A NEW FIRM FOR A NEW BUSINESS AGE
PINSENT MASONS SUMMER VACATION PLACEMENT 2017 APPLICATION OPENS 1 NOVEMBER 2016, CLOSES 6 JANUARY 2017
TRAINING CONTRACT 2019 APPLICATION OPENS 1 NOVEMBER 2016. DEADLINE IA MIDNIGHT ON 29 SEPTEMBER 2017.
For more information on application process, visit http://graduate.pinsentmasons.com
WELCOME TO THE MODERN LAW FIRM
Ranked as a Top 10 Global Law Firm, CMS can work for you in 34 countries and from 60 offices worldwide. 3,200 CMS lawyers offer business-focused advice tailored to your needs, whether in your local market or across multiple jurisdictions.
Your World First
‘Your World First’ is our promise to you. This means we are client-centric, have world vision and are performance driven.
Client-centric - Being immersed in our clients’ industry sectors is at the heart of what we do. Our business is structured according to the industries our clients work in, delivering technically excellent lawyers who talk your language.
We offer various added value services, including Law-Now and the Interactive Media Award winning RegZone which provide practical and timely knowledge relevant to your business and numerous webinars for training at your desk.
Law-Now is one of the best services I receive. If there is a new case, they will be the first off the mark.
In-house lawyer, financial institution
To help you manage your account, we deliver bespoke reporting information for invoicing, matter progress, fees and work in progress, and we regularly win innovation awards for new technological solutions, for example for the desktop solution “Contract Quality” at the British Legal Awards and the Insurance Day London Market Awards.
World vision - We have deep local expertise in many jurisdictions and major global centres. CMS was ranked the second most global law firm in Am Law 2015 and has a track record of expanding to meet client needs, moving into countries such as Turkey and Oman to support infrastructure and energy projects.
CMS is part of organisations such as the CMS Lifesciences Asia-Pacific Network and the African Legal Network. Our lawyers are not only problem solvers but anticipate issues to allow our clients to perform better. We stay on top of the news agenda, regulatory discussions and new legislation and understand how macro trends, such as the fall in oil price, affect your business.
I am personally committed to our clients and always interested to meet with clients, hear your views and discuss ways of how we can improve what we do for you.
Penelope Warne, the Senior Partner, Chairman of the Board and Head of Energy
Performance driven - CMS takes pride in first-class execution and project management with a focus on delivering results. In 2015, we were ranked number 1 for M&A in Europe by Thomson Reuters and Bloomberg (in terms of deal count, up to USD 500m).
Our approach to service delivery is the same in all our offices, based on a common training program and a shared understanding of what our clients value. All CMS lawyers, both those we recruit and those we train in-house, are focused on providing quality advice and quality service. We are smart on the detail because the detail matters. We recruit, value and nurture top talent and through regular, independent evaluations, we identify opportunities to make improvements in our service and feed this back to our lawyers.
CMS ACADEMY 2017 APPLICATION CLOSES 15 JANUARY 2017.
TRAINING CONTRACT 2019 APPLICATION CLOSES 30 JUNE 2017.
For more information on application process, visit http://graduates.cms-cmck.com/about-us/
“Linklaters is the only firm to have market-leading teams across the globe covering a full range of practice areas. This, combined with the breadth of our client base (including leading financial institutions, governments and high-profile companies), sets us apart from our competitors. Our lawyers work on the most high-profile and complex work and are recognised as being leaders in their areas of practice.
Each year, we offer around 110 training contracts to people from a range of subject disciplines and backgrounds who are talented, motivated and expect a lot from themselves. What they all have in common is a desire to achieve their full potential through a career in commercial law. In return, we offer a wealth of opportunity, entrepreneurial freedom and incredible rewards.
Linklaters helps you achieve your ambition by providing an outstanding environment in which to succeed – this is the same for law and non-law graduates. To find out more, please visit our website:http://www.linklatersgraduates.co.uk/ or follow us on Twitter (@LinklatersGrads) and Facebook (Linklaters Graduates UK).”
Shepherd and Wedderburn is a leading UK law firm, with an uncompromising commitment to client service. With offices in the City of London, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen, the firm delivers comprehensive multi-jurisdictional legal advice across every business sector as well as offering the full range of private client and wealth management services.
As a founding member of the World Services Group, Shepherd and Wedderburn is able to respond to clients' needs swiftly and effectively anywhere in the world. Currently the firm serves clients in 86 jurisdictions.
Regarded by many as the go-to firm for specialist advice in the energy and natural resources and real estate sectors, Shepherd and Wedderburn also has an impressive track record in advising clients from across other industries and sectors. FTSE 100 blue-chips, AIM companies, large SMEs, and public service organisations are counted among its clients.
The firm has 64 partners, 179 other legal staff, and 145 support staff.
Over the course of the year, the firm received further industry accolades: it was shortlisted and highly commended in the Legal Business awards category of Competition Team of the Year and was pronounced Competition Team of 2014 by The Lawyer.
Shepherd and Wedderburn has a long tradition of supporting local communities through volunteering, fund-raising and charitable donations. Examples of activities include abseiling from the top of Battersea Power Station, and donating food to food banks operated by the Trussell Trust.
The firm was recognised as Pro Bono Firm of the Year at the Scottish Legal Awards and also won an award from Scottish Business in the Community, in each case in recognition of the contribution made by Shepherd and Wedderburn volunteers, which included the provision of 800 hours of legal advice to the Citizens Advice Bureau's legal clinics.
To find out more and apply, please visit http://graduates.shepwedd.co.uk/
Allen & Overy is a pioneering legal practice operating around the world at the frontline of developing business. By helping companies, institutions and governments tackle ever more complex issues and transactions on a global stage, it is leading the way and extending what is possible in law.
With 44 offices in 30 countries, plus a network of relationship firms in other locations, Allen & Overy is one of the few legal practices that can genuinely claim to be global, covering 99% of the world’s economy.
For the firm’s clients this means global reach and access to high-calibre, local expertise, while for trainees, it means exposure to international work, collaboration with colleagues in other offices and, in many cases, the opportunity to travel. In 2013, 26% of its transactional work involved five or more countries.
Trainee lawyers joining the firm enter an environment characterised by advanced thinking and a global outlook. They are exposed to challenging and meaningful work from the outset, supporting a partner or senior associate in each of their training ‘seats’. In addition, they are encouraged to spend six months in one of the firm’s overseas offices, or on secondment to one of its corporate clients – currently around 80% of its trainees take up this opportunity.
Alongside a rich and exciting experience as a trainee, graduates can also look forward to working in a uniquely open and supportive culture. Allen & Overy has established a reputation for combining the very highest professional standards with warmth and approachability.
Regardless of their degree discipline – and around half of the firm’s trainees study subjects other than law – joining Allen & Overy puts graduates at the forefront of the rapidly-evolving global market for legal services.
To find out more and to apply, please visit www.aograduate.com.
Number of Training Contract vacancies: 85
Number of Vacation Programme opportunities: 60
Number of A&O First opportunities: 60
Number of Open Day opportunities: 40
We are very happy to announce that we have paired up with Viper as our sponsor club this year. Situated on Great Western Road, Viper is quite literally West End royalty, and we couldn't be more excited to finish all our events on their dance floor.
If you are planning a birthday night out or any other kind of celebration that you would like guestlist for, let a member of the committee know and we will see if our friends at Viper can sort you out!