Training Contract/Vacation Schemes
Weil is one of the world’s truly elite international firms. The firm has approximately 1,200 lawyers in 20 cities throughout the US, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
The London office was established in 1996 and has grown to become the second largest of the firm’s worldwide offices, with over 95% of lawyers in London being English-qualified and around 80% of our work home grown.
Weil’s strategy is focused on long-term investment in recruiting and retaining exceptional talent at all levels. Our people celebrate diversity and inclusion, and our award-winning pro-bono programme is deeply ingrained in the firm’s culture.
Main areas of work
Private equity/M&A, private funds; banking & finance; restructuring; dispute resolution; full-service transactional support including competition; employment; environment; IP/IT; pensions; real estate and tax.
We are committed to a collegial work environment in which all individuals have the right to work in a professional atmosphere promoting equal opportunities. We work with external organisations such as NAS Prospects, SEO London, Stonewall and PRIME, among others. Internally, we place great emphasis on our professional development affinity groups, like Women@Weil.
We have a leading pro bono program supporting many key NGO and charities with expert legal advice. Clients include Oxfam, Plan International, NSPCC, Barnardo’s, Age UK, and Scope.
We are looking for business-minded high achievers with confidence and self-belief. Individuals that will always push themselves to keep developing and improving and who can work effectively in a team.
We offer a comprehensive and sophisticated training programme with direct input from leading partners alongside a tailor made approach to mentoring, career progression and development for each lawyer. Working in close knit partner-led teams provides much greater responsibility and early exposure to our global network of clients and contacts.
Starting salary £46,000 increasing to £50,000 in final seat of the Training Contract. Our NQ salary is currently £100,000.
Private health cover, permanent health insurance, life assurance, pension (the firm will contribute to the Group Personal Pension Plan at the rate of 5% of your basic salary) and birthday holiday.
23 days’ leave, with holiday entitlement increasing by one day after each year of service, up to a maximum of 28 days.
GDL and LPC funding plus maintenance allowances of £8,000 per annum.