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In 2024 we will be running our annual summer recruitment to find our future trainees.
We are looking to recruit for 2025 and 2026 trainee solicitors over summer 2024 (five per cohort). Applications are now open and the application form deadline is 14 June 2024.
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 very good results at GCSE or its equivalent (or a minimum of ABB at A level or equivalent) have no less than 128 UCAS points (or their equivalent, this is 320 UCAS points in the old tariff) at one sitting and a 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 and Rosenblatt. 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.
Those successful at second interview will then be invited to a final stage interview with two partners.
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.
How to applyrbgls.grad.allhires.com
Mr Ben Grinyer
Method of applicationOnline Application Form
Method of assessment
- Assessment centre
- HR-led interview
- Partner interview
- Written exercise
Where great minds dare to be different. We are two distinct law firm brands under one corporate umbrella: disputes powerhouse, Rosenblatt, and the choice of growth companies and their leaders, Memery Crystal.
With two brands ambitious trainees get dual insight and exposure to diverse, interesting, and challenging work for motivated, often high-profile, clients. Our teamwork, inventive, open culture and agile approach means we set milestones for our clients and our competition.
Founded in 1989, Rosenblatt is completely focused on dispute resolution. We are best known for being aggressive, outcome-driven litigators; in high-profile, high-value complex cases. Competitive in the best sense, and international in our reputation and reach, we are known for our insistence on the highest standards and our determination to achieve results. From the CEO of a FTSE company to an ambitious entrepreneur, each client can expect consistent access to our Partners who lead agile, responsive teams of experts, united by a shared ethos and a powerful sense of purpose.
Founded in 1978, sister brand Memery Crystal is a recognised leader in equity capital markets, M&A, real estate, and natural resources. We also specialise in cannabis, gambling, direct selling, hotels, retail and leisure, and technology sectors. We act for a broad range of clients, from individual entrepreneurs and owner-managed businesses, to city institutions and multi-national corporations. At Memery Crystal we are renowned for having a strong international focus, which we see as vital to our vision of remaining distinct in a globalising economy. In addition, we have considerable cross-border transactional experience and have built strong relationships with other advisers around the world.
Memery Crystal and Rosenblatt are trading names RBG Legal Services Limited, which is the legal services division of professional services group AIM-listed RBG Holdings plc. Memery Crystal was acquired by RBG Holdings plc in 2021.
Memery Crystal’s suite of practice areas include banking and finance, equity capital markets, M&A, construction, real estate, commercial, IP and technology, employment, financial regulation, and tax. Clients include well-known companies and financial institutions, owner-managed businesses, HNW individuals and entrepreneurs.
Rosenblatt’s international ground-breaking disputes offering includes commercial litigation, international arbitration, defamation, financial crime, insolvency, and civil fraud. Professional practices, financial services, media, leisure and HNW individual clients all seek incisive action on contentious commercial issues.
Trainees will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience across both Memery Crystal and Rosenblatt brands, providing trainees with dual insight and exposure to diverse, interesting, and challenging work for motivated, often high-profile, clients.
During their training contracts, trainees will sit with a partner, legal director, 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 and Rosenblatt career lawyers.
The Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE) is the new route to qualification for all aspiring solicitors in England and Wales. It’s designed to assure consistent, high standards for all qualifying solicitors.
The Solicitors Regulation Authority requires aspiring solicitors to have a degree qualification in any subject, pass two centralised assessments (the SQE1 and SQE2), undertake two years’ full-time qualifying work experience, and meet the character and suitability requirements in order to qualify.
Memery Crystal and Rosenblatt are committed to a policy of equal treatment and fairness towards all staff and job applicants. We recognise that people from different backgrounds and cultures bring new ideas, skills and experiences and perceptions which help to increase our organisational efficiency. Through a dedicated EDI committee which marks a variety of events throughout the year, employees have the ability to promote inclusion and diversity which supports the firm in attracting, recruiting, developing and retaining talented people to contribute at every level.
The firm will support you through the funding of your PGDL and additionally your LPC or LLM in Legal Practice through The University of Law, along with the SQE1 and SQE2 exams if qualifying via the SQE route. The firm will additionally support you with a £6,000 maintenance grant for each year of study. Please note we are unable to provide funding where studies have already been completed.
- Dispute resolution
- Real estate
- Real estate litigation
- Real estate private client
- Commercial IP & technology
- 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.
Capital markets lawyers work with transactions involving the issue of debt or equity securities to the public or investors.
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.
Construction & engineering
Sponsored by Charles Russell Speechlys LLP. 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
Sponsored by Baker McKenzie. Corporate finance lawyers advise companies on all aspects of the buying and selling of whole businesses or business assets.
Corporate tax involves involves advising clients on the tax risks associated with acquiring, selling or restructuring assets.
In this area of legal practice, clients generally fall into two categories: the rich or famous and the media.
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 complaints, staff restructuring and whistleblowing issues.
Energy & natural resources
Sponsored by Norton Rose Fulbright. The energy sector is an important part of the legal landscape and is making more headlines than ever before.
Following the UK’s exit from the European Union, the covid-19 pandemic and various financial scandals, there is always lots going on in this area.
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 Debevoise & Plimpton LLP. Insurance and reinsurance is an integral part of commercial activity throughout the world.
Sponsored by Bristows LLP. Intellectual property is an umbrella term for a variety of different rights which protect intellectual creations, such as inventions, brands, designs, and literary and artistic works.
Sponsored by Squire Patton Boggs (UK) LLP. Sports law involves the legal issues at play in the worlds of both amateur and professional sport.
|Training programme applications:
- Sutton Trust