recruit for 2023 trainee solicitors over summer 2021. The application form will become live on 1 November 2020 and will close at midday on 30 June 2021. To apply please click here.
All application forms are read by at least two members of the graduate recruitment team and are compared against our minimum criteria. We set our minimum criteria for potential applicants based on their academic achievements: you should have gained good results at GCSE or its equivalent, have no less than 320 UCAS points (or their equivalent) at one sitting and at least 2.1 degree at university (or be on course for a 2.1 degree). We recognise that not all applicants fulfil these criteria; however you should only apply if you have other strong qualities.
Successful applicants will be contacted shortly after the deadline date and will be interviewed during the beginning of July with an associate or senior associate and a member of the human resources team.
Following the first interview, successful candidates will be invited back to attend the second stage of the recruitment process. The second interview process is carried out over two days, during which you will meet various members of the firm and to get a feel of life as a trainee at Memery Crystal. This also includes lunch with the trainees and dinner with the partners and fee-earners, giving us the opportunity to get to know you better, and for you to get to know us. During the two days you will also be assessed during a number of activities, including team and individual exercises. You will also be given a topic and asked to give a presentation to a small panel on your last day.
We normally make our offers within two weeks of the second interview process. During the next two years we continue to keep in contact with our future trainees and invite them to our Christmas party and other social events.
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Method of applicationOnline application form
Method of assessment
- Assessment centre
- HR-led interview
- Partner interview
- Written exercise
During their training contracts, trainees will sit with a partner, senior associate or associate. Their development is monitored closely and due to our partner-led service, trainees will work closely with partners from all departments, and will receive regular feedback in addition to their appraisals every three months with their supervisor and a member of HR, helping them to set and achieve goals for their future.
All trainees are given on the job training and mentoring, and are invited to all sessions in the firm’s internal training programme, which covers practical and technical training as well as business development sessions. These provide the foundations for a successful career as a lawyer.
Trainees will rotate seats every six months, and we aim to give second years their preference in seat choice, and offer the option of repeating seats.
We believe that trainees should be integrated into the firm from their first day; you are encouraged to get involved in various firm initiatives and committee groups.
Ultimately, we believe that if you accept a training contract here then you are worth investing in. We are looking for individuals to become and remain Memery Crystal career lawyers.
The firm funds the GDL and LPC.
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Banking & finance
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Capital markets lawyers work with transactions involving the issue of debt or equity securities to the public or investors.
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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.
In this area of legal practice, clients generally fall into two categories: the rich or famous and the media.
Commercial litigation involves the resolution of disputes in the corporate and commercial sphere.
Employment, pensions & incentives
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Energy & natural resources
The energy sector is an important part of the legal landscape and is making more headlines than ever before.
This area of legal practice involves advising financial services clients on the myriad regulations that affect their sector.
Housing/landlord & tenant
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.
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.
Sports law involves the legal issues at play in the worlds of both amateur and professional sport.
|Training contract applications:||300 (2020)|
|Retention rate:||100% (2020)|