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Wedlake Bell LLP

  • 8 vacancies
  • 16 trainees
  • 70 partners
  • 272 staff

About Wedlake Bell LLP

Wedlake Bell provides a full service to UK and international corporate and private clients.

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More info

To apply candidates must complete the application form on our website. Candidates will need to submit a covering letter as part of this application.

Applications to

Graduate Recruitment Department

Method of application

Online application form

Method of assessment

  • HR-led interview
  • Panel interview
  • Partner interview
  • Written exercise

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 150 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.

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.

Wedlake Bell are currently reviewing our approach to the SQE, please keep an eye on the firm's webiste for updates.

LPC fees paid and £5,000 maintenance grant where local authority grant not available.

  • Insolvency
  • Restructuring & recoveries
  • Employment
  • Property litigation
  • IP & commercial
  • Corporate
  • Commercial property
  • Residential property
  • Construction
  • Private client
  • Pensions & employee benefits
  • Corporate & Commercial
  • General Commercial

Practice Areas

Extra info

71 Queen Victoria Street, London, EC4V 4AY
Phone: 020 7395 3000
Email: [email protected]
Work placement: Yes
Minimum qualification: 2.1 degree
Start salary: £40,000
Fees paid for:
  • LPC
Turnover: £31,451,478 (2015)
Profit per partner: £308,000 (2014)
Training contract applications: 250 (2018)
Retention rate: 83% (2019)
Partner diversity:
  • 62.0% male (2019)
  • 38.0% female
Lawyer diversity:
  • 36.0% male (2021)
  • 64.0% female
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