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Slaughter and May

ONE BUNHILL ROW, LONDON, EC1Y 8YY, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7600 1200
Fax:
Fax 020 7090 5000
DX:
11 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
Web:
www.slaughterandmay.com
Beijing, Brussels, Hong Kong, London

Slaughter and May is a leading international law firm with a worldwide corporate, commercial and financing practice. The firm provides incisive advice while ensuring real value for money, and a professional service of the highest calibre. Slaughter and May is recognised throughout the business and legal community for its ability to help its clients realise and develop commercial opportunities, no matter how challenging the setting.

The firm: The firm prides itself on being different. A client-focused approach means that clients are central to its culture; and a multi-disciplinary philosophy ensures that lawyers have a broad understanding of many legal areas and can offer not only depth of expertise but also breadth of experience and sound commercial judgement.

The firm’s clients range from governments to entrepreneurs, from funds to leading banks, from retailers to entertainment companies and from industrial conglomerates to Premier League football clubs. It is trusted adviser to the largest UK and global public companies and acts for more FTSE companies than any other law firm, by some margin.

Global challenge; world-class response: Slaughter and May has an extensive international practice, assisting clients on business-critical, cross-border matters, providing legal advice that genuinely reflects what ‘global’ means for its clients. The firm sets itself apart from the market as it is not constrained by formal alliances or having to cross-sell fixed networks. Clients benefit from working with the best person for the job – no matter where in the world. The firm has developed extensive and meaningful relationships with like-minded experts in their own jurisdictions who have a depth of understanding that cannot be replicated, but can be shared.

Offices in London, Brussels, Hong Kong and Beijing, combined with its relationships with market-leading firms around the world, allow Slaughter and May to deliver a world-class response to its clients’ challenges.

Recruitment: There are approximately 75-80 vacancies for trainee solicitors per year. In addition, work experience placements are available at Easter and during the summer for penultimate year undergraduates considering a career in law. The firm also runs 2-day Winter Workshops in December for law and non-law finalists and graduates, and Open Days at Easter for first year law students. Applications should be made using the online form which can be accessed via the website (www.slaughterandmay.com). Further information is available on the careers section of the firm’s website.

Other offices: Beijing, Brussels, Hong Kong

Number of UK partners 100

Number of other UK fee-earners 563

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