Hogan Lovells International LLPHogan Lovells International LLP
If you’re looking at a lot of career websites, you may feel that many look and sound the same. So in preparing our site, we asked our people to tell us what they thought made us stand out. Their answer? Our dynamic.
There’s a sense of trust that runs through the firm. A desire to share knowledge and work collaboratively. An emphasis on building deep relationships with clients and with each other. We are an international law firm that feels, to the people who work here, more like a community – one, most importantly, where you can always be yourself. Throughout this site, we’ll try to show you how.
There are many ways to experience our firm. Whether you join us on an insight event, vacation scheme or training contract, or as a campus ambassador, you'll get an insider's view of life as a city lawyer.
Our lawyers are known for being practical, commercial and relationship-driven. They’ve made us a true business partner to our clients while building our reputation as a bold, distinctive law firm. Our two-year training contract will help you develop the same set of skills.
The structure – four six-month ‘seats’ rather than six – means you experience four different areas of law fully, gain a broad legal perspective and get a good idea of the field that inspires you most. Two of your seats will be in our corporate and finance groups, and another in one of our litigation teams. You’ll also have the chance to complete a secondment to one of our international offices or the in-house legal team of a major client.
Up to 60 trainee solicitors join us each year. Around half of them have taken part in one of our vacation schemes. These schemes are the perfect launch pad for a legal career. Working alongside partners, associates and trainees, you’ll spend up to three weeks supporting client work in key practice areas like corporate, finance and litigation. You’ll draft documents, go to meetings, do legal research and, where possible, attend court. It’s invaluable hands-on learning that’s reinforced by tailored workshops, discussions, case studies, work shadowing, social events and more.
- Name: Amma Boakye
- Role: Associate
- Joined: February 2014
- University: University of Cambridge
- Degree: Law
"My advice to future applicants is to spend time researching the firm to work out its distinguishing features. A great way to see if a firm is a good fit for you is to speak as many people at the firm as possible; as you will be spending a lot of time with your colleagues, it's important to feel comfortable!"
"Hogan Lovells’ lawyers are ambitious, conscientious and bright. The firm is committed to excellence and we are actively encouraged to get involved in matters that interest us most. What sets Hogan Lovells apart for me, however, is the culture. Not only is everyone in the firm incredibly warm and friendly but the firm also ensures that every member of staff is valued for their contribution, no matter how junior. These qualities make coming to work really enjoyable and explain why many choose to spend their entire careers here."
Training & Profiles
Our two-year training contract is rich, bespoke and supportive. It will be a springboard for your career. Open to law and non-law graduates alike, it's packed with work that broadens your outlook and experiences that boost your confidence and credibility. Start exploring now.
We review applications on a rolling basis, so don’t wait until the deadline to get your application to us.
Please apply to the latest Hogan Lovells opportunities on graduatejobs.com.
What makes a Hogan Lovells lawyer?
People you can't put into a box
We're as diverse as the work we do. Which is the way we like it. People from all sorts of backgrounds, and with many different opinions and experiences, help us look at the issues from every angle. That ultimately leads to better results for clients.
Yet we all have a lot in common. We're smart, collaborative, determined and always approachable (so you should have no problem getting a partner to buy you a coffee when you want to chat things through).
This is where you can find out if you have what it takes to play your part in our high-profile cases, and hear from some of the outstanding people who make us stand out as a firm.
What do you look for?
Not even an average case at Hogan Lovells is average. Some of the world's biggest and toughest legal assignments regularly land on our desks. When they do, what does it take to handle them? Here are the essentials:
An international outlook