3 months ago
Trainee Solicitor- August 2019
Graduates and Students
Hogan Lovells is one of the leading global law firms. When you choose Hogan Lovells, you're not just choosing a career in law. You're choosing a career in law with a more progressive international outlook, a clearer focus on innovation and a sharper commercial edge. You're choosing a team with a healthy contempt for boundaries and conventions. One that likes to work in a more collaborative and joined-up way, shaping the business landscape, overcoming unforeseen challenges and creating new opportunities for its clients. In short, when you choose a career with Hogan Lovells, you're choosing to be a Global Game-changer.
Something else that makes us stand out as a firm – aside from the unified way we work across the globe – is our exceptional range of practice areas. For the people who work with us, this breadth presents an incredible variety of disciplines to explore, from Corporate to Finance to Government Regulatory, and from Intellectual Property to Litigation, Arbitration and Employment law. It's inspiring stuff. Especially when you realise that, within these specialisms, our expertise – and the clients we work with – extend to virtually every industry sector.
Each year, we offer training contracts to around 50 Law and non-law graduates. The training contract consists of four six-month 'seats', during which time trainees move between different practice areas and gain a rounded understanding of international law. For their second year, they have the chance to apply for an international or client secondment, broadening their outlook further and sharpening their commercial edge - highlighting what it means to be a real Global Game-changer.
What we look for:
As a firm, we tackle some of the most complex legal and commercial issues our clients face. So we look to recruit smart, collaborative and determined individuals from all kinds of backgrounds and with all kinds of experience. A strong academic record is important: we expect you to show a track record of attainment with excellent academic results from GCSE (or equivalent) onwards. You should have achieved a good 2:1 or above (or equivalent) in your degree. You will have passed the LPC. Previous experience in an international legal environment is preferable, as is a clear orientation towards commercial law and the work that Hogan Lovells undertakes. An international and commercial outlook is essential as well as a clear understanding of the business and legal word.
Personal qualities are just as important. You need to be able to show evidence of working in teams, directly engaging with clients and building strong relationships. You should be able to demonstrate a real understanding of client needs and a wider commercial awareness. You should have a confident, professional manner and be able to demonstrate professional and legal skills to a high level. You will need to demonstrate an ability and desire for proactivity and lateral thinking, be capable of close attention to detail, have a highly organised and mature approach and have excellent research and communication skills with the ability to convey complex ideas to others in a logical manner. You will show a strong commitment both to the firm and to the profession as well as a drive and resilience to succeed and achieve the best possible results.
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Salary Package: £45,000
Closing date: 28 May 2019
It is the policy of Hogan Lovells to provide equal opportunities for all employees in relation to recruitment, training and promotion. Decisions in these areas will be made only by reference to the requirements of the job and shall not be influenced by any consideration of ethnic origin, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation or disability.