Skip to main content

All King & Wood Mallesons trainees now have new homes as more firms step up

Written by: Richard Simmons
Published on: 30 Jan 2017

New firms have now been found for all of the trainees who were working at King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) when it collapsed.

The news was confirmed on LinkedIn by the firm’s former graduate recruitment manager Caroline Sarson, who has been instrumental in coordinating the effort to rehouse trainees.

At least 19 firms are known to have taken in KWM trainees, with two more confirming that they have hired some this week. In addition to the firms already reported on, Latham & Watkins is taking two, as is Taylor Wessing.

The KWM trainee diaspora: confirmed so far

Allen & Overy: taking four trainees
Ashurst: taking three
Baker McKenzie: taking three
Covington & Burling: taking two
DLA Piper: taking four
Fieldfisher: taking one
Freshfields: taking three
Fried Frank: taking three
Goodwin Procter: taking five
Greenberg Traurig: taking five
Hogan Lovells: taking two
Holman Fenwick Willan: taking one
Latham & Watkins: taking two
Macfarlanes: taking two
Osborne Clarke: taking two
Reed Smith: taking three
Stephenson Harwood: has taken one, and talking to others
Taylor Wessing: taking two
White & Case: has taken two current trainees, and assessing future trainees