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Training contract applicants must have a minimum qualification of a 2.1 law degree (or a 2.1 non-law degree and the GDL) and must have completed the LPC. If you are interested in applying, please email your CV and a covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The recruitment process consists of a written assessment and partner panel interview.
How to applywww.rkllp.co.uk
Mr James Walton
Method of applicationCV and cover letter
Method of assessment
- Panel interview
- Partner interview
- Written exercise
RK is a leading City of London law firm, offering specialist legal expertise of the highest calibre to commercial clients, predominantly operating in the finance, real estate, construction and private equity sectors.
We’re not alone in what we do, but we’re not what you might call typical either. RK is a law firm for the 21st century. We’re focused on clients and people, not status. Everyone here is hands on and there’s extraordinary attention to detail. We are proud of the contemporary, collaborative environment that we have cultivated, where people with exceptional talents have the chance to develop their own career and area of expertise. That’s why you’ll find people who have been here 10, 20 even 30 years.
We take the work seriously, not ourselves. We don’t measure an individual’s importance by the size of their desk or the class of carpet in their office. There’s no one who’s too senior or too smart to talk to. You won’t find any back-room lawyers here. Everyone at RK has the chance to bring their imagination and ingenuity to the challenges we’re set. All of which explains our non-typical success rate.
Clients come first
Understanding our client’s business objectives means we can surpass their expectations. Making communication easy and seamless, delivering to deadline and negotiating the very best deals all help to build strong, long-term relationships with our clients.
Challenging the norm
It’s our instinct to always push the boundaries for a better solution. That means keeping a flexible, agile approach and an open mind to new ideas, encouraging individuality and a clear point of view.
Winning through collaboration
We work as teams, not individuals. We encourage talent by respecting the expertise and contributions of our colleagues, supporting them by sharing knowledge and playing our part in creating a motivating, challenging, fun environment.
Going the extra mile
We put passion and pride into every piece of work. That means leaving no stone unturned, exploring all the angles and seeing every task through to the end, no matter what it takes.
Trainee lawyers at RK receive high-quality hands-on training throughout a two year training programme. Our trainees undertake four six-month seats, rotating between departments, giving them an opportunity to gain invaluable experience in both contentious and non-contentious practice. We see our trainees as our lawyers of the future, which is why we ensure that trainees are mentored by our most experienced lawyers who are some of the best and brightest legal minds in their fields. We have an excellent record of retaining trainee solicitors on qualification and we aim to recruit trainees who are interested in making a long term commitment to the firm.
Our trainees receive first-class technical training and from the outset are encouraged to go the extra mile and challenge their own expectations of themselves. But it’s not all hard work. The firm is friendly and supportive with an open-door policy along with a range of social and sporting activities which creates a motivating and fun environment.
Who should apply
We are looking for bright, ambitious and talented people whose personal ambitions align with our firm’s core values. All applicants must have a minimum qualification of a 2.1 law degree or a non-law degree and the GDL, and the LPC.
- Real estate
- Dispute resolution
- Corporate & Commercial
Banking & finance
Banking and finance involves many financial products, from bank loans to companies to highly structured financing arrangements across multiple jurisdictions.
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.
Corporate finance/mergers & acquisitions
Corporate finance lawyers advise companies on all aspects of the buying and selling of whole businesses or business assets.
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.
Issues such as climate change and the need for alternative energy sources make environmental laws more important than ever.
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.
Personal injury law falls under the law of tort and involves civil claims brought to obtain compensation for injuries.
Lawyers specialising in professional negligence disputes will handle claims ranging from the relatively low-value to the absolutely enormous.
Sports law involves the legal issues at play in the worlds of both amateur and professional sport.