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|Number of work placements:||18|
|Minimum qualification:||2.1 degree, AAB at A level|
|Sponsorship:||GDL & LPC fees plus maintenance|
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Application details and method of selection
Please submit an online application form by 31 July 2018 to begin training in September 2020. Successful candidates will be asked to complete online verbal and numercial reasoning tests before coming into the office for an interview with a partner and member of HR. The final stage in the training contract recruitment process is an assessment centre.
Firm description and career prospects
Having acted for 45% of The Sunday Times 'Rich List,' Withers is the leading international law firm for successful people, their families, businesses and philanthropic work. With more than 1000 people across 17 offices, Withers offers a truly inclusive environment where 45% of partners are female and a third trained with the firm.
The firm's mission is to offer a truly integrated legal service to people with sophisticated global wealth, management and business needs.
The wealth of today's private client has increased in multiples and many are institutions in their own right. Withers has been able to respond to these changing legal needs and offers integrated solutions to the international legal and tax needs of its clients. The firm has expertise in commercial and tax law, trusts, estate planning, litigation, art law, IP, reputation management, sports, charities, employment, family law and other legal issues facing high net worth individuals.
The firm has been consistently listed in The Sunday Times' 100 Best Companies to work for (2012 - 2016).
Full fees for GDL and LPC and a maintenance grant of £5,000 per course.
Easter and summer placements are available in the firm's London office. The deadline for applications is 31 January 2018. Vacation placements are two weeks in duration and students receive an allowance of £350 per week. In the London office there are twelve places available during the summer and six at Easter.
To find out what it's like to undertake a placement at Withers LLP read the firm's Vac Scheme Insider report.
Training contract programme
Trainees spend six months in four different departments. Working in a team with a partner and an associate provides autonomy, responsibility and fast development. Buddy and mentor systems as well as on the job training ensure trainees are fully supported from the outset.
Bonus, 23 days holiday, interest-free season ticket loan, private medical insurance, pension, life assurance, social events and subsidised canteen.
Family, wealth planning, corporate and commercial, charities, employment, contentious trust and succession group, IP, property litigation, real estate and commercial litigation and arbitration.
Type of practice
Corporate & Commercial, General Commercial, General Practice, Niche
London, Geneva, Zurich, Milan, Padua. New York, New Haven, Greenwich, San Francisco, San Diego, Rancho Santa Fe, Los Angeles, British Virgin Islands, Singapore, Hong Kong, Sydney, Tokyo
Citizens Advice Bureau, LawWorks
Diversity access schemes
Aspiring Solicitors, Black Lawyers’ Directory, Black Solicitors' Network, Law Society Diversity Access Scheme, Pathways to Law, PRIME, Rare Recruitment, Stonewall