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Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

6 vacancies
9 trainees
16 partners
140 staff

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP provides the highest quality legal advice and representation to clients around the world.

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By recruiting the very best law and non-law students and graduates to train as solicitors with a view to continuing their careers with us, Sullivan & Cromwell aims to continue the organic growth of its London office and its English and EU law practices. We see our trainees as the future associates and partners of the firm.

To apply for a training contract starting in 2025, please send a copy of your CV (including a full classification and percentage breakdown of all academic results) and a covering letter to: [email protected].

We will be accepting applications for our 2025 trainee intake from 1 May 2023 through 14 July 2023.

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How to apply

Applications to

Ms Kirsten Davies

Method of application

Sullivan & Cromwell provides the highest quality legal advice and representation to clients worldwide. The firm comprises more than 875 lawyers who practise through a network of 13, highly integrated offices located in key financial centres in Asia, Australia, Europe and the United States. The London office practises English, EU and US law.

The London office is perhaps unique in the scale, complexity and significance of the work carried out in an office of its size. Practice areas in which the UK qualified lawyers and trainees in the London office work include: mergers and acquisitions; capital markets, finance and restructuring; competition; and tax.

S&C offers a two-week summer vacation scheme primarily aimed at penultimate-year law students and final-year non-law students. Remuneration £750 per week. Apply by CV (including a full classification and percentage breakdown of all academic results) and a covering letter to [email protected]. We will be accepting applications for our 2023 summer vacation scheme from 1 November 2022 through 13 January 2023.

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We seek trainees who have an excellent prior academic record along with strong academic credentials, including a projected or achieved first or upper-second class honours degree, or the equivalent. Most important, however, are your values. You should possess genuine intellectual curiosity, integrity, strong interpersonal skills, commercial awareness and an ambition to succeed at one of the world’s leading law firms.

We expect most of our applicants to be penultimate-year law students and final-year non-law students. Graduates and post-graduates are also eligible.

We will offer our trainees the opportunity to do superior work, meet exceptional people and grow in a supportive culture. We aim to distinguish our trainee programme by offering genuine mentoring from partners and other senior lawyers who will take a keen interest in your career development.

Training contracts with S&C are divided into at least four seats – two six-month seats during your first year of training and we will consider three four-month seats during your second year of training. You will be supervised in each seat by a partner who is a leader in his or her field, along with other senior lawyers. They will provide the guidance you need to help you make the transition from academic study to legal practice.

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In addition to offering the most attractive trainee salary and benefits package of any major law firm in London, we will cover PGDL/LPC/SQE fees for prospective trainees who accept our offer of a training contract. We will also pay a maintenance grant, currently £17,000 per annum.

  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • Capital markets
  • Finance & restructuring
  • Competition
  • Tax
  • Corporate & Commercial

Practice Areas

Extra info

1 New Fetter Lane, London, EC4A 1AN
Phone: 020 7959 8900
Email: [email protected]
Work placement: Yes
Number of work placements: 10
Minimum qualification: Acheived or projected first or upper second class honours degree
Start salary: £60,000
Fees paid for:
  • LPC
  • SQE
Turnover: £702,400,000 (2012)
Training contract applications: 400 (2019)
Retention rate: 100% (2016)
Has client secondments: Yes
Client secondments:
  • Banks
Has overseas secondments: Yes
Overseas secondments:
  • Hong Kong
  • Melbourne
  • New York
  • Paris
  • Sydney
  • Washington DC
  • London
  • A4ID
  • City Solicitors' Educational Trust
  • City Solicitors Horizons
  • Lawyers in Schools
  • SEO London
  • Stonewall