Willkie is an elite international law firm of approximately 750 lawyers in 12 offices located in the United States and Europe. We provide innovative, integrated legal and business solutions to companies and individuals across a wide spectrum of business areas, countries and cultures.
Established in 1988, our London office provides English and US legal advice to UK, US and international market-leading public and private companies, investors and financial services institutions.
Our principal areas of work in London are: asset management (including financial services regulatory), business reorganisation and restructuring, compliance, investigations and enforcement, corporate and financial services (which includes private equity, M&A, finance and capital markets), competition and antitrust, corporate insurance, litigation and tax.
See Training Contract for more information.
Internships & Placements
See Vacation Scheme for more information.
Willkie do not offer apprenticeships.
School Leaver Programmes
Willkie do not offer school leaver programmes.
Salary & Benefits
Year one: £50,000
Year two: £55,000
Newly qualified: £120,000
For those who have accepted a training contract with us, we offer full sponsorship of both the GDL and LPC, which covers course fees in full and a £10,000 maintenance grant.
Our benefits include: 25 days’ annual leave, Cycle to Work scheme, employee assistance programme for employees and their families, employer pension contribution, eye test, health & well-being allowance, income protection, interest-free season ticket loan, life assurance, private dental insurance, private medical insurance and technology programme.
We hold a retreat every two years for all European lawyers. In 2019, this was held in Portugal over several days. Socially, in London the firm is very active, with monthly informal gatherings, Friday treats, an office-wide Easter Egg hunt, a summer and a Christmas party, plus an annual ski trip (contributory). Additionally, we have regular fund-raising events with our annual charities (chosen by our staff), which includes bake offs, a pub quiz, Tour de Law and the Square Mile Run. We also hold regular in-office yoga and a weekly tennis group.
We welcome applicants from all universities and degree disciplines. We are looking for consistently strong academic achievement, with a 2.1 at undergraduate level.
Willkie is proud to use Rare’s Contextual Recruitment System. Partnering with Rare means social mobility measures and educational data are embedded into our recruitment process. This means we will better understand your academic achievements.
How To Apply
Please apply via the job posting.