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Training contract 2021 – applications open w/c 23 September 2019 England and Scotland – deadline Friday 23 July 2020.
Assessment centre includes interview, psychometric test, in-tray exercise and SWOT presentation.
Vacation placement applications are open from w/c 23 September 2019 to 9 December 2019.
Find out more and network with recruiters and lawyers from Pinsent Masons LLP at the LawCareersNetLIVE Bristol student conference on Tuesday 10 December 2019. Apply before midnight on Wednesday 30 October 2019 to be considered for a place.
How to applywww.pinsentmasons.com/graduate
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Method of applicationOnline application form
Method of assessment
- Assessment centre
- Partner interview
- Psychometric testing
- Written exercise
We’re Legal Business's Law Firm of the Year 2019’; a global firm with more than 3,400 people across offices in four continents. Delivering innovative solutions and services to a diverse range of clients, primarily in our five global sectors, we advise on high-profile and cutting-edge national and international deals and disputes. We’re continually striving to be at the forefront of innovation in the legal marketplace.
We’re transforming our business from an expertise-based law firm into a modern, international professional services business with law at its core. At the same time, we’re concentrating not just on what we do, but how we do it. We believe that success flows from doing business in the right way and for the right reasons.
But we cannot get there through ambition alone. We need colleagues who’ll share our vision and desire to be at the forefront of a changing landscape. We’re looking for people with ideas and opinions; with confidence and intellectual curiosity who can form relationships, build networks and drive the success of the business.
We offer programmes and opportunities which allow you to get fully involved, make a significant contribution, and shape your experience.
In England, full sponsorship is offered for the GDL and LPC fees, as well as a maintenance grant.
In Scotland, full sponsorship is offered for PEAT1 fees, together with a maintenance grant.
In Northern Ireland the firm will pay your IPLS/GSPLE fees.
Over the course of a number of weeks, vacation placement participants get fully immersed in all aspects of working life at Pinsent Masons. If you join us, you will experience a structured programme of work-based learning, skills training and presentations, as well as plenty of socialising and networking. The programme is available across all UK offices (London, Aberdeen, Belfast, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds and Manchester). We typically recruit around 70% of their trainee solicitors through this programme, but acknowledge that not everyone can undertake a placement for a number of reasons, and fill a number of training contract placements directly each year..
A training contract at Pinsent Masons represents the first stage of a focused development programme that will enable you to reach your full potential. Our training programme has been developed in-house; this ensures you receive a balanced and comprehensive introduction to the profession.
The two-year training contract comprises four six-month seats, spent in four different practice groups, and combines regulatory and skills training. Seat allocations take account of trainees’ preferences and aim to strike a balance between their choices and the firm’s requirements. In each seat trainees will be supervised by a senior colleague who will guide them through their learning and development in each seat. There is also full support from Pinsent Masons’ graduate development team who meet trainees regularly to discuss their on-going performance and provide professional and personal support and guidance.
- Contentious construction
- Financial regulation
- Tax advisory
- Litigation & regulatory
- Tax litigation
- Infrastructure projects
- Energy infrastructure
- Property dispute resolution
- Property investment
- TMT litigation
- Corporate & Commercial
- General Commercial
Administrative & public law
Public law comprises several interlinking practice areas which concern relationships between people and government.
Advertising & marketing
A fresh and exciting area of legal practice, specialist lawyers provide copy clearance advice and work with big-brand clients.
Aviation lawyers provide commercial, regulatory and insurance advice and litigation services to the world's airlines, manufacturers and financiers.
Capital markets lawyers work with transactions involving the issue of debt or equity securities to the public or investors.
Charities lawyers advising the not-for-profit and social enterprise sector cover wills and trusts to commercial and real estate law.
Commercial property/real estate
Commercial property lawyers work on a wide range of transactions including offices, retail developments and infrastructure projects.
Company & commercial
Commercial lawyers focus on trade, from commercial agreements about supply, manufacture and distribution to identifying the best routes to market.
Competition & EU law
Competition and regulatory work includes merger control, regulatory and court proceedings, issues arising from sector-specific regulation and utility procurement issues.
Construction & engineering
Contentious construction work involves the resolution of disputes while non-contentious work involves drafting and negotiating contracts and advising on projects.
Corporate finance/mergers & acquisitions
Corporate finance lawyers advise companies on all aspects of the buying and selling of whole businesses or business assets.
Corporate tax involves advising on the most tax-efficient means of acquiring, selling or restructuring assets.
In this area of legal practice, clients generally fall into two categories: the rich or famous and the media.
Commercial litigation involves the resolution of disputes in the corporate and commercial sphere.
Employment, pensions & incentives
Employment lawyers work across all areas of employment law, including handling discrimination, staff restructuring and whistleblowing issues.
Energy & natural resources
The energy sector is an important part of the legal landscape and is making more headlines than ever before.
Issues such as climate change and the need for alternative energy sources make environmental laws more important than ever.
This area of legal practice involves advising financial services clients on the myriad regulations that affect their sector.
Housing/landlord & tenant
Relationships between the owners and occupiers of properties, both residential and commercial, can be fraught with problems.
Immigration lawyers deal with all legal matters relating to immigration and nationality.
Restructuring and insolvency lawyers are necessary when a company, individual or other organisation is in financial difficulties.
Insurance and reinsurance is an integral part of commercial activity throughout the world.
IP barristers advise on issues that range from commercial exploitation and infringement disputes to IP rights in large commercial transactions.
The term ‘Islamic finance’ refers to a system of banking that is consistent with Sharia law.
The life sciences sector combines a diverse range of practice areas, demanding advice in areas like food, healthcare and biotechnology.
Media & entertainment
Among the different types of client in this area are performers, managers and agents, artists, theatres, broadcasters and publishers.
Outsourcing involves the transfer of projects and functions to specialist third-party providers in return for a fee.
Large projects involve lawyers specialising in finance, construction and corporate law.
Shipping & trade
Contentious shipping law involves contractual issues such as bill of lading and charterparty disputes while non-contentious work includes ship finance and commercial agreements.
Sports law involves the legal issues at play in the worlds of both amateur and professional sport.
Phone: 0141 567 8776
|Number of work placements:||80|
|Minimum qualification:||Strong 2.1 degree or above in any subject|
|Start salary:||Dependent upon location (see website for details)|
|Profit per partner:||£400,000 (2012)|
|Training contract applications:||1,237 (2019)|
|Retention rate:||81% (2019)|
|Has client secondments:||Yes|
|Has overseas secondments:||Yes|
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