This distinguished City firm may not care for conquering the continents, but that doesn't mean big-ticket international work is off the table.

The Firm

Travers Smith is an award-winning independent City law firm with a reputation for enterprising thinking and uncompromising quality in all of its chosen fields, and a focus on advising clients on international matters. Competing directly with the largest City firms, they attract top-quality work but still offer a professional yet relaxed working environment providing the best of both worlds. A very high proportion of their work has an international dimension and they accompany their clients to every corner of the globe. To do that, they have developed close ties with carefully chosen quality overseas independent law firms who share their specialist strengths and very demanding standards. Travers Smith is defined by its independence, unique culture, deep commercial insight, progressive thinking and incomparable client experience. Above all else, Travers Smith is a collegiate firm.

The Work

The main areas of our practice are commercial (including IP and IT), corporate, employment, employee incentives, environment and operational regulatory, competition, dispute resolution, finance, financial services and markets, pensions, real estate, restructuring and insolvency, and tax.

Trainee Profile

They’ll give you responsibility from day one – you will quickly find yourself on the phone to clients, in meetings and handling your own work (with guidance where needed). As such the firm looks for people who can combine academic excellence with plain common sense; who are determined, articulate and able to think on their feet, and who take their work but not themselves seriously. A law degree is not a necessity – around half the trainees who joined last year came from a non-law background.


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