We are Bristows, the world’s leading specialist law firm for clients that innovate. We help clients grow in life sciences, technology and other dynamic sectors.
At Bristows, we have always been at the forefront of change. From patenting the first electrical telegraph to launching the UK’s genome sequencing project, we have been helping clients who create and embrace new technologies and ideas. We are an eclectic mix of inquisitive thinkers who are fascinated by the law surrounding cutting edge sectors. Many of the employees have science and technology backgrounds or have worked in life sciences or the technology sector. It means we are on the same wavelength and understand what makes our clients tick.
Because we have no billing targets, we ensure clients have the right combination of experts working together as one to give them the advice they need, no matter how difficult or novel the question is. It also enables our employees to keep their work-life balance and contribute to the wider culture of the firm.
The University of Law
The University of Law (ULaw) is the largest provider of legal education in the UK*, with connections with over 90 of the top 100 law firms.
We offer a range of postgraduate training and Master’s degrees designed by qualified experts to help students advance at any stage of their career.
We believe in training students for the real world from the moment they accept a place with us. That’s why our courses are employment-focused, honing key skills in a teaching environment based on real legal practice. Our experienced careers service also offers students the chance to get real-life experience from the start.
Full-time, part-time and online study options are available on many of our courses to help students work and study at the same time.
Addleshaw Goddard LLP
At Addleshaw Goddard, we are more than just exceptional lawyers: we are leaders in client investment and understanding. With over 1,200 lawyers based across the globe, we have a deep understanding of our markets and sectors. We act for our clients whatever the scale of their requirements, and have been instructed by over 40 FTSE 100 companies in the last 12 months. Our business is about strong client relationships built on successful delivery across national and international markets. We have 13 offices worldwide, which we link together with a network of likeminded global partners. Where we don’t have offices, we work with firms well known to us, to deliver an international capability.
Equally important is strong loyalty which is proven through 75% of our clients who have been with us for more than 10 years.
Join us, and wherever you are based, you will work side-by-side with blue chip clients in a supportive-yet-challenging environment. This is a structured training programme, and it is designed with your future success in mind.
Trowers & Hamlins
Trowers is an international law firm with over 160 partners and more than 950 people located across the UK, Middle East and Asia. During our long history, we have held fast to the values and characteristics – such as service, quality, integrity and innovation – that have made us not only a leading law firm, but an inclusive and exciting place to work and establish a career.
Fascinated by the future of towns and cities, we’re working alongside our clients to change the way we live and work – for the better. Our lawyers are well known for being experts in a range of sectors from affordable housing, charities and real estate to energy, construction and technology.
One firm worldwide
As a truly global law firm, Jones Day lawyers enjoy an exciting career, alongside more than 2,500 lawyers in 42 offices and 18 different jurisdictions. New lawyers have the opportunity to be involved in demanding and complex matters, advising multinational clients encountering globalized challenges. The firm is distinguished by the seamless collaboration of a true partnership; a singular tradition of client service; and shared professional values.
Non-rotational training contract
Our distinctive training contract structure is integral to our culture and success and the benefits are felt at every level. In the absence of a rigid seat-system, trainees have the flexibility to mould their career from the earliest opportunity and enjoy a high level of responsibility. Our trainees are quickly integrated into various teams across the firm and gain unparalleled exposure to different areas of law.
Osborne Clarke LLP
Osborne Clarke is an award-winning multinational law firm. We’ve grown rapidly, with 25 offices around the world and we’re proud to say that our influence and impact can now be applied almost anywhere. The core sectors we work in all thrive on innovation; digital business, energy, financial services, life sciences, real estate, recruitment and transport. Our sector teams include lawyers from all legal disciplines, effortlessly blending expertise, insight and enthusiasm. Crucially, we think sector-first, organising ourselves around the current affairs and future challenges of the industries we serve, rather than traditional legal practice areas. It helps keep us one step ahead. Recent recruits describe the firm as ‘friendly’, ‘inclusive’, ‘open’ and ‘fun’; clients say it is ‘approachable’, ‘proactive’, ‘understanding’ and ‘formidable’.
At RPC, you can be you. In an environment that’s real. Strikingly real.
If you value character over conformity, the unique over the uniform, and ambition over apathy, let’s talk.
RPC is here to help you achieve your ambitions.
For us, success comes from building real-life relationships. Real-life relationships with our clients as much as our people. And it comes from thinking creatively to achieve the best commercial solutions. We thrive in an environment that’s collaborative, forward-thinking and where you’re free to express your personality. An environment that allows you to make the most of your strengths. This is our commitment to you.
So, if you’re a creative thinker who wants a career in a firm that values personality as much as professionalism, we want to hear from you.
Ropes & Gray International LLP
Since opening its London office in January 2010, Ropes & Gray has assembled a fully integrated team built around bank/bond financing, financial services regulatory, funds, investment management, M&A, private equity (including real estate), restructuring and insolvency, tax and government enforcement. Its bespoke London office augments the firm’s traditional core strengths, such as private equity and funds, while retaining the flexibility to identify and react to any future market needs. Clients have access to high-level expert advice from lawyers with an in-depth understanding of global transactions and markets. With a focus on sophisticated investors, the firm’s work involves complex cross-border transactions, requiring an understanding of the legal and business requirements of multiple jurisdictions.
Cooley (UK) LLP
Cooley’s lawyers solve legal issues for entrepreneurs, investors, financial institutions and established companies. Clients partner with Cooley on transformative deals, complex IP and regulatory matters, and high-stakes litigation, often where innovation meets the law.
In January 2015, Cooley established its first European office in London. Cooley’s UK practice has strengths across many of the firm’s core practice areas, among them corporate/M&A, venture capital, capital markets, technology and life sciences transactions, IP, complex high-stakes litigation, insurance & reinsurance, product compliance & liability, tax, competition, employment, compensation & benefits, fraud, data protection and privacy. It now has 110+ lawyers.
Cooley has 1,500+ lawyers across 17 offices in the United States, Asia and Europe.
Charles Russell Speechlys LLP
Charles Russell Speechlys is an international law firm with a focus on privately held capital, at the intersection of personal, family and business needs. We are based in London, Guildford and Cheltenham in the UK with international offices in Europe, the Middle East and Hong Kong.
We have a diverse range of skills and offer legal services globally through a broad range of integrated advisory, transactional and contentious services. We know it’s not enough to understand the law so we apply a people-focused lens to every action we recommend to our clients. Our unique approach to law has made us a leader in the world of dynamic growth and family businesses, and among the world’s leading creators and owners of private wealth and their families. Major corporates and institutions benefit from our personalised approach as we embed ourselves in the teams of our clients.
Baker McKenzie defined the global law firm in the 20th century, and is redefining it to meet the challenges of the global economy in the 21st. It brings to matters the instinctively global perspective and deep market knowledge and insights of more than nearly 4,000 locally admitted lawyers in over 70 countries. It has a distinctive global way of thinking, working and behaving – ‘fluency’ – across borders, issues and practices. It understands the challenges of the global economy because it has been at the forefront of its evolution. Since 1949, it has advised leading corporations on the issues of today’s integrated world market. It has cultivated the culture, commercial pragmatism, and technical and interpersonal skills required to deliver world-class service tailored to the preferences of world-class clients worldwide.