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Internship at Travers Smith

Summer Vacation Scheme

Internship at Travers Smith

  • LocationLondon, UK
  • Position levelInternship
  • Job period iconFull-time employment
  • Application deadline iconApply by 31 Jan, 2019
  • Application deadline iconPosted on 11 Oct, 2018
  • Start date iconStart date:
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  • Competitive£ 450.0 per week

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, we attract top-quality work but still offer a professional yet relaxed working environment providing the best of both worlds. It is this environment that has led to one of the highest staff retention rates in the City.

A very high proportion of our work has an international dimension and we accompany our clients to every corner of the globe. To do that, we have developed close ties with carefully chosen quality overseas independent law firms who share our 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 collaborative firm. We treat people with respect, allowing them to conduct business in the most effective way for clients. This has led to a climate of shared knowledge and goals, supported by a friendly, engaging team spirit.

What we do

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

Who should apply

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; who are self-motivated and have a healthy sense of humour.

A law degree is not a necessity – just over half the trainees who joined last year came from a non-law background.

Summer vacation scheme 2019

Students spend two weeks with the firm; each week they are able to experience a different department, sharing an office with partners, associates and trainees.

The work will include attending meetings, drafting documents and letters and carrying out research. We extend our internal seminar programme to include a number of talks, case studies and negotiating exercises specifically for students to give an authentic taste of a City lawyer's work. The timetable also includes a City tour, plenty of social activities including softball and the option to be involved in sporting activities such as mixed hockey, netball and football. There are also working lunches and informal evening events.

Who should apply

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 – just over half the trainees who joined last year came from a non-law background.

When and how to apply:

Apply online through our website. Applications open on 1 October 2018 and the deadline is 31 January 2019.

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Job location

10 Snow Hill, London, UK

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