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To be considered for a training contract at RWK Goodman you will need to apply online for either a place on the vacation scheme or the training contract assessment days. The application form will require you to complete your personal details, work history and qualifications. You will then be required to complete a number of additional questions. It's important that you spend some time formulating the answers to these questions as they form the initial selection process.
After the initial application sift, successful candidates will be invited to undertake a video interview. Assessment centres take place in early summer, followed by a final panel interview.
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Method of applicationOnline application form
Method of assessment
- Assessment centre
- Panel interview
- Psychometric testing
- Video interview
- Written exercise
Established in 1873, RWK Goodman is a progressive UK top 100 Law Firm with the combined expertise of 600 staff. Our reputation to advise national and international clients has allowed our lawyers to rank highly in our industry’s most well respected guides to law; the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners. As a firm we pride ourselves on delivering first class client service, but we are only able to do this through nurturing, motivating and developing our people. Our mission is to be the law firm that clients want to work with and people want to work for.
We are a composite practice known for our commercial, private client, medical negligence and personal injury work. The firm’s lawyers advise individuals and businesses on local, national and international matters. The firm also operates in a number of specialist sectors, including retail and leisure, health and social care, banking and finance and technology.
Our people are committed to our core values – living these core values is an essential part of working life at RWK Goodman. All of our employees are valued for their efforts, personality and contribution and they play a major part in the continued success of the firm. The firm is looking for trainees that can bring to life their ability to respond to clients’ needs, demonstrate commercial understanding, build networks with others and contribute to their wider community.
Our trainees are provided with a full and comprehensive induction programme, including a pre-induction meeting prior to joining the firm. During your training contract you will receive support and guidance from your supervisors as well as regular meetings with our training principal.
Our trainee programme is made up of four seats, each lasting six months, allowing you to gain experience in a broad spectrum of legal work. You will work within partner-led teams sharing the workload and getting stuck into client matters. You will also have mid and end of seat reviews to provide clear and constructive feedback.
We look to retain our trainees as NQs as you are the future of our firm. Many of our current partners and senior lawyers, including the managing partner trained at RWK Goodman.
Who should apply
We are looking for highly enthusiastic, ambitious, innovative individuals who are dedicated, pro active and commercially aware.
How to apply
Please apply online by visiting our career website training contracts – applications now open | RWK Goodman and decide which is the best route for you – the vaction scheme or the training contract assessment days.
If you are interested in undertaking a paralegal role at RWK Goodman visit our careers website for details of current vacancies.
We will be transitioning to the SQE from September 2025. Any trainees joining us from this point who have not already passed the LPC will need to complete SQE1 prior to joining the firm. SQE2 will be completed during your training contract.
RWK Goodman is strongly committed to promoting Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity (ED&I) in our business.
We recognise, respect and value the different perspectives every individual brings to their work and the wide-reaching benefits these differences bring to our culture and the services we provide to our clients. We have a number of policies to reflect this including a flexible working policy, mentoring programme, network groups and emergency time off for dependents.
Our ED&I steering group is a committee of colleagues which spans our various geographical regions as well as the different generations of our business with a shared passion for shaping our ED&I journey.
Most recently we have become Disability Confident Committed and signed up to the Women in Law Charter. We have also launched a pregnancy loss policy which entitled employees and their partners to time off in the event of pregnancy loss.
- Clinical negligence
- Real estate
- Dispute resolution
- Corporate & commercial
- Private Client
- Personal injury
- Residential property
- Farms & estates
- Corporate & Commercial
- General Commercial
- General Practice
- Legal Aid
Agriculture & rural issues
It is unsurprising that some of the country's strongest agricultural law practices are to be found in rural regions.
Aviation lawyers provide commercial, regulatory and insurance advice and litigation services to the world's airlines, manufacturers and financiers.
Banking & finance
Sponsored by Milbank LLP. Banking and finance involves many financial products, from bank loans to companies to highly structured financing arrangements across multiple jurisdictions.
Clinical or medical negligence lawyers advise on instances of injury or death arising from incorrect or inadequate medical treatment or diagnosis.
Commercial property/real estate
Sponsored by Mills & Reeve LLP. Commercial property lawyers work on a wide range of transactions including offices, retail developments and infrastructure projects.
Company & commercial
Sponsored by Gowling WLG (UK) LLP. 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
Sponsored by Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. Corporate finance lawyers advise companies on all aspects of the buying and selling of whole businesses or business assets.
Corporate tax involves involves advising clients on the tax risks associated with acquiring, selling or restructuring assets.
Sponsored by RPC. Commercial litigators represent and advise commercial clients when disputes arise from joint venture projects, civil fraud, commercial and banking transactions, corporate governance, financial services regulation and professional negligence.
Employment, pensions & incentives
Sponsored by Lewis Silkin. 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.
Sponsored by Charles Russell Speechlys LLP. Family lawyers deal with diverse issues including marriage, civil partnerships, cohabitation, separation, divorce, financial claims and pre and post-nuptial agreements.
Following the UK’s exit from the European Union, the covid-19 pandemic and various financial scandals, there is always lots going on in this area.
Housing/landlord & tenant
Sponsored by Trowers & Hamlins LLP. 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.
Sponsored by Bristows LLP. Intellectual property is an umbrella term for a variety of different rights which protect intellectual creations, such as inventions, brands, designs, and literary and artistic works.
The life sciences sector combines a range of legal practice areas, demanding expert advice from lawyers with detailed knowledge of the relevant trends and innovations in areas including food, healthcare, MedTech, veterinary and biotechnology.
Media & entertainment
Among the different types of client in this area are performers, managers and agents, artists, theatres, broadcasters and publishers.
Sponsored by Russell-Cooke. Personal injury law falls under the law of tort and involves civil claims brought to obtain compensation for injuries.
Sponsored by Charles Russell Speechlys LLP. Private client solicitors looks after the affairs of individual clients and trustees, managing all aspects of their personal wealth.
<p>Professional negligence occurs when a professional fails to carry out their responsibilities to the required standard, or they breach a duty of care.</p>
Sponsored by Squire Patton Boggs (UK) LLP. Sports law involves the legal issues at play in the worlds of both amateur and professional sport.
|Profit per partner:||£226,000 (2012)|
|Training contract applications:||350 (2018)|
|Retention rate:||75% (2019)|
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