Slaughter & May is a leading global law firm whose key areas of practice are in corporate, commercial, and financing law. Its varied client base includes Premiership football clubs, multinational corporations, and venture capital start-ups.
From its offices in London, Brussels, Hong Kong, and Beijing, it works closely with other leading law firms across the globe. This unique business model allows teams to work with clients’ chosen legal representatives, and select the very best professionals for the job. Core practice areas are Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate and Commercial, and Financing.
The graduate programme at Slaughter & May is in the form of a two-year training contract, which gives trainee solicitors experience in a broad range of areas. Successful applicants will be sharing an office with a partner or senior associate, giving them plenty of help and guidance along the way. As well as sponsorship for the Graduate Diploma in Law and the Legal Practice Course, recruits will follow a programme of in-house learning and development, involving several courses with discussion groups.
The starting salary is around £38,000, rising to around £63,000 upon completion of the programme. Other benefits include 25 days of holiday per year, private medical insurance, childcare vouchers, personal accident cover, and more.
The company has the highest profits per equity partner of any UK-based law firm.
Benefits of working for Slaughter and May
Maintenance allowance + tuition and examination fees for both the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) and the Legal Practice Course (LPC).
£500 bonus if you achieve a 1st.
Private medical insurance
£2,000 interest-free loan on joining
Interest-free season ticket loan on joining
Personal accident cover