We're looking for a legal trainee (either practice trainee or relevant legal trainee). But first - a heads up: our firm isn't for everyone.
If you're content just working out of a physical office, poring over heaps of paper, faxing/mailing stuff, attending all-day meetings, or being told what to do when, then we ain't for you.
If, however, the world is your "office", and you're at the top of your game working both in a team and independently; if you believe that technology can change the law, and you work best without papers, on the Cloud, over Zoom, and on Slack. Then yes, we might be on to something.
We're on the hunt for a legal trainee, who'll work closely with our lawyers in predominantly contentious matters. The practice will include a mix of civil and commercial disputes, but will, at times, lean toward aspects of Internet and social-media law. Private-client work in criminal defence and matrimonial matters may surface periodically, as will general corporate and advisory work.
We're a small firm, but being small allows us to be unconventional in all the good ways. With us, you'll find no stuffy office or clunky files. We're big on tech: we work on documents off the Cloud, harness apps that connect us to colleagues and clients without needing to meet, and use platforms that keep administrative tasks seamless. Team huddles can mean jumping onto a Zoom or WhatsApp call, while your next brilliant legal argument or research finding might be shared and debated over Slack.
We understand that, apart from being lawyers, we are unique individuals with our personal interests and pursuits. Working smartly and efficiently with the help of tech enables us to respect the balance between work and life for our team members.
At the same time, we stand by traditional values that keep a law practice grounded, efficient, and reliable. We treat our clients and opponents with respect, uphold the integrity of the law, and represent those whom we serve with tenacity, and without fear or favour.
We want our team members to share our dream of building a forward-looking firm. Our ideal colleague should be comfortable working in a boutique practice (which means no big-law swank and glamour). The trainee should also be eager to learn, grow, and be immersed in all aspects of the firm's activities. Above all, we'll value someone who's sharp, diligent, personable, eager to learn, and who'll inspire trust and confidence from clients, colleagues, and peers alike.
In return, we'll do our utmost to offer a varied job experience, coaching, networking opportunities, and what we think is a very friendly work environment.
The bar is high, but excellence accepts no compromise! If you like what you've been reading, and have no qualms working with a small (but very specialised and niched) firm, we'd love to hear from you.
Drop us an email with your resume at [email protected] . Do also tell us, in your email and in less than 300 words, why you think we'll be a good match for each other. We look forward to hearing from you.