Remember to cite LawCareers.Net on your application form if you apply to Mishcon de Reya LLP.
This form will require you to complete details about yourself including your academics and personal contact info, your work experience to date, details of any extra-curricular activities and you will complete some free-text questions.
You will receive a link asking you to complete the video interview. This is a one-way recorded interview where you will be shown a number of questions and have a set amount of time to record your response online.
Case study (face-to-face)
This is a face-to-face exercises which is completed when you come into the office. You will be given all the information materials on the day and given time to prepare before meeting with an assessor.
This is the final stage in the process. The interview takes place in our office, and is a chance for our interviewers to find out more about you.
We are looking for applicants who are driven, motivated, tenacious and inquisitive as well as being passionate about the law. Whilst we are looking for people who are driven to succeed we also look for trainees who are driven by values.
How to applywww.mishcongraduates.com
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Method of applicationOnline application form
Method of assessment
- Assessment centre
- Panel interview
- Video interview
Mishcon de Reya is an independent law firm, which now employs more than 900 people with over 440 lawyers offering a wide range of legal services to companies and individuals. Based in London with offices in Singapore, the firm services an international community of clients and provides advice in situations where the constraints of geography often do not apply. The work it undertakes is cross-border, multi-jurisdictional and complex, spanning five core practice areas. Our clients are dynamic and sophisticated and we reflect that in our belief in challenging the conventional or accepted ways of working. We fiercely guard our clients’ interests, recognising the significant nexus between business affairs and personal affairs. We appreciate the privilege of sitting alongside our clients as a trusted advisor. Building strong personal connections to our clients and their businesses is important to us. It is for these reasons we say ‘It’s business. But it’s personal’.
Types of work
Organised internally into six key departments – corporate, employment, litigation, property, family and private. The firm also has a growing number of specialist groups which include: banking and finance, defamation, employment, fraud, immigration, services to private clients, sports and media and reputation management.
Who should apply
Applications are welcome from penultimate-year law students, final-year non-law students and other graduates wishing to commence a training contract. The firm recruits from a wide range of universities.
We don’t believe that lawyers who have the intellect, agility, and personality to shape a client’s future can be churned off a production line. So while other firms may have a narrow, prescriptive view of what a lawyer should be, we offer you an alternative. At Mishcon de Reya our junior lawyers are the future of our business. And the future of law is not predictable: the years to come will look nothing like the years that came before. So we need shapers. We need bold individuals who can adapt to seismic changes across the legal, social and political spheres. We need creative thinkers who can revolutionise the way we work, bringing technology to the fore while never forgetting the power of human thought and human interaction.
Our spring and summer schemes offers up to two-week placements in two of our departments. Applications open on 24 August and close on 31 December 2020.
Trainees have the opportunity to experience four different seats of six months each. Because of the relatively few training contracts offered, trainees can expect to be exposed to high-quality work with early responsibility. In order to support this, the firm has a wide-ranging training and education programme, and provides extensive internal training in addition to the Professional Skills Course. Trainee performance is monitored closely and trainees can expect to receive regular feedback.
We offer full LPC and GDL funding in addition to a living allowance of £7,000 payable in the GDL and LPC year.
- Fraud defence & business disputes
- Tax disputes & investigations
- White collar crime & investigations
- Finance & banking disputes
- Contentious regulatory & enforcement
- Commercial litigation
- Insurance litigation
- Competition & EU
- International arbitration
- IP litigation
- IP commercial
- IP brands
- Private commercial litigation
- Reputation protection
- Tax & wealth planning
- General corporate
- Betting & gaming
- Real estate
- Finance & tax
- Real estate litigation
- General employment
- Corporate & Commercial
- General Commercial
Banking & finance
Banking and finance involves many financial products, from bank loans to companies to highly structured financing arrangements across multiple jurisdictions.
Charities lawyers advising the not-for-profit and social enterprise sector cover wills and trusts to commercial and real estate law.
Commercial property/real estate
Commercial property lawyers work on a wide range of transactions including offices, retail developments and infrastructure projects.
Competition & EU law
Competition and regulatory work includes merger control, regulatory and court proceedings, issues arising from sector-specific regulation and utility procurement issues.
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.
Criminal solicitors advise and appear in court on behalf of both accused persons and the prosecution.
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
Employment lawyers work across all areas of employment law, including handling discrimination, staff restructuring and whistleblowing issues.
Issues such as climate change and the need for alternative energy sources make environmental laws more important than ever.
Family lawyers deal with diverse issues including marriage, civil partnerships, cohabitation, separation, divorce, financial claims and pre and post-nuptial agreements.
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.
Immigration lawyers deal with all legal matters relating to immigration and nationality.
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.
The life sciences sector combines a diverse range of practice areas, demanding advice in areas like food, healthcare and biotechnology.
Media & entertainment
Among the different types of client in this area are performers, managers and agents, artists, theatres, broadcasters and publishers.
Private client solicitors looks after the affairs of individual clients and trustees, managing all aspects of their personal wealth.
Lawyers specialising in professional negligence disputes will handle claims ranging from the relatively low-value to the absolutely enormous.
Sports law involves the legal issues at play in the worlds of both amateur and professional sport.
|Profit per partner:||£1,020,000 (2019)|
|Training contract applications:||1,400 (2020)|
|Retention rate:||81% (2020)|
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