Trainee Solicitor

Closing date: 18/02/2018
Term: Temporary
Department: Various departments
Location: London
The Firm

Fieldfisher is a European law firm with market leading practices in many of the world's most dynamic sectors. We are an exciting, forward-thinking organisation with a particular focus on technology, finance & financial services and energy & natural resources.

Our growing European network of offices supports an international client base alongside our Silicon Valley, Beijing and Shanghai teams. Among our clients, we count social media sites and high street coffee chains through to pharmaceutical, life sciences and medical devices companies, energy suppliers, banks and FTSE 100 companies.

Clients choose to work with us because we deliver commercial, pragmatic and innovative solutions through our exceptional legal expertise and experience, on time and on budget.

We have more than 600 lawyers spread over nine locations, all providing highly commercial advice based on an in-depth understanding of our clients' needs. We operate across our offices in Amsterdam, Brussels, China, Paris, Germany, Italy, UK, and the US - Silicon Valley. In the UK, we have approximately 700 people working in the London, Manchester and Birmingham.

The firm is growing rapidly and its revenue for 2016/17 was £165 million. The UK accounts for approximately 70% of the headcount.

The Team

We are looking for a Trainee Solicitor to join the firm in March 2018.

Responsibilities
  • Become acquainted with the facts of a case through reading statements, law reports and consulting with clients and other professionals
  • Prepare draft advice for clients
  • Participate in pro bono and business development activities
  • Develop legal knowledge and skills such as drafting and negotiation
  • Draft legal documents 
  • Undertakes legal business on behalf of client
Key Skills & Experience

The following are essential requirements of the role:

  • Legal understanding and experience within corporate, commercial and dispute resolution in a reputable UK firm
  • Extensive experience working in a reputable UK firm advising clients from the CIS region
  • Fluent in Russian, Uzbek and English at a professional working standard including translating legal documents
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work as a team and independently
  • Minimum 2.2 degree in Law or equivalent and has passed the LPC

Due to the urgent need, we would be looking for the successful candidate to commence employment in March 2018.

Application opening date: 16/01/2018

Closing date: 13/02/2018

Salary: £37,000

Fieldfisher aims to ensure equality of opportunity and we are actively working towards improving the diversity of our staff.  All applications will only be considered on merit and the applicant's suitability to meet the requirements of the role