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Description of the firm

Approachability. Straight-talking. Thinking around corners. Performing as a team. The ambition and support to tackle the toughest legal issues in major industries and commercial centres around the world. This is what makes Hogan Lovells a top global law firm, both for our many prestigious clients and for our team of more than 2,500 lawyers, in over 45 offices across Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and North America.

Types of work

A fast-changing and inter-connected world calls for a combination of fresh thinking and proven experience. That's what we provide – underpinned by a commitment to high quality training and development. Our global diversity and wide range of practice areas gives us a strong reputation for corporate, finance, dispute resolution, government regulatory and intellectual property.

Training programme

Our recruitment and training philosophy is very simple: our continued success as a firm depends on the success of our people.

So we require every prospective trainee solicitor to undertake the accelerated LPC at BPP University London, which will prepare you for practice in the City.

Our two-year training contract is split into four six-month periods of work experience known as 'seats'. As a trainee solicitor, you will move around four different practice areas during this time to gain as much experience as possible: two of your seats will be in our corporate and finance groups, and another in one of our litigation teams. You will also have the option of spending time in the second year of training on secondment to one of our international offices or to the in-house legal team of a major client.

As a trainee solicitor at Hogan Lovells, you will be offered work that sharpens your mind. You will take on as much responsibility as you can handle relating to client work, as well as a comprehensive legal skills training programme, regular reviews and appraisals. After qualification, continuous training and development will remain a priority – in fact, you will deepen your professional and business expertise throughout your career. By making the best of your expertise, we can enhance the quality of advice we provide to clients, develop our reputation, and most importantly help you build your career.

Who we are looking for

Although we are one of the largest global legal practices, we work in small, hard-working teams where everybody is committed to our collective success. So we hire people with an international outlook: those who can naturally adapt to new surroundings, respond to cultural nuances and tackle the unpredictable with confidence.

As a consequence of the high profile, demanding work we do, academic excellence is important. We expect you to show a track record of attainment with excellent academic results from GCSE (or equivalent) onwards. You should be aiming to achieve, or have achieved, at least a good 2:1 (or equivalent) consistently, throughout your studies and as your final degree classification.

Personal qualities are just as important. You need to be happy collaborating with a team yet capable of, and used to, independent action. You will need to demonstrate an ability and desire for lateral thinking, be capable of close attention to detail, and have the energy, resilience and ambition to succeed in a top global law firm.

When and how to apply for training contracts

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Hogan Lovells Training Contracts

Hogan Lovells is a top global law firm, both for our many prestigious clients and for our team of more than 2,500 lawyers, in over 45 offices.