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To be considered for a training contract at Royds Withy King you will need to apply online for a training contract. 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 a large part of the initial selection process.
After the initial application sift, successful candidates will be invited to undertake a video interview in the spring. Assessment centres take place in early summer, followed by a final panel interview.
How to applywww.roydswithyking.com/careers
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Method of applicationOnline Application Form
Method of assessment
- Assessment centre
- Panel interview
- Video interview
- Written exercise
Established in 1873, Royds Withy King is a progressive UK top 100 Law Firm with the combined expertise of over 500 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 Royds Withy King. 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.
If you would like to be considered for a four-day work placement with Royds Withy King please visit our website to find our work experience application form. Applications can be submitted online and are open until early January. If successful, your work placement will be in the spring.
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 Royds Withy King.
Who should apply
We are looking for highly enthusiastic, ambitious, innovative individuals who are dedicated, pro active and commercially aware. Ideally candidates should have a minimum of a 2.2 in any discipline.
How to apply
Please apply online by visiting our career website www.roydswithyking.com/careers/traineerecruitment.
If you are interested in undertaking a paralegal role at Royds Withy King please visit our careers website for details of current vacancies.
Royds Withy King 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.
In 2019, we appointed a partner to champion diversity at a senior level. Bharat Nahar now leads an ED&I steering group as part of our drive to improve equality. The 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
Banking and finance involves many financial products, from bank loans to companies to highly structured financing arrangements across multiple jurisdictions.
Clinical negligence lawyers advise on instances of injury or death arising from incorrect or inadequate medical treatment or diagnosis.
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.
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.
Family lawyers deal with diverse issues including marriage, civil partnerships, cohabitation, separation, divorce, financial claims and pre and post-nuptial agreements.
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.
IP barristers advise on issues that range from commercial exploitation and infringement disputes to IP rights in large commercial transactions.
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.
Personal injury law falls under the law of tort and involves civil claims brought to obtain compensation for injuries.
Private client solicitors looks after the affairs of individual clients and trustees, managing all aspects of their personal wealth.
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.
|Profit per partner:||£226,000 (2012)|
|Training contract applications:||350 (2018)|
|Retention rate:||69% (2021)|
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