Partner Law Firms

Clifford Chance

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Clifford Chance takes an integrated, full service approach which spans continents, cultures and time zones, jurisdictions, practice areas and industry sectors.

Its 'one firm' approach and partnership ethos have allowed Clifford Chance to provide commercially focused legal advice of the highest quality that consistently exceeds clients' expectations.

As a non-franchise law firm with an impressive breadth and depth of expertise across Europe, Asia, the Americas and the Middle East, Clifford Chance recruits only the best people at all levels of the business and places huge importance on teamwork. Clifford Chance expects its people to be flexible and creative and to have the desire and drive to embrace new experiences and challenges.

With excellent resources thanks to investment in the transference of global knowledge, skills, technology and know-how, Clifford Chance has been at the forefront of developments that have fundamentally changed the management of law firms during the past few years. The firm prides itself on looking to a future in which it will remain firmly in the vanguard of the dynamic and fast changing legal industry.

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Herbert Smith Freehills

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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP is an international legal practice with over 2,800 lawyers in 20 offices around the world. The firm is the leading dispute resolution firm in Asia, Europe and the Middle East, and is well known for its merger, acquisition and take-over advice, as well as most forms of financing. Its specialist services include energy, competition, insurance and intellectual property practices. As well as a strong academic record, Herbert Smith Freehills trainees require a strong level of commercial awareness and the common sense to be able to make their own way in a large firm. Combine these qualities with a creative and questioning mind, and Herbert Smith Freehills will offer you great challenges and rewards.

As one of the world’s leading law firms, they advise many of the biggest and most ambitious organisations across all major regions of the globe. The firm’s clients trust it with their most important transactions, disputes and projects because of its ability to cut through complexity and mitigate risk.

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Hogan Lovells

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Hogan Lovells is a leading global law firm, with 2,500 lawyers working in over 40 offices in Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and the United States. Its scale and capability positions Hogan Lovells amongst the global elite of law firms, and provides our trainees with an international stage on which to develop their legal career.

Its international strength across a wide range of practice areas gives Hogan Lovells a strong reputation for corporate, finance, dispute resolution, government regulatory and intellectual property. This provides good training opportunities for those joining us.

The recruitment and training philosophy at Hogan Lovells is very simple: its continued success as a firm depends on the ability to attract and retain the brightest and most able people. Hogan Lovells currently recruits up to 75 trainee solicitors per year across two intakes in February and August, and we welcome applications from both law and non-law students.

The two-year training contract at Hogan Lovells is split into four six-month seats. As a trainee, you will move around four different practice areas during this time, to gain as much experience as possible - one of your seats will be in either our corporate or finance group, and another in one of our litigation teams. You will also have the option of spending time in the second year of training on secondment to one of our international offices or to the in-house legal team of a major client.

As a trainee at Hogan Lovells, you will be offered as much responsibility as you can handle relating to client work as well as a comprehensive legal skills training programme, regular reviews and appraisals. After qualification continuous training and development remain a priority - we enable the brightest minds to deepen their professional and business expertise throughout their career, which enhances the quality of advice Hogan Lovells provides to clients, its reputation and your ability to make the very best of your expertise.

Hogan Lovells also offers vacation schemes for first year law students and penultimate year law students, and open events for final year non-law students.

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From 30 offices, Linklaters’ lawyers advise on multi-jurisdictional projects and transactions across the world. Linklaters work with companies, financial institutions, funds and governments to execute the most significant deals and to resolve disputes arising across the world.

Their clients want a law firm they can trust, one that stands out for a commitment to investing in them and empowering their teams. They want to stand out for their distinctive Linklaters mind-set so their clients want to work with them above all others.

Delivering excellent client service and using their global capabilities to help clients pursue the right opportunities means clients benefit from long and lasting relationships. Linklaters recruit and develop exceptional people empowering them to do and think differently. They serve their clients as a team, with a common focus on innovation, efficiency and agility.

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Mishcon de Reya

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Mishcon de Reya is an independent law firm which currently employs more than 900 people, with over 500 lawyers. From their offices in London and Singapore, Mishcon de Reya still offers counsel to clients around the world with the same vision, dedication and passion that they set out with. The firm continues to fight for freedoms, settle disputes, protect assets and grow businesses. However, Mishcon believe that lawyers must move from the age of instruction to the age of anticipation: to be pro-active, harness the law’s potential and unlock possibilities others do not see, and to champion diversity, innovation and sustainability.

Mishcon de Reya are in the business of providing their clients with the best possible legal advice. The firm focuses on six core areas: Corporate, Disputes Resolution, Employment, Intellectual Property, Private and Real Estate. Mishcon believes that concentrating on these areas is the best way to help their clients navigate a commercial landscape of unprecedented complexity, anticipate and grasp new, transformative opportunities and build mutually rewarding, long-term relationships.

However, it is also true that boundaries in today’s world are becoming less and less clear-cut and their clients require more from the firm. So, while Mishcon continue to invest in their legal practices, they offer services in complementary non-legal areas across the MDR Group: MDR Cyber, MDR Brand Management, MDR Mayfair and MDR Discover.

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