Mishcon de Reya LLP
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Application details and method of selection
ApplicationThis 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.
The situational strengths test (SST) and critical reasoning test (CRT)These are online assessments, which are completed remotely by you, more detail on these tests can be found in the FAQ 'How do the online assessments work?'
Video interviewYou 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.
Interview (face-to-face)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.
Firm description and career prospects
Mishcon de Reya is a London-based commercial law firm that works with clients in building businesses, protecting assets, managing wealth and resolving disputes.
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 in two years' time. 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.
We offer full LPC and GDL funding in addition to a living allowance of £7,000 payable in the GDL and LPC year.
Our spring and summer schemes offers up to two-week placements in two of our departments. Aplications opened on 1 October 2018 and close on 15 January 2019.
Training contract programme
Trainees have the opportunity to experience four different seats of six months each. We are structured into six main departments; real estate, litigation, family, corporate, employment and private. 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.
Corporate, dispute resolution, employment, intellectual property, private and real estate.
Type of practice
Corporate & Commercial, General Commercial
London, New York
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