Squire Patton Boggs (UK) LLP
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|Number of work placements:||45|
|Minimum qualification:||2.1 degree, 300 UCAS points|
|Start salary:||(2015) £26,000 Regional, £37,000 London|
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Application details and method of selection
Applications for our placement schemes should be completed online via our website www.squirepattonboggs.com. All applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Firm description and career prospects
One of the world’s strongest integrated law firms, providing insight at the point where law, business and government meet. We give our clients a voice, support their ambitions and are committed to working alongside them to achieve successful outcomes.
A multidisciplinary team of more than 1,500 lawyers in 46 offices across 21 countries provides unrivalled access to expertise, guidance and invaluable connections on the ground. It is a seamlessly connected service that operates on any scale – locally or globally – and encompasses virtually every matter, jurisdiction and market.
Our solutions are shaped by a clear commercially focused understanding of our clients’ business goals, while our robust and open culture enables us to find the right answers quickly and effectively from a committed team of lawyers who understand the geographic, sector or issue-specific challenges. And recognizing the impact of politics and regulation on businesses across the world today, we have a unique mix of experienced, well connected, lobbying and political capabilities in the US, supporting not only our US clients but also those across Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia Pacific.
In the UK, we operate from offices in Birmingham, Leeds, London and Manchester, working with a diverse mix of global clients. Many of these are among the biggest names and brands in the world: FTSE and Fortune 100 companies, emerging and fast-growth businesses, financial institutions, and regional and national governments.
Some of our trainees have the opportunity to take part in a three-month pre-training contract secondment, an element that really sets us apart from other law firms. This opportunity helps develop our trainees’ understanding of how businesses work and what is expected of legal advisors. It also demonstrates the confidence we have in our trainees from the start.
After the initial pre-training contract secondment, trainees spend time in six four-month seats; this opportunity gives our trainees the chance to create their own individual training programme – an essential foundation for a career with us.
Tuition fees are paid for both the GDL and LPC, plus a maintenance grant.
Our placement schemes give you the opportunity to gain hands-on experience, where you will undertake real work, participate in group exercises, attend presentations and be involved. It is a great way to get a real flavour for who we are and what we do.
Training contract programme
We offer training contracts in Birmingham, Leeds, London or Manchester. Our training programme offers six four-month seats ensuring each trainee has variety and breadth of experience. One of these seats may include a secondment to one of our international offices or clients. At the end of each seat your progress and performance will be reviewed in an appraisal. We believe in giving trainees responsibility for files at an early stage of the development of their careers, subject to appropriate supervision, and for them to develop practical experience to go hand-in-hand with the theoretical training. Career progression can be rapid for bright and motivated trainees.
Corporate, litigation, property litigation, real estate, pensions, labour and employment, financial services, IP and technology, tax strategy and benefits. Additional seats in London: competition, international dispute resolution, sports litigation.
Type of practice
Corporate & Commercial, General Commercial
Birmingham, Leeds, London, Manchester
Birmingham Employment Advice Clinic (BEAC), BPP Legal Advice Clinic, Hillside Legal Advice Clinic, Paddington Legal Advice Centre, ProHelp
Diversity access schemes
Black Solicitors' Network, BPP Legal Access Scheme, PRIME, Stonewall, Sutton Trust