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Taylor Vinters (part of the Mishcon de Reya Group)

5 vacancies
10 trainees
33 partners
203 staff

Taylor Vinters is a legal and advisory business designed to support the organisations that are driving the innovation economy.

Remember to cite LawCareers.Net on your application form if you apply to Taylor Vinters (part of the Mishcon de Reya Group).

More info

Our vacation scheme forms part of our training contract application process. To be considered you must be looking for a training contract and be able to start within two years.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and we encourage you to submit your application earlier to ensure you have the best chance of success.

Our applications open on 6 October 2022 and close on 5 February 2023.

After submitting your application it will be screened by a member of our graduate recruitment team. Successful applicants will be invited to complete our gamified assessment with Arctic Shores – don’t worry, no gaming experience is needed and it’s far more enjoyable than you might think. You will also get a profile with feedback following completion of the assessment.

Following the online assessment, we will review your results and shortlist candidates for an assessment centre.

We are currently finalising how our 2023 assessment centre will run. More details, including assessment centre dates, will be added to this page as soon as they are available.

Applications to

Miss Hannah Mason

Method of application

Online Application Form

Method of assessment

  • Assessment centre
  • Panel interview
  • Partner interview
  • Psychometric testing
  • Written exercise

Taylor Vinters is a global legal and advisory practice, supporting innovation ecosystems and the businesses that drive them across the UK, US and Asia.

Our clients range from Fortune 500 technology multinationals through fast growth, venture-backed and owner-managed businesses, to individuals driven by great ideas and defined by a passion and resilience. Put simply, it is our mission to work with innovative and entrepreneurial clients to help them shape a better world. Our people find real meaning in what they do by working with clients to create positive impact, today and tomorrow.

If you want to be noticed, valued and rewarded, then you are looking in the right place. We don't try to be the biggest, but we do want to be the smartest – and that's reflected in our people and how we work.

Our lawyers strive to be the best and help others to thrive whilst doing great things. We are driven self-starters, and you will benefit from the expert support of some of the industry's most forward-thinking experts in an innovative law firm with a coaching culture. 

At Taylor Vinters, you have great opportunities to work directly and build relationships with clients from an early stage as well as growing your networks and making connections happen.

We will expect you to shape, drive and own your career and we will support you fully in doing that. Trust is key; we trust you to be committed and in return give you real supported autonomy and satisfying levels of responsibility with regular opportunities to expand your experience and skills across a broad range of high-profile projects. Great work for great clients is one of the things our people value most about working at Taylor Vinters.

Supporting the continual development of our people is important to us. We are small enough that we can support you to develop in a manner that is right for you and for us as a business. Your motivation will see you make rapid progress and a real difference to your career and to our clients.

Growth and individuality are encouraged here. We care about striving to achieve the best outcomes – both for us and our clients. Whilst we are driven by our desire to succeed, we recognise that success does not have to come at the expense of having a life outside of work. Maintaining our passion for greater impact today and tomorrow requires us to create an environment that truly embraces modern working where you feel at ease and inspired to contribute, supported by good working relationships with your manager and colleagues.

Ideally, we look for trainees with good A-level grades of at least ABB and a minimum 2.1 in your undergraduate degree, or a minimum of a commendation if you have taken the GDL or LPC. However, all applications will be considered and if you have mitigating circumstances, please include full details of these in your application form.

The vacation scheme is a fantastic opportunity to get a first-hand experience of what it will be like to work at Taylor Vinters. It may only be a few days, but it will be an intense and exciting period of discovery – for you and for us. You’ll find out about the work we do, the type of clients we work with and most importantly, how we do it.

We’ll find out what interests and motivates you, and whether you’re a Taylor Vinters sort of person. We appreciate and nurture personalities and individual talent, yet we also look for people who share and contribute. We make great things happen when we collaborate, both with each other and with our clients.

It’s not all hard work: there’ll be social events too, where you can get to know us better. It’s a concentrated, stimulating couple of weeks, giving you a clear idea of our environment and opportunities.

We are currently finalising the dates and length of our vacation scheme in 2023. We will update our website when this is finalised. Graduates and Students // Taylor Vinters — Join Our Tribe // Taylor Vinters (

A training contract with us means you’ll benefit from the knowledge and advice of some of the brightest minds in the business, as you work alongside them and share their inspiration.

You’ll have responsibility for your own work, high levels of autonomy and regular client contact. As well as gaining experience of the law in action, you’ll see how we operate at Taylor Vinters, and enjoy the same support and friendliness you experienced when you first met us.

You’ll also discover why there’s more to the job than technical excellence. Communication and commercial awareness are vital; it’s important we understand our clients’ objectives, and explain why our solutions will work for them, in the way they feel most comfortable with. This approach of focus, collaboration and innovation is what drives our business and makes it so successful.

During your two year programme, you’ll typically complete four seats in different legal disciplines, in our Cambridge and London offices, to help you decide which aspects of the law interest you most. During your training contract, you’ll also complete your Professional Skills Course (PSC), which we’ll pay for.

If you’ve impressed us during your vacation scheme, you could have the opportunity to work with us as a paralegal before you begin your training contract. It’s a very useful head start to your legal career.

This years applications are for a 2024 training contract, and these are offered via the traditional LPC route. Which means you must meet the SRA's transitional arrangements which apply to anyone who, before 1 September 2021, had completed, started or paid a non-refundable deposit for one of the following:

Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL); or

Legal Practice Course (LPC).

When our applications open in autumn 2023 for a 2025 training contract, that is when we will offer our contracts via the SQE route.

We have worked tirelessly over the years to build cultural foundations that are underpinned by trust, respect for difference, and autonomy, where our people feel included and are able to bring their whole selves to work. These solid foundations are the springboard for us to continue to make great things happen.

We aspire for everyone at Taylor Vinters to feel included. We believe that by recognising that everybody is unique, and by embracing and encouraging that individuality, we will provide a positive and supportive environment in which to thrive, think creatively and feel empowered to make great things happen.

By making inclusion an absolute priority, we aim to create the right environment to successfully support and develop a diverse workforce. We welcome and celebrate diversity, in every form that takes, placing great value on the wealth and breadth of perspective, knowledge and experience that it can bring.

We recognised that we do not all start from the same place and acknowledge that there will be occasions where we will need to take conscious steps to facilitate equality for each member of our tribe.

We are always looking for people who share our ambition, are excited by our mission and committed to developing practices that strengthen and complement what we can achieve as a tribe. We recognise it is not a binary world and the right thing will be different from one decision or context to another, which is why we have established our guiding principles to help guide us in the decisions we make.

For more information and to read our ID&E Statement, please visit Inclusion // Taylor Vinters 

We understand your studies require not just dedication but also money, so we’ll pay for you to complete your LPC at any BPP location (if you haven’t completed it already). Aside from this our standard benefit package includes a trainee starting salary of £37,000/£42,000, a profit-related bonus scheme, 25 days holiday, holiday buy, a pension scheme, life insurance, income protection, private medical insurance, medical cash plan, season ticket loans, cycle to work scheme, an employee referral scheme and access to a wide variety of wellbeing and social activities.

  • Emerging companies
  • Corporate
  • Commercial & technology
  • Employment
  • Charities & social ventures
  • Real estate
  • The ONE team
  • Dispute resolution
  • Family
  • Entrepreneurial wealth
  • Corporate & Commercial

Practice Areas

Extra info

Merlin Place, Milton Road, Cambridge, CB4 0DP
Phone: 01223 225150
Email: [email protected]
Work placement: Yes
Minimum qualification: 2.1 degree and ABB at A level
Start salary: £37,000
Fees paid for:
  • LPC
Turnover: £15,300,000 (2017)
Training contract applications: 255 (2020)
Partner diversity:
  • 66.0% male (2022)
  • 34.0% female
Lawyer diversity:
  • 45.0% male (2022)
  • 55.0% female
  • London
  • Cambridge
  • Oxford
  • BPP Legal Access Scheme
  • Circl
  • City Parents
  • Social Mobility Foundation
  • UOL Menotring Scheme