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Winston & Strawn London LLP

2 vacancies
5 trainees
13 partners
57 staff

Our close-knit international professionals work in a collegial style to serve high-profile, multinational clients in areas including commercial litigation, corporate transactions, competition, and international arbitration.

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More info

To secure a training contract you should first apply for our summer vacation scheme, for which we will be accepting applications from 1 November 2023 to 29 February 2024. If you have any questions regarding the application process please contact [email protected]. The vacation scheme used to select candidates for training contracts that will commence in March 2027.

Applications to

Graduate Recruitment

Method of application

Employer Application Form

Method of assessment

  • Partner interview

For more than 160 years, Winston & Strawn LLP has served as a trusted adviser and advocate for clients across virtually every industry. In that time, the firm has built a law practice with tremendous breadth and global reach. We are proud of the many accolades we have received over the years – a tribute to our lawyers’ creativity, flexibility, depth of experience, and commitment.

Winston’s London office serves high-profile, multinational clients on a distinctly international level. The London office provides high-quality legal services in a diverse range of practice areas including cross-border M&A and finance, project and transportation finance, private equity and venture capital, tax, litigation, international arbitration, contentious regulatory, privacy and data security, and EU antitrust/competition services across a range of industries including automotive, aviation, electric power and utilities, financial services and banking, food and beverage, health care, insurance, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, professional services, real estate, retail and consumer products, sports, and technology and telecommunications.

Winston has more than 1,000 attorneys across 16 offices. When it comes to our employees, our goal is to maximise individual potential with professional development opportunities, to emphasise the firm’s culture, and to support our attorneys in contributing positively to the community through a wide range of pro bono projects and corporate social responsibility activities. We see our trainee solicitors as future partners of the firm and support our employees throughout their careers.

We offer a two week-long summer placement (normally in July of each year) during which you will undertake interesting projects, get involved with real client work, have opportunities to learn more about each of our practice areas and get involved with firm life. Our summer placement students are supervised by an associate or partner.

Our 2021 vacation placement student and future trainee gave the following feedback:

"The vacation scheme at Winston was a very valuable experience and clearly demonstrated that the firm is one that wants you to succeed".

Our trainee solicitors are asked to carry out real legal work from day one, interact directly with clients, and contribute to all aspects of firm life. Trainees have our full attention and support throughout their training contract and sit with a partner or a senior associate for each of the five seats.

Full sponsorship of SQE1 and 2.

Full sponsorship of SQE fees, plus a maintenance grant (not retrospective).

  • Dispute resolution
  • Corporate
  • Competition
  • Finance
  • General Commercial
  • Corporate & Commercial

Practice Areas

Extra info

Level 33, 100 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 4AG
Phone: 020 7011 8700
Email: [email protected]
Work placement: Yes
Number of work placements: 2
Minimum qualification: 2:1 degree
Start salary: £50,000
Fees paid for:
  • LPC
  • SQE
  • London
  • Access Aspiration
  • SEO London