An international practice that grew from a Bristol base.

The Firm

Osborne Clarke LLP is an award-winning multinational law firm. They’ve grown rapidly, with 19 global offices and they’re proud to say that their influence and impact can now be applied almost anywhere. The core sectors we work in all thrive on innovation; digital business, energy, financial services, life sciences, real estate, recruitment and transport. Their sector teams include lawyers from all legal disciplines, effortlessly blending expertise, insight and enthusiasm. Crucially, they think sector-first, organising themselves around the current affairs and future challenges of the industries they serve, rather than traditional legal practice areas. It helps keep us one step ahead.

The Work

Main areas of expertise include; banking and finance, business regulation, commercial, corporate, employment and benefits, litigation, pensions, projects, real estate, restructuring and insolvency and tax.

Trainee Profile

Their high profile clients expect them to be brilliant, so they put a lot of effort into helping their people be the best they can throughout their careers – not just at the start of it. They foster the brightest and the best, with class-leading training and development programmes, and a unique climate of learning and discovery for everyone. They place value on individuals and respect their needs, motivations and choices. Their workplaces are designed to promote collaboration, often featuring open plan structures that make it easy to fit-in, mix and get involved. You’ll also find flexible and imaginative approaches to everyone’s work/life needs, with a connected infrastructure that is adaptive and tailored to bringing out the best in people. As a trainee, you’ll complete four seats: corporate or banking, real estate or tax, litigation, and one other. In each seat, a senior lawyer will supervise your day-to-day progress and give you regular feedback, so you know how you’re doing. They’re there to help you up your game. Every three months, you’ll have a formal progress review to help you track your development. Our trainees get lots of responsibility. And they find that it’s what differentiates their training contracts from others.


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