Clyde & Co has grown to become a
leading global law firm in our core sectors. With a headcount of
over 5,000 staff operating from over 60 offices and associated
offices across six continents, we offer a comprehensive range of
legal services and advice to businesses operating at the heart of
From developed to emerging markets, we aim
to support our clients by putting the power of our globally
integrated firm at their disposal with a range of seamless and
efficient services and the very best, commercially minded, legal advice.
We are committed to being a responsible
business which means taking responsibility for the impact we have on
the environment and seeking to reduce it as much and as quickly as
possible. It means taking responsibility for giving back and being a
positive contributor to the communities in which we operate. And it
means taking responsibility for fostering a truly diverse workforce
and an inclusive workplace so that all our people can flourish and
fulfil their highest potential, for the benefit of them, the firm
and our clients.
What is a training contract? A training contract is a two-year placement that is undertaken
by trainee solicitors after they complete their Diploma in
Professional Legal Practice (DPLP)/PEAT1). Trainees will spend
two years working at the firm to obtain their PEAT2, overseen by
Senior Solicitors at the firm.
The traineeship is part of the Law Society of Scotland's
Professional Education and Training (PEAT) programme: • PEAT 1:
Diploma in Professional Legal Practice • PEAT 2:
Traineeship The traineeship sees you complete your training
within the workplace working under the supervision of a
Scottish-qualified solicitor. During your two years as a trainee you
will be required to fulfill certain obligations in order to
demonstrate you are competent and ready to qualify as a solicitor.
What does the job involve? As a trainee lawyer, you can expect tasks to be very varied.
To keep things simple, here are a list of tasks that you can expect
to encounter during your time at Clyde & Co:
Drafting legal reports and advice
Drafting documents as part of the
litigation process, including witness statements and court pleadings
Communicating and meeting with clients
Attending court hearings and proofs,
taking notes where necessary
Undertaking court advocacy
Lodging and serving documentation at
court and on the other side
Preparing documents for proof
Examples of trainee duties and responsibilities
Assisting case-handlers with active files
Handling own case load of lower value or
more simple cases
Upholding the firm's reputation at
Developing legal knowledge by attending
both internal and external training sessions
Managing workload as well as getting
involved in pro bono
We are currently recruiting a graduate,
who will have already completed their DPLP/PEAT1 and have received
all results to work within Clyde & Co's Edinburgh office.
This position is for our 2023 cohort 2:1 degree in any
discipline AAB A-Level or Highers (Mitigating circumstances
will be taken into consideration)
We use RARE a contextualised recruitment system to ensure
fairness and equality and review applications holistically.
Strengths Based Assessment
During our process we are assessing candidates based on the
strengths that will deliver success in a role. This is great for
the individual, doing work they love, and great for the employer,
having team members who love what they do.
What we offer We offer a first-year salary of £22,500 , a second-year salary
of 24,500 and a post qualification salary from £40,000.
We provided sponsorship including: - PEAT 1 - Diploma in
Professional Legal Practice (DPLP) fees - £3,000 maintenance grant
We also provide great benefits including the following:
Maternity and paternity pay
Season ticket loan
Cycle to work scheme
Fitness and Wellbeing benefit
We'll make sure you have plenty of support
throughout your programme - alongside having support from your
dedicated supervisor, University of Law skills coach and tutor, you
will also have regular one to one session with the early careers
team and will be allocated a mentor from one of our newly qualified
lawyers, enabling you to get peer-to-peer support and guidance. You
can also look forward to a tailored induction programme and on-going
internal training designed to ensure you have the skills, knowledge,
and commercial acumen you need to become a well-rounded solicitor.
Complete an online application
Digital simulation - consisting of situational assessment &
In-person assessment centre
Offers and feedback
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Please note: You should only apply to one programme per