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Pinsent Masons LLP

  • 72 vacancies
  • 144 trainees
  • 469 partners
  • 3500 staff

About Pinsent Masons LLP

A global commercial firm delivering innovative solutions to a diverse range of clients, across five key sectors, we advise on high-profile, national and international matters.

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More info

Training contract 2022 – applications open w/c 23 September 2019 England and Scotland – deadline Friday 22 May 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.

Applications to

Graduate Recruitment

Method of application

Online Application Form

Method of assessment

  • Assessment centre
  • Partner interview
  • Presentation
  • 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.

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.

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.

  • Contentious construction
  • Corporate
  • Banking
  • Employment
  • Financial regulation
  • Pensions
  • Restructuring
  • Tax advisory
  • EU
  • Competition
  • Insurance
  • Litigation & regulatory
  • Procurement
  • Tax
  • Tax litigation
  • Energy
  • Finance
  • Infrastructure projects
  • Construction
  • Engineering
  • Development
  • Investment
  • Planning
  • Environment
  • Energy infrastructure
  • Property dispute resolution
  • Property investment
  • Commercial
  • IP
  • TMT
  • TMT litigation
  • Corporate & Commercial
  • General Commercial

Practice Areas

Extra info

30 Crown Place, London, EC2A 4ES
Phone: 0141 567 8776
Work placement: Yes
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)
Sponsorship: LPC/GDL
Turnover: £382,000,000 (2015)
Profit per partner: £400,000 (2012)
Training contract applications: 1,237 (2019)
Retention rate: 81% (2019)
Partner diversity:
  • 75.0% male (2019)
  • 25.0% female
Lawyer diversity:
  • 40.0% male (2019)
  • 60.0% female
Has client secondments: Yes
Client secondments:
  • Banks
  • Energy companies
  • Sporting bodies
Has overseas secondments: Yes
Overseas secondments:
  • Doha
  • Dubai
  • London
  • Aberdeen
  • Belfast
  • Birmingham
  • Edinburgh
  • Glasgow
  • Leeds
  • Manchester
  • Amicus
  • Prince’s Trust
  • Black Lawyers’ Directory
  • Bright Network
  • City Horizons
  • DiversCity
  • Legal Apprenticeships
  • Pathways to Law
  • Rare Recruitment
  • Social Mobility Foundation
  • Stonewall
  • StreetLaw
  • Sutton Trust
  • Urban Lawyers Careers Conference
  • Working Families