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Paul Hastings (Europe) LLP

10 vacancies
18 trainees
39 partners
200 staff

We are client-focused professionals with a commercial mindset and a collaborative approach to delivering value for our clients in everything we do.

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More info

Applicants should complete the online application form at where you will also find details of application deadlines.

Applications to

Mrs Yvette Croucher

Method of application

Online Application Form

Method of assessment

  • HR-led interview
  • Partner interview
  • Written exercise

Paul Hastings is a leading international law firm that provides innovative legal solutions to many of the world's top financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies. With 21 offices across Asia, Europe, and the US, we have the global reach and extensive capabilities to provide personalized service wherever our clients' needs take us.

Types of work

Our London office focuses on corporate M&A, private equity, leveraged finance, structured finance and private/credit funds. There are also opportunities to gain experience in other practice specialisms, including real estate finance, securitisation, corporate and structured finance, tax, payment systems, financial services and regulation, fintech, privacy and cyber security, employment, litigation and corporate crime.

Who should apply

We seek individuals with a wide variety of skills, who combine intellectual ability with enthusiasm, creativity and a demonstrable ability to thrive in a challenging environment. In addition, we expect you to show initiative and a willingness to make a positive contribution to the firm as a whole. When completing the application form you should seek to demonstrate that you possess those qualities. We are looking for individuals with distinguished academic credentials. We expect candidates to have high level of achievement both at A level (or equivalent) and degree level. This would normally mean an upper second or first-class degree and a majority of A grades at A level.

We usually offer informal work placements over the summer months and applications, by way of CV and cover letter, can be made directly to [email protected].

We also offer open day events in June that target specifically students that meet our diversity priority criteria ie BAME, social mobility and disability.

As a trainee you can expect substantive and challenging work assignments, open doors, the opportunity to ask questions and a collaborative work environment. We will provide you with a first class training and development programme, combining on-the-job training, internal practice-based training and professional courses.

Our trainee solicitors will spend six months in four seats chosen from a variety of options, including corporate, capital markets, real estate finance, real estate, corporate and structured finance, leveraged finance, private funds, technology and cyber security, employment, litigation, restructuring and tax.

Trainees are monitored on a formal and informal basis, enjoy the benefits of a mentor within the firm, have the opportunity to offer feedback on their experiences and are closely supervised and advised by our talent management team in London.

Training contracts are offered to students from law and non-law backgrounds and we embrace equality, diversity and inclusion in our hiring practices. We offer a competitive salary whilst training (currently £50,000 pa in your first year), and benefits including medical insurance, a fitness and wellbeing allowance, life assurance and 25 working days' holiday.

When and how to apply

Applicants should complete the online application form at where you will also find details of application deadlines.

Anticipated that future trainees will progress through the SQE programme from 2023/24 onwards.

Full fees for PGDL and LPC and/or SQE sponsorship plus a maintenance grant whilst you are studying.

  • Corporate
  • Capital markets
  • Real estate finance
  • Real estate
  • Corporate
  • Structured finance
  • Leveraged finance
  • Private funds
  • Technology
  • Cyber security
  • Employment
  • Litigation
  • Restructuring
  • Tax
  • Corporate & Commercial

Practice Areas

Extra info

100 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 4AG
Phone: 020 3023 5100
Email: [email protected]
Work placement: Yes
Number of work placements: 12
Minimum qualification: 2.1 degree
Start salary: £50,000
Fees paid for:
  • LPC
Retention rate: 100% (2012)
Has client secondments: Yes
Client secondments:
  • Banks
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • London
  • Just for Kids
  • London Legal Support Trust (LLST)
  • TrustLaw Connect
  • Aspiring Solicitors
  • Black Solicitors Network
  • Brokerage Citylink
  • Generation Success
  • Law Society Diversity Access Scheme
  • Law Society Social Mobility Ambassadors Scheme
  • Mindful Business Charter
  • Pathways to Law
  • Sutton Trust
  • Tower Hamlets Education Business Partnership