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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius UK LLP

6 vacancies
14 trainees
42 partners
195 staff

At Morgan Lewis, we work in collaboration around the world - ready to respond to the needs of our clients and craft powerful solutions.

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More info

If you are interested in applying for a place on our first-year open day, please apply via the online application system. Applications open on 1 December 2022 and close at midnight on 18 January 2023. Applicants will be shortlisted for a telephone interview before, before successful candidates are offered a place on one of two open days, which run in spring each year. Our open days are open to first-year law students and second-year non-law students.

If you are interested in applying for our summer vacation scheme, please apply via the online application system by midnight on 25 January 2023. Successful applicants will be shortlisted for a telephone interview, followed by a second-stage partner interview. Our two-week summer vacation scheme is open to all candidates who are eligible to commence a training contract in 2025.

For those interested in applying for a training contract, please apply via the online application system by midnight (GMT) on 7 July 2023. The first stage of the training contract recruitment process is a telephone interview conducted by a member of the graduate recruitment team. Successful candidates will then be invited to attend an assessment centre, which includes partner interviews, a written exercise and a group activity, as well as a networking lunch with some of our partners.

The firm does not recruit on a rolling basis and therefore all candidates will be contacted to inform them of the outcome of their application (and next steps where relevant) within three weeks of the deadline date.

Morgan Lewis is seeking candidates with a consistently strong academic record, including a minimum of AAB at A level (or equivalent) and a 2:1 (predicted or gained) in their undergraduate degree. We look for a range of prior work experience (a mixture of law and non-law), volunteering and extra-curricular activities to demonstrate the development of various skills and experience. In particular, we are looking for candidates to show us their commercial awareness, team spirit, resilience and passion for a career in law.

Applications to

Miss Natasha Fox

Method of application

Online Application Form

Method of assessment

  • Assessment centre
  • HR-led interview
  • Panel interview
  • Partner interview
  • Presentation
  • Telephone interview
  • Written exercise

With over 30 offices across North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, the firm provides comprehensive corporate, transactional, regulatory and litigation services to clients of all sizes across all major industries. The firm’s regulatory and industry focused practices help clients address legal, government and policy challenges. Founded in 1873, Morgan Lewis comprises more than 2,200 legal professionals.

Morgan Lewis’s London office offers a wide range of business and commercial services, including: competition; corporate; debt and equity capital markets; finance and restructuring; labour and employment including employment litigation and immigration advice; investment mangement; structured transactions; tax; international commercial dispute, arbitration, insurance recovery, and white collar matters. Morgan Lewis is also strong in various business sectors, including life sciences; financial services and technology, where the firm’s leading regulatory and commercial lawyers provide a real insight into their industries.

Our summer vacation scheme provides students with the opportunity to learn more about the firm, meet some of our people, and gain insight into life at Morgan Lewis. Further details can be found on our website.

Trainees complete four six-month seats over the course of the training contract. They can expect to receive high-quality, challenging assignments and the opportunity to work directly with senior lawyers across a range of practices and industry groups. The work will be varied, complex, and will most likely involve working across a variety of jurisdictions. In addition to formal appraisals, the office environment allows regular contact with, and feedback from, the training principal, supervisors and other lawyers. Trainees will have the opportunity to actively participate in all in-house associate training sessions, and to take part in pro bono work and business development activities.

Candidates who have accepted a training contract offer with Morgan Lewis will receive a maintenance grant of £12,500 (paid in instalments), as well as the full payment of fees for both the PGDL and LPC. The firm does not provide retrospective funding for law school fees or maintenance grants.

  • Antitrust
  • Corporate
  • Business transactions
  • Finance
  • Investment management
  • Labour
  • Employment
  • Litigation
  • Structured transactions
  • Tax
  • Intellectual property
  • International secondments
  • General Commercial
  • Corporate & Commercial

Practice Areas

Extra info

Condor House, 5-10 St Paul's Churchyard, London, EC4M 8AL
Phone: 020 3201 5000
Email: [email protected]
Work placement: Yes
Number of work placements: 10
Minimum qualification: High 2.1 degree plus AAB grades at A level
Start salary: £50,000
Fees paid for:
  • LPC
  • SQE
Turnover: £21,390,000 (2012)
Training programme applications: 350 (2021)
Retention rate: 100% (2022)
Partner diversity:
  • 73.0% male (2022)
  • 27.0% female
Lawyer diversity:
  • 54.0% male (2022)
  • 46.0% female
Has client secondments: Yes
Client secondments:
  • Banks
  • Insurance companies
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Retail outlets
Has overseas secondments: Yes
Overseas secondments:
  • Dubai
  • Singapore
  • Abu Dhabi
  • Almaty
  • Beijing
  • Boston
  • Brussels
  • Century City
  • Chicago
  • Dallas
  • Dubai
  • Frankfurt
  • Hartford
  • Hong Kong
  • Houston
  • London
  • Los Angeles
  • Miami
  • New York
  • Nur Sultan
  • Orange County
  • Paris
  • Philadelphia
  • Pittsburgh
  • Princeton
  • San Francisco
  • Shanghai
  • Silicon Valley
  • Singapore
  • Tokyo
  • Washington DC
  • Wilmington
  • Amicus
  • LawWorks (the Solicitors Pro Bono Group)
  • PILnet (Public Interest Law)
  • Career Ready
  • City Parents
  • InterLaw Diversity Forum