Our 2020/21 sponsors are listed below.

Purchase your membership promptly to avoid missing out on any events our sponsors are running with us.

Allen & Overy

Allen & Overy is one of the world's top law firms with expertise in banking & finance, M&A, litigation, funds, IP, and related business solutions.

https://www.aograduate.com/apply

Burges Salmon

Burges Salmon is an independent UK law firm with an enviable range of national and international clients. Joining their award-winning training programme, you’ll enjoy exposure to their high profile client list and friendly, collaborative culture as you gain quality experience across a broad range of legal practices.

https://www.burges-salmon.com/careers/trainee-solicitors/

CMS

CMS is a future facing, global law firm well equipped to help clients confront challenges and seize opportunities with confidence. CMS put the interests of clients at the heart of everything they do across their 70+ offices in 40+ countries in the UK, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and South America. With more than 1,000 partners and 4,500 lawyers, CMS work in cross-border teams to deliver top quality, practical advice no matter how complex the situation.

The firm is recognised for its sector excellence and focus in consumer products; energy; financial services; hotels & leisure, infrastructure & project finance; life sciences & healthcare; real estate; and technology, media & communications. Their legal expertise is therefore matched by real world, commercial understanding of the markets in which their clients operate.

As a future facing firm, they embrace technology and are committed to new ideas that challenge conventional ways of doing things if a better solution for clients can be found. Their aim is to anticipate and create sustainable and rewarding futures for their clients, people, and communities.

https://graduates.cms-cmno.com/our-programmes

Eversheds Sutherland 

Eversheds Sutherland is one of the world’s largest full-service law firms operating as one team, across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and North America. 

https://www.eversheds-sutherland.com/global/en/where/europe/uk/overview/careers/graduates/index.page?

Fusion Students

Here at Fusion Students, we make the place you live more than somewhere you eat, study and sleep. It’s a feeling. Whether it’s excited when you book, zen when you’re at our weekly yoga classes, or amused at one of our game nights. We believe success is much more than your degree. The home you choose not only affects your work, but your personal growth too. That’s why you need a family away from home, and to feel like you belong to something bigger.

https://www.fusionstudents.co.uk

Hugh James

Hugh James a UK top 100 and Wales' largest regional law firm. They have ambitious plans for growth with brand new offices in Cardiff's vibrant city centre.

https://www.hughjames.com/careers/graduate-trainee

Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins has more than 2,700 lawyers in offices across Europe, the US, the Middle East and Asia. Our non-hierarchical, collegiate management style and ambitious and entrepreneurial culture make Latham a unique place to work. Over 70% of the firm’s transactions involve five or more offices and the collaborative atmosphere is strengthened by the firm’s diversity.

https://www.lwcareers.com/en/offices/united-kingdom/london-graduate-opportunities/our-programmes.html

Simmons & Simmons

Every day, the world seems to spin faster. New regulations come from all directions. Globalisation opens endless opportunities. And technologies we hadn’t heard of just a few years ago are rewriting the rules of the game.  At Simmons, we spend a lot of time thinking about our changing world. It’s all part of our long-term strategy to transform the way we work, so we can deliver smarter solutions – to our people and our clients.  It means that when you join our firm, you’ll discover so much more than the practice of law. You’ll be part of an ambitious and future-facing team that’s determined to leave its mark.

Apply for a training contract in both London or Bristol, and you’ll spend two years discovering the innovation we’re known for. As well as moving through four six-month seats across our practice areas, you’ll also benefit from the Compass programme; our unique and progressive trainee skills academy that offers a combination of practical learning and online tools designed to support your journey through to qualification. 

Get right to the heart of life as a trainee lawyer on our vacation schemes: 

  • Winter (London): one week scheme aimed specifically at final year students and graduates of all disciplines. Applications open 01 October 2020.
  • Spring (London): two-day workshop for first year students of all disciplines, and penultimate year non-law students. Applications open 15 January 2021.
  • Summer (London): two-week scheme open to penultimate and final year students and graduates of all disciplines. Applications open 15 October 2020.
  • Summer (Bristol): two-week scheme open to penultimate year law students and final year students and graduates of all disciplines. Applications open 15 October 2020. 

http://graduates.simmons-simmons.com/

Slaughter and May

Slaughter and May is one of the most prestigious law firms in the world. We advise on high-profile and often landmark international transactions. Our excellent and varied client list ranges from governments to entrepreneurs, from retailers to entertainment companies and from conglomerates to Premier League football clubs. We take great store in drawing strength from diversity. With 147 different degree courses from 70 different universities and 45 nationalities represented among our lawyers, our culture is extremely broad.

https://www.slaughterandmay.com/careers/trainee-solicitors/apply/

Vantage

Vantage is a free online portal that connects you with some of the top legal employers in the country. Vantage allows these firms and chambers to headhunt specific students to offer them a number of unique and relevant opportunities, from insight days and events to training contract opportunities. It takes less than 10 minutes to complete a profile, and when a firm then contacts you through Vantage, you know they are genuinely interested in engaging with you. 

Vantage connects you with: 5 Stone Buildings, Ashurst, Baker McKenzie, Bird&Bird, Burges Salmon, Clifford Chance, Eversheds Sutherland, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Herbert Smith Freehills, Hogan Lovells, Lewis Silkin, Linklaters, Macfarlanes, Pinsent Masons, Slaughter and May, Travers Smith, Weil, and Willkie Farr & Gallagher. 

We also offer exclusive insights into our partner firms through our Wednesday Webinar series and Top Tips video series. Follow us on InstagramLinkedIn and Twitter to find out about these first. 

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