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|Number of work placements:||8|
|Minimum qualification:||2.1 degree|
|Sponsorship:||LPC and £4,000 maintenance|
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Application details and method of selection
Firm description and career prospects
Wedlake Bell is a medium-sized law firm providing legal advice to businesses and high net-worth individuals from around the world. Our services are based on a high degree of partner involvement, extensive business and commercial experience, and strong technical expertise. We have approximately 120 lawyers in central London and affiliations with law firms throughout Europe and in the United States.
Who should apply
In addition to academic excellence, we look for commercial aptitude, flexibility, enthusiasm, a personable nature, confidence, mental agility and computer literacy in our candidates. Languages are not crucial.
LPC fees paid and £4,000 maintenance grant where local authority grant not available.
Places for 2018: eight. Duration: three weeks in July. Remuneration: £300 pw. Closing date: end of January 2018.
Training contract programme
Trainees have four seats of six months across the following areas: insolvency, restructuring and recoveries; construction; commercial litigation; commercial property; corporate; employment; IP and commercial; pensions and employee benefits; private client; property litigation and residential property. As a trainee we encourage you to have direct contact and involvement with clients from an early stage. You will work within highly specialised teams and have a high degree of responsibility. You will be closely supervised by a partner or senior solicitor, and will become involved in high-quality and varied work. We are committed to the training and career development of our lawyers, and many of our trainees continue their careers with the firm, often through to partnership.
Wedlake Bell has an informal, creative and co-operative culture with a balanced approach to life.
Insolvency, restructuring and recoveries, employment, property litigation, IP and commercial, corporate, commercial property, residential property, construction, private client, pensions and employee benefits.
Type of practice
Corporate & Commercial, General Commercial
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Diversity access schemes
Inspire!, Law Society Diversity Access Scheme