Legal Operations Training Programme


To find out more about our new graduate scheme launching in September 2024, visit Business Services Academy.

The Legal Operations Training Programme is our graduate scheme designed to recruit talented individuals into our Legal Operations teams.

Our Legal Operations teams are involved in a wide range of projects from legal project management, business intelligence and pricing, legal tech, innovation, knowledge management and more. Over a two year period you will work with almost all of our talented team members across these disciplines as you conduct a minimum of 4 rotations. 

What are the rotations?

You will conduct a minimum of 4 rotations in the following disciplines:

  • Legal Project Management – incorporating best practice and enhancing client service delivery
  • Business Intelligence and Pricing – providing data, analysis and insight to support commercial decisions
  • Legal Technology* – finding solutions that fix real problems faced by our lawyers and clients
  • Innovation* – rethinking the way in which we deliver legal services
  • Knowledge* – a fundamental component of any legal business

*In addition to these rotations you will have the opportunity to go on secondment either within our business or to the legal operations function of a client.

For example, you might be seconded to other teams across Business Services, such as Responsible Business or our Technology department to experience other firm wide projects. Last but not least, during your innovation rotation you may also have the opportunity to work in the legal operations team of a client to see the work we do from the client’s perspective.

What training will I receive?

Training Course that has been developed with the University of Law and Positive Pricing. As part of this course you will be equipped with the basic concepts and skills needed to succeed as a legal operations professional. But, the Legal Operations Training Course doesn’t stop there. Over the remaining two years you will meet with other members of the cohort working at different City firms to share experiences and network.

The course will prepare you for the nature of the legal practice the firm conducts and the markets in which we and our clients operate, so that you can understand Legal Operations in context.

In addition to the course you will receive on the job technical training and we have created a learning and development plan that will continue to cultivate your professional skills throughout your two years with us. This includes a dedicated mentor and coach to help you thrive.

Who are we looking for?

In order to qualify for this programme you must be a graduate or final year university student with three good A levels (or equivalent) and a 2:1 degree (or equivalent work experience). We are also looking for the following skills:

  • strong oral and written communication skills
  • commercial awareness
  • basic financial acumen
  • basic project management
  • awareness of the importance of data analytics
  • Excel skills
  • an ability to build relationships and engage with individuals at various levels of seniority
  • an ability to develop consulting and influencing skills and an awareness of how to make change happen
  • an ability to simplify complex concepts to make information readily accessible
  • an ability to work with mixed teams of people
  • an awareness of technologies in operation in law firms and an ability to rapidly pick up and work with technology
  • an awareness of major IT developments impacting the business environment.

We will consider all qualifying applicants, irrespective of their chosen degree discipline, and we are open to more experienced graduates as well as those who have completed their course of study more recently.

The rationale for our flexibility regarding background is simply that we aim to employ those with the brightest minds, regardless of what or where they have studied. Background, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, religious beliefs and age are all irrelevant to our application process.

Most of all we are looking for enthusiastic, curious individuals to join our team!

How do I apply?

Applications are now closed.

How do I find out more?

To find out more, please read the Legal Operations Graduate Training Programme Brochure which provides more detail about the structure and content of the programme, who we are looking for and how we will invest in you once you join.