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Paul Hastings

  • 7-8 vacancies
  • 16 trainees
  • 30 partners
  • 160 staff

About Paul Hastings

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

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More info

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


Applications to

Mrs Yvette Croucher

Method of application

Online Application Form

Method of assessment

  • 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

Paul Hastings's principal practice areas in London are corporate, banking, capital markets, real estate finance, real estate, corporate and structured finance, leveraged finance, private funds, technology and cyber security, employment, litigation, restructuring and tax.


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.

Full fees for GDL and LPC plus a maintenance grant whilst you are studying.

We have limited opportunities for work placements each year but applications by way of CV and cover letter can be made directly to yvettecroucher@paulhastings.com.

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 corporate, banking, 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 acquisition and development manager 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 £45,000 pa in your first year), medical insurance, life assurance and 25 working days' holiday.


When and how to apply

Applicants should complete the online application form at www.paulhastings.com/office/london/training-contracts where you will also find details of application deadlines.

  • Corporate
  • banking
  • 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

Ten Bishops Square, 8th Floor, London, E1 6EG
Phone: 020 3023 5100
Email: yvettecroucher@paulhastings.com
Web: www.paulhastings.com
Work placement: Yes
Number of work placements: 12
Minimum qualification: 2.1 degree
Start salary: £45,000
Sponsorship: GDL/LPC & maintenance grant
Starting salary: £45,000
Retention rate: 100% (2012)
Has client secondments: Yes
Client secondments:
  • Banks
  • London
  • TrustLaw Connect
  • Black Solicitors' Network
  • Brokerage Citylink
  • Law Society Diversity Access Scheme
  • Pathways to Law
  • Sutton Trust
  • Tower Hamlets Education Business Partnership