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Fortune favours the bold in Jones Day's non-rotational training contract.

The Firm

Jones Day is a truly global law firm, comprised of 2,500 lawyers across 44 locations in major business and finance centres worldwide. Its strengths in London reflect those of the firm:  220 London lawyers (including around 60 partners and 40 trainees) have a sophisticated understanding of risk and draw on specialist insights and skills from across the globe to guide clients through their toughest challenges.

The Work

In London’s critical financial centre, lawyers are perfectly placed to address the most demanding and complex global matters; including cross-border M&A; real estate and finance transactions (including banking, capital markets, investment funds, private equity and structured finance); global disputes; and regulatory matters involving the UK, US and other authorities. Additional specialist areas include business restructuring; competition/antitrust; corporate criminal investigations; corporate tax planning; employment and pensions; intellectual property; and projects and infrastructure.

Trainee Profile

The firm operates a unique, non-rotational system of training which is designed to provide freedom, flexibility and responsibility from the start. Trainees work across different practice areas simultaneously and are encouraged to assume their own workload, which allows for early responsibility, faster development of potential and the opportunity to compare and contrast different disciplines alongside one another. Without having to move to a different practice area every 6 months, trainees don't miss the end of deals or trials on which they have worked. Trainees do not "belong" to one partner or practice they have the flexibility to gain experience in a range of practice areas and from a wide range of colleagues.

Work will vary from small cases which trainees may handle alone (under the supervision of a senior lawyer) to matters where they will assist a partner or associate solicitor. A partner mentor provides the first port of call for each trainee at all times. In addition, practice area checklists and regular appraisals with the training partner provide structured supervision over and above informal everyday contact.Approximately 20 trainee solicitors each year mainly from our placement scheme candidates.


Jones Day Question Time

Thursday 27 September 2018 6:00 pm
Bristol Harbour Hotel, 55 Corn Street, Bristol, BS1 1HT

Jones Day "Question Times" are interactive Q&A's (not recruitment presentations) and a fantastic opportunity to meet the panel of trainees, associates and partners. Quiz lawyers directly about their first-hand experiences of working in this global law firm; training in the distinctive, non-rotational system; and get to know them better over drinks and canapés afterwards.

All are welcome - whatever your year of study and whether you are a law or non-law student, graduate or postgraduate.

               6.00pm: Registration

               6.30pm: Q&A panel discussion

               7.30pm: Chat with lawyers over drinks and canapés

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