As one of the world’s most prestigious law firms, Linklaters is the place where graduates can make the most of their talents. Amongst a team of exceptional lawyers, a network of international offices and through unparalleled training and development opportunities, people can truly live their ambitions.
Linklaters helps its trainees achieve their ambitions by providing an outstanding environment in which to succeed.
For students on our China-London training contract that starts with our bespoke Legal Practice Course at the University of Law in Moorgate. The firm will pay for the course fees and even provide a maintenance grant of £7,000 during your time on the course.
Once the initial training is complete you will start working on client matters through four six-month seats which will take place in London as well as Beijing, Hong Kong or Shanghai (two seats will be in London and two in the China offices). Each seat not only builds skills and experience in a particular area, but with ongoing training, feedback and support, it develops the professional and commercial skills every successful lawyer needs.
Upon qualification you will have the opportunity to commence your career as an Associate in Beijing, Hong Kong or Shanghai.
As Linklaters believes in continuous learning, the unique Law and Business School delivers the tools, knowledge and confidence our lawyers need throughout their careers.
What’s more, with complex and high-profile deals across our global network of 29 offices and beyond, international opportunities and great rewards, Linklaters offers you broad and rich experiences on a global scale.
Who we are looking for?
We are looking for native-level Mandarin-speaking students with a good command of English, who are currently undertaking an undergraduate Law degree or the LLM programme or the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) at a UK university. The programme is open to globally-minded people who want to experience life in London before returning to China.
We look for commercial awareness, intelligence, time management skills, enthusiasm, team work, drive and ambition.
For more information regarding events being held on campus or to apply for China-London training contracts starting in 2018 or 2019 please visit our apply page below.