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White & Case LLP

50 vacancies
88 trainees
125 partners
849 staff
A global law firm of more than 2,600 lawyers worldwide. We’ve built an unrivalled network of 45 offices in 31 countries.
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White & Case is looking to recruit ambitious trainees who have a desire to gain hands-on practical experience from day one and a willingness to take charge of their own career. We value globally-minded citizens of the world who are eager to work across borders and cultures, and who are intrigued by solving problems within multiple legal systems. They should have an understanding of international commercial issues and an interest in working on big-ticket, cross-border work. We recruit both law and non-law students and owing to the nature of our work, language skills are of interest. Applicants will be welcomed for their individuality, their ability to contribute to the cutting-edge work we do and the energy with which they approach the job at hand. They should have achieved, or be on track to achieve, a solid 2.1, have a positive and friendly attitude, be enthusiastic and work well in teams.?

How to apply and deadlines 

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Vacation schemes

Winter vacation scheme (for finalists and graduates)

Application deadline: 16 October 2022

Spring vacation scheme (for penultimate-year students, finalists and graduates)

Application deadline: 15 January 2023

Summer vacation scheme (for penultimate-year students, finalists and graduates)

Application deadline: 15 January 2023

Training contracts

Application deadline: 16 July 2023

Open days

8 November 2022 (application deadline 28 October 2022)

22 November 2022 (application deadline 28 October 2022)

First-year two-day insight scheme

3 – 4 May 2023 (application deadline 31 March 2023)

10 – 11 May 2023 (application deadline 31 March 2023)

Applications to

Mrs Gemma Barns

Method of application

Online application form

Method of assessment

  • Assessment centre
  • HR-led interview
  • Partner interview
  • Presentation
  • Video interview
  • Written exercise

White & Case is a global law firm of more than 2,600 lawyers worldwide. We’ve built an unrivalled network of 45 offices in 31 countries. That investment is the foundation for our client work in over 200 countries today. Complex client projects, nuanced local market knowledge and global capabilities define who we are. Many White & Case clients are multinational organisations with complex needs that require the involvement of multiple offices. As part of our training contract, we offer every trainee a guaranteed six-month overseas seat.

As a White & Case lawyer, you’ll work on fast-paced cutting-edge cross-border projects from the outset of your career. In London, our key areas of work include: debt finance (including regulatory compliance); financial restructuring and insolvency; capital markets (high yield and securitisation); dispute resolution (including antitrust, commercial litigation, intellectual property, international arbitration, trade, white collar and construction and engineering); energy, infrastructure, project and asset finance (EIPAF); corporate (including M&A, private equity, employment, compensation and benefits, investment funds, real estate and tax).

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Vacation schemes

A vacation scheme provides a great way to experience first-hand what life is like as a White & Case trainee. Playing an active part in the life of the London office you will receive real work from a dedicated supervisor, attend interactive, informative sessions and be given plenty of opportunities to network at social events.

Open days

You can apply to attend one of our London office open days for a useful insight into the firm and the training we offer. We are holding open days for second-year students, penultimate-year students, finalists and graduates. Please see the dates below.

8 November 2022 (deadline 28 October 2022)

22 November 2022 (deadline 28 October 2022)

First-year two-day insight scheme

As a first-year student, you can apply for one of our two-day insight schemes which will take place from 3 – 4 May 2023 and 10 – 11 May 2023. Over the course of the two days you will attend presentations, workshops and work shadow a trainee.

White & Case virtual learning programme

Our virtual learning programme offers the opportunity to gain first-hand insight into life as a White & Case trainee and experience the realities of cross-border law.

There is no cost to access the programme; it is self-paced to fit around your schedule, and no application form or legal knowledge is required. You'll gain insight into the fast-paced cutting-edge projects our lawyers and trainees work on, and gain valuable skills by undertaking true-to-life legal tasks. Participation in the learning programme will be recognised on our application forms, and it is a great way to demonstrate your interest in law and White & Case.

Wherever you are based, we want to give everyone the opportunity to get to know us.

If you're globally minded and ambitious, join our virtual learning platform here.

The training contract consists of four six-month seats, one of which is guaranteed to be spent in one of our overseas offices, including Abu Dhabi, Brussels, Dubai, Frankfurt, Geneva, Hong Kong, Houston, New York, Paris, Prague, Singapore, Stockholm, Tokyo. The remaining three seats can be spent in any one of the Firm’s practice groups in London. Receiving a high level of partner and associate contact from day one, our trainees can be confident that they will receive high-quality, stimulating and rewarding work. Trainees work in small, focused teams, so their colleagues trust them to perform tasks accurately and efficiently. White & Case is a “high-stretch, high-support” workplace that celebrates individual excellence and team success. We actively encourage our trainees to take early responsibility, and there is a strong emphasis on practical training, with plenty of support and feedback. Alongside the training contract, our trainees are encouraged to get involved in all aspects of our globally-renowned pro bono programme, often working directly with clients and even managing small matters. White & Case recruits and develops trainee solicitors with the aim of retaining them on qualification.

White & Case celebrates and welcomes difference

We strive to create an environment where everyone can bring their authentic, full selves to work and thrive. Our culture promotes a respectful, supportive workplace environment, where all people feel accepted for who they are, experience a sense of belonging and are empowered to unite across differences.

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We will cover your GDL and LPC fees and provide a maintenance grant of £17,000 for the GDL and £17,000 for the LPC.


In addition to our core benefits (including a pension, private medical insurance and life insurance) and flexible benefits (including cycle to work scheme, season ticket loan and dental insurance) every employee receives a wellness spending account where you can be reimbursed up to £500 per year towards the cost of fitness activities, gym memberships and relaxation services.

  • Debt finance
  • Capital markets
  • Competition
  • Construction
  • Corporate M&A
  • Corporate PE
  • Employment
  • Compensation & benefits (ECB)
  • Energy
  • Infrastructure
  • Project & asset finance (EIPAF)
  • Environmental
  • social & governance (ESG)
  • Financial restructuring & insolvency (FRI)
  • Financial services regulatory (FSR)
  • General counsel
  • Intellectual property
  • Litigation & arbitration
  • Real estate
  • Tax
  • White collar
  • Corporate & Commercial

Practice Areas

Extra info

5 Old Broad Street, London, EC2N 1DW
Phone: 020 7532 2899
Email: [email protected]
Work placement: Yes
Number of work placements: 75
Minimum qualification: As GCSE, AAB A levels, 2.1 undergraduate degree
Start salary: £52,000
Fees paid for:
  • LPC
Has overseas secondments: Yes
Overseas secondments:
  • Abu Dhabi
  • Brussels
  • Dubai
  • Frankfurt
  • Geneva
  • Hong Kong
  • Houston
  • New York
  • Paris
  • Prague
  • Singapore
  • Stockholm
  • Tokyo
  • Abu Dhabi
  • Beijing
  • Berlin
  • Boston
  • Brussels
  • Cairo
  • Chicago
  • Doha
  • Dubai
  • Düsseldorf
  • Frankfurt
  • Geneva
  • Hamburg
  • Helsinki
  • Hong Kong
  • Houston
  • Istanbul
  • Jakarta*
  • Johannesburg
  • London
  • Los Angeles
  • Luxembourg
  • Madrid
  • Melbourne
  • Mexico City
  • Miami
  • Milan
  • Moscow
  • New York
  • Nur Sultan
  • Paris
  • Prague
  • Riyadh*
  • São Paulo
  • Seoul
  • Silicon Valley
  • Shanghai
  • Singapore
  • Stockholm
  • Sydney
  • Tampa
  • Tashkent
  • Tokyo
  • Warsaw
  • Washington DC
  • *Associated firm
  • A4ID
  • Fair Trials International
  • LawWorks
  • The Royal Courts of Justice Advice Bureau
  • TrustLaw Connect
  • Whitechapel Mission
  • Afro-Caribbean Network
  • Aspiring Solicitors
  • Black Solicitors Network
  • Bright Network
  • City Horizons
  • DiversCity
  • Stonewall
  • Women in the City