Thomas Cooper LLP
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|Vacancies:||Up to 3|
|Minimum qualification:||2.1 degree|
|Start salary:||£34,000 (2016)|
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Application details and method of selection
As from January 2018 we will be opening up our recruitment programme and looking for three or four trainees to join the firm in 2020.
The deadline for 2020 applications is 30 June 2018.
Firm description and career prospects
Thomas Cooper LLP is an international law firm which was founded in 1825. Thomas Cooper LLP has experience of dealing with the law in key jurisdictions around the world, with offices in London, Piraeus, Madrid, Paris, São Paulo and Singapore. We take a pragmatic approach, providing clear advice that helps clients navigate through the complexity of international commerce.
Our core practice areas are maritime, trade, finance, company and commercial, international arbitration, insurance, oil and gas. We are recommended by and recognised by the major legal directories for our expertise. Our clients operate globally and range from shipowners to charterers and traders, from banks and other financial institutions to underwriters and P&I clubs, from blue chip companies to small businesses and private individuals. Our lawyers provide a realistic perspective on the advantages, disadvantages, and challengers of different jurisdictions. This enables us to give insightful and pragmatic advice to clients and allow them to manage their exposure to risk more effectively.
Thomas Cooper LLP is a friendly firm that operates an open door policy across the board; this means the senior partner down to last year's newly qualified assistant. As a trainee with the firm you will be exposed to clients and fee earning work from your first seat. Thomas Cooper LLP works for a wide variety of clients and as such, you can expect to find yourself dealing with finance, personal injury, wet or dry shipping claims. If you are bright, confident and a self starter who has a keen interest in maritime then we would like to hear from you.
There are three/four trainee positions for each training contract period, based in London. With the opportunity to do a training seat in one of our overseas offices. Thomas Cooper LLP has a four-seat trainee programme which is over two years: one seat in shipping, one in defence and personal injury; and two in finance and international trade. Opportunities to do a seat in one of our international offices are available dependent upon language skills and team workload.
Benefits we offer are: Private medical insurance, permanent health insurance, life assurance, 25 days holiday, pension scheme, loan for dental insurance, season ticket loan, subsidised gym membership.
For more information and to apply online, please see our website.
Thomas Cooper will sponsor successful candidates for both the GDL and the LPC.
Training contract programme
At Thomas Cooper LLP, we believe that the most effective training is a well-balanced and tailored mix of on-the-job learning and formal courses. The most valuable part of our training is the practical experience you will gain. In almost all cases, you will sit with and be closely supervised by a partner. Each trainee is allocated to a principal who is often the partner with whom he or she first sits and to whom you may speak at any time about any problem or concern which you have been unable to resolve.
Your progress and work experience will be reviewed regularly and is formally assessed at the end of each six-month seat by the partner with whom you have just been sitting. Your principal (or the senior partner if you have just been sitting with your principal) will sit in at the meeting.
When and how to apply
If you would like to apply for a training contract for Thomas Cooper LLP, please do so by filling in an application form which can be found on our website. Applications for 2020 must reach us by midnight on 30 June 2018. If your application arrives after this time you will not be considered.
Shipping, marine and commercial litigation and finance.
Type of practice
Corporate & Commercial, Niche