Legal Operations Training Programme

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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 that of a client.

For example, you might be seconded for 1 day a week to a practice group to see first-hand how lawyers capture and share knowledge among their teams. As part of our legal technology rotation, you might be seconded to the Technology department to experience enterprise wide projects as opposed to practice specific legal tech. Last but not least, during your innovation rotation you may 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?

At the start of the programme you will be immersed in the world of legal operations through our 4 week long Legal Operations 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 back 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 you understand the Legal Operations context.

But, the training doesn’t just stop there. You will receive technical training on the job 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.

How do I apply?

In order to apply you will need to fill in an application form on our careers site before 6th March 2022. The application will consist of:

  • your personal details (so we can contact you to advise you of the outcome of your application and, if you progress, administer the rest of the recruitment process);
  • confirmation of your academic achievements;
  • details of any relevant work experience, if you have it;
  • a written answer to two questions, which we hope will help to establish your motivation for applying, as well as providing opportunity to showcase your creativity and writing skills; and
  • a written answer to an analytical problem.

Once we receive your application it will be screened by HR and the heads of the various legal operations teams. Shortlisted applicants will be asked to complete a series of short skills tests assessing your Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel abilities.

If successful, you will be invited to a half-day assessment centre.

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.