Willkie is an international law firm of approximately 1000 lawyers spread over thirteen offices in six countries. Our principal areas of work in London are: asset management; business reorganization & restructuring; capital markets; competition & antitrust; competition litigation; compliance, investigations & enforcement; corporate insurance; finance; international arbitration; litigation; mergers & acquisitions; private equity and tax.

We recruit approximately five future trainee solicitors from our spring and summer vacation schemes. We are proud of our vacation scheme, which fully integrates candidates into working life in the London office. In every year we have recruited, 100% of those offered a training contract have accepted our offer.

We are looking for those who can start their training contract in September 2025. The deadline for submitting the online application form is 20 December 2022.

We are looking for people who have a genuine interest in Willkie and our clients. Our people work in small, nimble teams on high quality matters, so it is important that you are motivated, collaborative and able to pick things up quickly as you will receive a great breadth of work from the outset. Willkie London has grown by 149% the past five years, and over 45% from 2020 alone. With this in mind, we are looking for self-starters who want to contribute to a dynamic, growing workplace.

We were delighted to be named winner of ‘Best law firm for quality of work’ at The Legal Cheek Awards 2022. We were also finalists for in the following categories: partner approachability, perks, working from home and law firm of the year.