Qualified lawyers - Training and development

We provide our qualified lawyers with an excellent programme of legal and skills training. As well as group training, we offer individual tailored support and professional development guidance.

Legal training

We run a comprehensive programme of corporate and financing legal training and work closely with each practice area to ensure that the training on offer is relevant and cutting edge. The programme, which is complemented by our professional development intranet site, includes:

  • presentations
  • facilitated case studies
  • interactive discussions
  • workshops
  • round tables
  • visits from industry experts

Courses for junior associates are led by partners and cover a wide variety of transactions including takeovers, debt capital markets and asset management. These sessions support our multi-specialist approach and equip our associates to provide excellent advice.

We also run a firmwide programme of weekly seminars which focuses on areas of topical interest relevant to our practice including: new legislation; recent global market developments; and high-profile transactions. Clients and external experts, including barristers and academics, regularly lead sessions on their specialist areas.

Skills training

Our diverse skills training programme covers legal, business and finance, and practice management and people skills. These sessions ensure that our associates are well equipped to respond to clients’ needs and understand the factors that influence their business decisions.

We offer a leadership development programme for senior associates to provide them with the tools to become our future partners. The modular programme, delivered in conjunction with a leading business school, aims at developing and embedding skills and confidence in business development, client relationship management and leadership. 

We also provide regular language courses to associates wishing to improve their language skills.