Trainee Solicitor

What do we look for?

Our recruits almost invariably have exceptional academic grades, generally at least AAB (or equivalent) in their A-levels (or equivalent), and undergraduate grades at 2.1 or 1st level. They also need a wide range of skills to rise to the challenge of the complex work that we do for our clients so we also look for:

A genuine interest in business – All our work is related to the "business world.” We want people who understand and want to learn more about our clients' businesses, objectives and concerns ─ and are enthusiastic about helping them succeed.

Commitment – A Training Contract represents our initial investment in our recruits' futures, and provides many opportunities. We look for people who are keen to make a reciprocal investment of their time and effort to maximise those opportunities and the resulting benefits.

Personality – We place great emphasis on working together in teams and recognise the importance of doing so effectively. We want people who will get on with colleagues and clients alike.

Ambition – Our diverse and talented team of lawyers excels in delivering practical commercial judgement and deep legal expertise for our clients' highest-stakes matters. We look for people who share our and our clients' ambition.


Training contracts a year

LPC and GDL fees paid for

£45,000 1st year salary

Pro bono opportunities


Seat training contract




Dechert in London

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