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Taylor Wessing
30 September 2013
31 July 2015
London (Central), London (Greater)
Experience Level
£37,000 (in first year)

Further information

Taylor Wessing LLP
5 New Street Square, London EC4A 3TW
Tel: (020) 7300 7000 Fax: (020) 7300 7100

Firm profile

Taylor Wessing is a leading international law firm where you can move your career forward, faster. We are looking for the trusted advisors of tomorrow who can think creatively, be proactive and stay close to our clients and identify and deliver innovative solutions that help their businesses grow. Our clients include large and medium size, private and public companies, financial institutions, professional service firms, public sector bodies and wealthy individuals. Our focus is on the sectors that we believe are the industries of tomorrow: energy; life sciences; private wealth; technology; media and communications.

We are experts in providing a seamless, high-quality service to global clients across many jurisdictions. Combining a pan-European network with a strong presence in the Middle East, India, China and North America, we are the leading firm for inward investment from North America and experts in IP protection and  enforcement rights across the globe. That's why we advise half of the world's top 100 brands.

Main areas of work

We offer industry-focused advice and in-depth sector experience by grouping together lawyers from different legal disciplines including: banking and finance; capital markets; copyright and media law; corporate; commercial agreements; construction and engineering; employment and pensions; EU competition, IT and telecoms; litigation and dispute resolution; patents; planning and environment; private client; projects; real estate; restructuring and corporate recovery; tax; trade marks and designs.

Trainee profile

We look for people with a minimum of ABB grades at A-level and a 2:1 degree in any discipline. You’ll need to be a team player with the communication skills to build vibrant relationships with our clients. You’ll have the energy, ambition and creativity to take early responsibility and have a real impact on our business and our clients’ business. You’ll also be committed to a career in law, with a genuine drive to learn and explore new boundaries.

Training environment

Our award winning training programme ( best trainer – large city firm 2014) combines the in-house Professional Skills Course with six-month seats in four different practice groups, including one contentious seat and one in our corporate or finance areas.

Working closely with partners and associates on high-quality work from the outset, you’ll get regular support and feedback every step of the way to align your career to the growth and needs of the firm and our clients. There are also secondment opportunities to our clients.

Vacation schemes

Our vacation schemes are designed for you to experience life as a trainee solicitor in a uniquely innovative City law firm. You’ll spend two weeks in two different practice groups gaining firsthand experience under the supervision of associates and partners.

Places: 40. Duration: 2 weeks. Remuneration: £250 per week. Closing date: 30 January 2015.


GDL and LPC fees at BPP London sponsored. A maintenance grant is provided.

Partners 400
Trainees 47
Vacancies Circa 22


All candidates are required to complete our online application form, which can be found on our website


1st year £37,000
2nd year £41,000
Post qualification salary £60,000


Berlin, Bratislava, Brussels, Budapest, Cambridge, Dubai, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Indonesia, Hamburg, Kiev, London, London Tech City, Munich, New York City, Palo Alto, Paris, Prague, Singapore, South Korea, Vienna and Warsaw.

Representative Offices

Beijing, Brno, Klagenfurt and Shanghai

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Taylor Wessing

We are a full-service law firm that attracts big-firm work and focus mainly on the industries of tomorrow: Energy; Life Sciences; Technology, Media and Communications; and Private Wealth.