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Trainee Solicitors (London)

Our Training Contract

Dorsey’s London office takes on two trainee solicitors every September. We look for trainees who can really add value to our team, which goes beyond billable hours. Our ideal candidates are academically excellent, proactive, team players, friendly, hardworking and capable of developing long-lasting and fruitful client relationships.

Each trainee will complete four six-month seats in the following practice areas: mergers & acquisitions, capital markets & banking, commercial litigation and real estate & intellectual property.

Trainee solicitors’ salaries are standard for, and increase in line with, the London market.

You can find a copy of our training contract brochure here


Applications for September 2024 training contracts will be accepted between 1 June 2023 and 31 July 2023. Please send a covering letter and CV to Stewart Worthy (, the Training Supervisor.

London Office Open Evening

Dorsey London’s 2022 Open Evening for prospective trainee solicitors will take place on 20 April 2022.

If you wish to learn more about Dorsey and its training contract you can get an inside view at our upcoming Open Evening taking place on Wednesday 20 April 2022. This will take place at our London office and consist of a presentation about Dorsey from the Training Principal followed by an informal Q&A session with trainees and associates. This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about the firm and its training contract in a relaxed and friendly environment.

The Open Evening will be held at 6pm on Wednesday 20 April 2022. To apply, please send your CV and answers to the below questions (in a separate document or in the cover email) to LondonOpenDay by Friday 8 April 2022. Successful applicants will be informed by Friday 15 April 2022.

Open Evening Application Questions:

  1. What aspects of being a commercial lawyer are most appealing to you? (200 words)
  2. What do you want to learn about Dorsey and its training contract from the Open Evening? (200 words)

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