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- Address: 107 Cheapside, London,
- Phone: 020 7862 4600
- Fax: 020 7862 4800
- Email: email@example.com
- Web: www.orrick.com/careers/global-locations/careers-in-the-UK/london-office-read-more
|Minimum qualification:||2.1 degree (any discipline) and at least three A level passes at grades A and B (or equivalent)|
|Start salary:||£40,000 (2017)|
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Application details and method of selection
Online applications for a 2020 training contract and 2018 open days will open on 12 October 2017. Open day applications will close on 9 February 2018, and training contract applications will close on 28 June 2018.
Firm description and career prospects
Orrick is a leading international law firm with more than 1,100 lawyers in 26 offices located throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Orrick has earned a global reputation advising both established and emerging companies, banks and international financial institutions. Much of Orrick's client work involves cross-border transactions which have increased substantially in recent years with the development of the firm's network of global offices.
Working at Orrick you will be part of a truly international team and benefit from its core values of collegiality, integrity, excellence, enthusiasm and respect for individuality. From the first day of your career you will be a valued member of our team. We will support your learning through a steadfast focus on training and mentoring, which will provide you with the right foundation for building your career.
The firm has an extensive diversity initiative that has received recognition from Human Rights Campaign Foundation (100% on the Corporate Equality Index for 10 years), Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers (one of the 2015 50 Best Law Firms for Women, for the seventh year), and The American Lawyer (ranked 16 for overall diversity).
To find out what it is like to work at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Europe) LLP read the firm's Meet the Lawyer profile.
Types of work
Orrick is a leading global law firm with a particular focus on serving companies in the technology, energy and financial sectors. We are recognised worldwide for delivering the highest-quality, commercially-orientated legal advice and for our culture of innovation and collaboration.
Much of Orrick's client work involves cross-border transactions or projects that span Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Americas. This global focus requires close coordination between London and Orrick's overseas offices. Our clients include leading investment banks, private equity and hedge funds, multinational and national corporate, and emerging companies.
Orrick's pro bono programme offers the firm's resources, both time and money, to those in our communities who would not otherwise be able to afford access to legal services, education or the arts. The firm provides pro-bono support to various social enterprises including Accion International, Policy in Practice and Resurgo Spear. We also deliver pro-bono services with LawWorks and Advocates for International Development, and we support aspiring democracies in the Middle East through our work with the Public International Law & Policy Group.
GDL and LPC course fees paid plus £7,000 maintenance grant.
We do not provide work experience or hold vacation schemes but we do hold open days – see below for details.
Training contract programme
We value team players and reward collaboration over competition, and encourage a high level of responsibility from day one. We give individuals the opportunity to flourish in a lively work environment and encourage interaction among lawyers across international offices at every level of experience within the firm. We support learning through a steadfast focus on training and a mentoring programme that will provide you with the right foundation for building your legal career and for working with clients. Trainees work closely with fee-earners and gain practical experience in research, drafting, procedural and client-related skills.
We offer the benefits of a major international law firm providing leading practices in a variety of sectors with the opportunity for interaction in an informal office environment. Trainees experience an innovative four six-month seat structure, with partner supervision and regular appraisals throughout.
Who should apply: If you set your standards high, have a strong work ethic and are a bright, talented graduate of any discipline looking for a firm offering a broad-based training contract, then Orrick could be for you. Applicants should have at least three A-level passes at grades A and B and a 2.1 degree. The offer of a training contract is subject to applicants passing the Graduate Diploma in Law (if applicable) and Legal Practice Course exam at the first attempt.
We will be holding open days in the spring of 2018 which provide a good opportunity to see the London office of a US law firm in action. Applicants spend the day learning more about the firm and the work on offer in the London office. Applicants will complete a drafting exercise, participate in a business game designed to give a flavour of the work of a City lawyer, and attend a first round interview for a 2020 training contract. Further details can be found on our website.
Corporate, banking and finance, real estate, litigation, restructuring, competition, IP, tax, energy and infrastructure.
Type of practice
Corporate & Commercial
London, Beijing, Brussels, Dusseldorf, Geneva, Hong Kong, Houston, Los Angeles, Milan, Moscow, Munich, New York, Orange County, Paris, Portland, Rome, Sacramento, San Francisco, Seattle, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, Taipei, Tokyo, Washington DC and Wheeling (GOC).
A4ID, i-Probono, LawWorks, Toynbee Hall Legal Advice Centre, TrustLaw Connect
Diversity access schemes
City Solicitors' Educational Trust, Rare Recruitment