Morrison & Foerster (UK) LLP
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Application details and method of selection
We have six vacancies for our 2021 training scheme.
The application deadline for 2021 has been extended to 3 February 2019.
Firm description and career prospects
Morrison & Foerster is a leading global firm with over 1,000 lawyers in key technology and finance centres in the US; Europe and Asia. In Europe we have a team of 120 lawyers in our strategic hubs of London, Berlin and Brussels. We work alongside our colleagues in the US and Asia, drawing on cultural, jurisdictional and market knowledge to deliver the best advice and client service with a global approach. Dynamic technology companies, significant financial investors and financial institutions, leading consumer product companies and other market leaders come to MoFo for our expertise, knowledge, advice, commerciality, transaction support and individually tailored client service. We handle some of the world’s largest cross-border transactions and resolve some of the biggest disputes across multiple jurisdictions. Our firm was built on and continues to succeed because of the talent of our lawyers and their innovative approach to the practice of law. We practice in a collegial environment where we value teamwork and diverse perspectives and operate as one firm. As our nickname suggests, we take our work seriously but we don’t take ourselves too seriously.
We pay full GDL and LPC course fees at the University of Law for our future trainees. We also offer an £8,000 maintenance grant during the GDL and LPC.
If students have completed the GDL or LPC prior to securing a training contract with us we offer 50% reimbursement of fees.
In 2019 we will be running two vacation schemes in the summer, which each run for two weeks. Our vacation schemes provide prospective trainees a chance to learn about Morrison & Foerster behind the scenes and to consider whether they want to become a future trainee and an ambassador for our firm. Through our work assignments you’ll gain a really good picture of just how much responsibility we give our trainees. You’ll also get to know our London-based partners, associates and staff. We treat our vacation scheme as an extended interview and it is the sole method of selecting our future trainees.
We pay expenses of £350 per week.
Training contract programme
We offer our trainees significant responsibility and the support and training you need to excel in your work. The training period consists of four six-month seats with the potential for joining one of our Asian offices for one seat. There’s an active mentoring programme as well as a formal review process four times per year.
Business restructuring and insolvency, capital markets, corporate, finance, funds, tax, technology transactions, litigation, data privacy, employment, equity derivatives.
Type of practice
Corporate & Commercial
A4ID, Asylum Aid UK, PILnet (public interest law), Queen Mary Legal Advice Centre, TrustLaw Connect, UK collaborative pro bono plan, UnLtd, Zacchaeus 2000 Trust
Diversity access schemes
Black Solicitors' Network, Brokerage Citylink, Tower Hamlets Education Business Partnership