Simmons & Simmons LLP
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|Number of work placements:||65|
|Minimum qualification:||2.1 degree (or equivalent); likely to be around 340 UCAS points (or equivalent)|
|Start salary:||£44,000 (London) / £39,000 (Bristol)|
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Application details and method of selection
Penultimate-year law students, all final-year students and graduates should apply from 1 December 2017.
Please note that we fill our roles on a first come first served basis. We therefore advise you to apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Our Bristol application deadline is 15 January 2018 and our London deadline is 15 January 2018.
Firm description and career prospects
Scratch the surface of Simmons & Simmons and you’ll discover a leading law firm of over 1,600 colleagues, offering expert legal advice across Europe, the Middle East and Asia. We operate across four key sectors and through a range of services to help clients navigate all kinds of legal challenges, from buying and selling national chain stores to developing new fleets of aircraft. We work in the areas that matter the most to everyone’s future, from life sciences to technology, media and telecommunications. So whatever you do, wherever you go, you’ll see developments we’ve been involved in. All you need to do is look, and you’ll uncover the world of law.
From our offices in major business and financial centres throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia, we view the world through the lens of our key sectors: asset management and investment funds, financial institutions, life sciences, and technology, media and telecommunications. These priority sector teams are drawn from the core practice areas of: corporate; competition and regulatory; dispute resolution; employment, pensions and employee benefits; financial markets; information, communications and technology; intellectual property; projects; real estate and tax. We also focus on the energy and infrastructure market, in particular through our international projects and construction teams.
To find out what it is like to work at Simmons & Simmons read the firm's Meet the Lawyer profile.
The firm will cover your full tuition fees for law school and offer a maintenance grant of £7,000 for the GDL and £7,500 for the LPC.
Get right to the heart of life as a trainee lawyer on our vacation schemes. Over one or two weeks in either Bristol or London, you’ll experience the work, the reach and the day-to-day buzz of our international firm. In short, it’s the chance for us to get to know each other on a deeper level. That’s why it’s also the best route to a training contract with us, with many vacation schemers returning as trainees.
Summer vacation scheme (London and Bristol):
In London, our two-week scheme is open to penultimate-year law and non-law students, final-year students and graduates. In Bristol, the scheme is one week and open to penultimate-year law students, final-year students and graduates. Applications open 15 October 2017.
Our application deadline for both the London and Bristol summer vacation scheme is 15 January 2018.
Spring insight scheme (London):
Two-day workshop, for first-year law and non-law students and penultimate-year non-law students. Applications open 15 January 2018.
Winter vacation scheme (London):
One week scheme aimed specifically at all final-year students and graduates. Applications open 1 October 2017.
A series of open days are also available in London and Bristol to all students and graduates and are run throughout the year.
Training contract programme
We’re looking for perceptive, ambitious future lawyers. You see the finer detail – the intricate legal framework that powers and shapes our everyday – and you’ve got the drive to be part of it. We are looking for students who are on course for at least a 2.1 in any degree subject. That said, academic performance isn’t everything: that’s why we look for raw talent and potential throughout our assessment process.
We offer training contract opportunities open to law and non-law students and graduates. Our training contracts are offered in both London and Bristol, and either way, you'll spend two years discovering the innovation we’re known for. As well as moving through four six-month seats across our sectors, you’ll also benefit from the compass programme; our unique and progressive trainee skills academy that offers a combination of practical learning, mentoring and online tools. Our teams will teach you everything they know about the world of law, and you’ll find your niche in the process, qualifying into your choice of practice area.
Asset finance; banking; capital markets; competition and regulatory; corporate; dispute resolution; employment, pensions and employee benefits; financial services; information, communications and technology; intellectual property, projects; real estate and tax.
Type of practice
Corporate & Commercial, General Commercial
Amsterdam, Beijing, Bristol, Brussels, Doha, Dubai, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Jeddah*, Lisbon*, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Milan, Munich, Paris, Riyadh*, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo (* Associated office)
A4ID, Battersea Legal Advice Centre, LawWorks, London Legal Support Trust (LLST), Prisoners’ Advice Service, Queen Mary Legal Advice Centre, TrustLaw Connect
Diversity access schemes
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