How do I apply for a summer vacation placement or training contract?
Through this website via the graduate recruitment form (for graduate recruitment).
When can I apply?
We recruit a number of our trainees through our summer vacation placement scheme, so would encourage you to apply to undertake a placement with us with a view to being considered for a training contract. To successfully apply for a summer vacation placement, you should currently be in your third year/fourth year (or first year/second year of an accelerated course if you are a graduate entrant) of an LLB. Our deadline for summer vacation placement applications is 31 January.
Should you not have applied for or undertaken a summer vacation placement with us, our deadline for training contract applications is 31 January.
Can I apply if I have a law degree from another country?
Yes, provided you fulfill the criteria to be able to practise law in Scotland, such as through the completion of an appropriate conversion course.
How do I find out more about the firm?
Here and also by contacting us in person through law fairs, recruitment days and/or by speaking to a member of our HR team.
How is the firm structured?
We are an LLP (Limited Liability Partnership) headquartered in Edinburgh and Birmingham which also house two of our largest offices with around 145 people in Edinburgh and 235 people in Birmingham. There are over 165 people in Manchester, 25 people in Glasgow, over 30 people in Leicester, 40 people in Nottingham and 55 people in London. We also have 13 people in our Leeds office and 5 people in Dubai. We are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, the Law Society of Scotland and the Financial Conduct Authority.
What are the firm’s main practice areas?
Corporate, Commerce Technology & Media, Real Estate and Construction, Public Sector, Private Client, Shipping & Transport and Dispute Resolution and Litigation. Supporting the legal departments in a range of support functions including Finance, HR, IT, Marketing and Admin.
What is the recruitment process?
For graduates applying for a summer vacation placement, we will contact successful applicants following the closing date for applications and invite you to an assessment evening. Following this assessment evening, we will invite successful applicants to spend a placement with us between the months of June and August where you will be formally assessed.
For graduates applying directly for a training contract, we will contact successful applicants following the closing date for applications and invite you for interview prior to making training contract offers.