We are a premium international law firm with an exceptional breadth of services. Our reputation for outstanding quality is built upon long-term relationship investment and a deep understanding of client markets. This, together with our high-calibre expertise, straight-talking advice and collaborative team culture, means we are here for our clients, whenever and however they need us; from everyday queries to high-value strategic advice, we are proud of the consistently excellent, relevant and focussed service our people provide.
We are also proud to be an FT Innovative Lawyers Award winner, which recognises our pioneering approach to legal services. We call it our Intelligent Delivery approach, because it brings more efficiency, and more value, to our clients.
All professions need to change with the times. And we always consider what this means for the lawyers of tomorrow. We are constantly working on innovative ways for our staff to learn, develop and train.
Join us, and wherever you are based, you will work side-by-side with blue chip clients in a supportive-yet-challenging environment. This is a structured training programme, and it is designed with your future success in mind.
We have a broad client portfolio, which is testament to the strength and expertise of our people. It includes financial institutions, public sector bodies, successful businesses and private individuals.
We are a leading advisor to FTSE 100 companies and a market leader across:
- corporate, commercial, finance and project, real estate and litigation business divisions;
- specialist fields such as private capital;
- energy, financial services, health and life sciences, real estate, retail and consumer, and transport sectors.
Internships & Placements
We offer week-long Easter work placements in Edinburgh and London, and two-week summer work placements in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, London and Manchester. And because everyone is an individual, we make sure each placement is a valuable experience for each individual student.
While you are here, you will get to know the everyday life of an Addleshaw Goddard trainee. You will be allocated a department to sit in and, if you are part of the summer scheme, will swap into a new department in your second week. You will be supervised by an experienced solicitor, who will welcome you to the department and allocate work. A trainee buddy will be on hand to help throughout your placement.
This is a scheme as unique as you are. As well as informative sessions, group exercises, assessed work and plenty of time at your desk, you will attend social events with a range of people across the office. It’s a real chance to get to know our people and our culture. We offer training contracts to successful placement scheme students, so we’d encourage you to apply.
Vacation scheme applications open: 1 October 2020
Vacation scheme 2020 deadline: 5 January 2021
There are no apprenticeships offered by Addleshaw Goddard.
School Leaver Programmes
Salary & Benefits
First year salary
£40,000 (London); £27,500 (Leeds and Manchester); £23,500 (Scotland)Second year salary
£43,000 (London); £29,500 (Leeds and Manchester); £26,000 (Scotland)Post qualification salary
£75,000 (London); £45,000 (Leeds and Manchester); £42,000 (Scotland)
GDL and LPC fees are paid, plus a maintenance grant.
We provide all trainees with a substantial and competitive range of benefits. These include:
- Dental cover
- Gym allowance
- Season ticket loan
- Interest free loan
- Bonus scheme
- Group pension membership with matched contributions at 3-5%
- Life assurance
- Permanent health insurance
- Private medical insurance
- Employee assistance programme
- Sabbatical leave and flexible working
- Critical illness insurance cover
- Childcare vouchers
- Sell holiday scheme. Once you’re qualified you can also buy up to five days’ extra holiday a year, increasing your annual holiday entitlement from 25 to 30 days.
We require a 2.1 honours degree (or equivalent). But what will really open doors to an outstanding career here is the real you. At Addleshaw Goddard, we’re looking for original minds and collaborative spirits alongside motivation, drive and commercial awareness. We’re constantly delighted by the diverse backgrounds of our best lawyers, and we’re open to law and non-law graduates alike, as well as those looking to change career.
How To Apply
To apply, please visit our website.
Training contract applications open: 1 April 2020
Training contract deadline, 2022 start: 31 July 2020
Vacation scheme applications open: 1 October 2019
Vacation scheme 2020 deadline: 5 January 2020
- Career Envy Saul Gindill: Trainee at Addleshaw Goddard