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Squire Patton Boggs

Rutland House,
Birmingham,
B3 2JR
Website www.SquireSanders.com

Trinity Court,
Manchester,
M60 8HS

7 Devonshire Square,
London,
EC2M 4YH

2 Park Lane,
Leeds,
LS3 1ES

  • Assistant Solicitors 1500
  • Total Trainees 40
  • Contact Graduate Recruitment Team
  • Email traineerecruitment@squirepb.com
  • Method of application Online application form
  • Selection procedure Assessment and interview
  • Closing date for 2017 31 July 2015
  • Application 
  • Training contracts p.a. 20
  • Applications p.a. 1,500
  • % interviewed p.a. 10%
  • Required degree grade 2:1
  • Training Salary 
  • 1st year (2014) £23,500 regional £35,000 London
  • 2nd year (2014) £26,000 regional £37,000 London
  • Holiday entitlement 25 days
  • % of trainees with a non-law degree p.a. 30%
  • No. of seats available abroad p.a. 6
  • Post-qualification 
  • Salary (2014) London £58,000 Other £37,000
  • % of trainees accepting job on qualification (2014) 80%
  • Overseas offices Squire Patton Boggs Legal Counsel World Wide has offi ces in the USA, South America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. For a complete list of our offi ces, please visit our website.

Firm profile



 We combine sound legal advice with a deep knowledge of our clients’ businesses to resolve their legal challenges. We care about the quality of our services, the success of our clients and the relationships that are forged through those successes. With over 1,500 lawyers in 44 offices located in 21 countries around the world, our global legal practice is in the markets where our clients do business. We also have strong working relationships with independent firms in Europe and the Middle East, as well as the Squire Patton Boggs Legal Counsel Worldwide Network, which includes independent firms across Latin America. The client base of our global legal practice spans every type of business, both private and public, worldwide. We advise a diverse mix of clients, from Fortune 100 and FTSE 100 corporations to emerging companies and from individuals to local and national governments.

Main areas of work



 Banking and financial services, corporate/corporate finance, environment, safety and health, intellectual property, commercial and IT, international dispute resolution, labour and employment, litigation/disputes, pensions, real estate, regulatory, restructuring and insolvency and tax.

Trainee profile



 Squire Patton Boggs seeks applications from law and non-law graduates, and we also welcome applications from individuals seeking a career change. A strong academic background will be key and you will have, or would expect, a 2:1 degree. It is an advantage for applicants to have language skills, but this is not essential. You should also be motivated and ambitious and have a wish to succeed in a client-focused business. Evidence of work experience in the legal sector, excellent communication skills and significant achievement in non-academic pursuits is advisable.

Training environment



 20 trainee solicitors recruited each year. Trainees undertake six four-month seats during their training contract. Trainees have input in choice of seats and are encouraged to undertake a broad selection of seats to benefit their knowledge on qualification. Trainees benefit from two-tier supervision and challenging work. The firm provides a comprehensive induction programme including on-going departmental training, seminars and workshops throughout the training contract. Trainees undertake formal appraisal meetings with their supervisors during each seat. Trainees also benefit from exposure to clients, cross-border work and opportunity for seats on secondment. Trainees are involved in all aspects of professional life. 

Benefits



 Pension, life assurance, subsidised gym membership, interest free season ticket loan and a flexible benefits package.

Vacation placements



 Places for 2015: 40 summer scheme; Duration: 2 weeks; Remuneration: £240 p.w. (London) £225 p.w. (Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester); Closing date: 31 January 2015.

Sponsorship & awards



 PgDL and LPC fees paid and maintenance grant provided. Maintenance grant presently: GDL: London, £6,000; Regional, £4,500 LPC: London, £7,000; Regional, £5,000