We’re a law firm for the game changers; the smart thinkers; the groundbreakers. As a Top 20 law firm, we act as the legal advisors to the biggest names in revolutionary industries. We partner with start-up clients as they change the way we see the world. And we support you, to be one of tomorrow’s brightest lawyers. We’re Taylor Wessing, and we’re trailblazing. We think it’s time you joined us.

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At Taylor Wessing, we focus on the four core sectors changing the face of tomorrow: technology, media and communications, life sciences and healthcare, private wealth, and real estate, infrastructure and energy.

International in our reach, we have over 2,000 employees in 17 jurisdictions across Europe, Asia and the Middle East. We work at the edge of tomorrow’s industries, and we do it across the globe, from London to Silicon Valley.

Our innovative, modern approach is what defines us. Our clients range from promising new start-ups to multinational leaders of industry, with a client base that includes 60% of the world’s top 50 brands. In every case, we provide specialised legal advice, backed by a fine-tuned commercial intelligence.

That’s the spark and commitment we need in our graduates. We look for the kind of intelligence that puts us ahead of the curve, so that we can work with clients at the peak of innovation.

We are Taylor Wessing… 

Taylor Wessing looks for trailblazing graduates - smart thinkers and groundbreakers, who'll become the top legal minds of tomorrow's biggest industries. What we've created isn't just any corporate video – we've crafted something that will tell a story of openness, collaboration and opportunity within our law firm. Welcome to Taylor Wessing.  

What we're looking for

Far reaching High flying – Academic ability is a must, and we look for a minimum ABB at A Level (or equivalent), and at least a 2:1 in any degree discipline. We appreciate due to personal circumstances you may not meet the ABB requirement, so please reach out to one of the team to discuss your application.
Commercial thinking At Taylor Wessing, we’re defined by the specialist support we offer to tomorrow’s industries. To help us do that, you’ll have to demonstrate an in depth knowledge of how business works, and how to apply it in real life.
Team working From working with trainees and associates, to working in partnership with clients, communication and team work will be at the heart of your role at Taylor Wessing. So, you’ll have to have great negotiation skills, and be able to give a clear explanation of complex issues. More than that, we'll expect you to be kind of person who can work collaboratively supporting and advising your colleagues as best you can.
Fast adapting With our focus on tomorrow’s industries, you’ll be working in sectors where the law is still brand new, and very much in flux. With precedents still being set – not to mention being regularly overturned – you’ll have to be able to adapt quickly to new situations.
Hard working You’ll work with exciting clients in incredible industries, but it’s going to be hard work. We’ll support you all the way, but you’ll have to be focused, committed, and ready to stay motivated, even in the face of complex and challenging legal issues.
Outgoing We’re a friendly, approachable firm, and we’re looking for graduates with spark and warmth, who’ll contribute to the diverse culture of our staff.
Forward planning Working with a variety of pressing cases and client demands, you’ll have to have great time management skills, and be able to plan ahead for any contingency.
Background reading

Whether you’re a law student or a non-law student, we want to know that you’ve read as much as you can about a career in law and, about our firm specifically. We want to see that you’ve given a lot of thought as to why you want to work for us, so that you can tell us why we’re the right firm for you.

We are proud to be using Rare Recruitment's Contextual Recruitment System (CRS) which allows us to consider your achievements in the context in which they were gained. We understand that not all candidate’s achievements look the same on paper – and we want to recruit the best people, from every background.

We are also a disability-confident organisation. We ensure all candidates are supported and able to perform at their best throughout our assessment process. If you require support for any reason including if this relates to a disability or health condition, please do let us know.

Why choose us?

Choose a firm working in trailblazing sectors

We’re the firm for the graduate who chases tomorrow, and the student who’s ahead of the curve. Music streamers. Avid gamers. Green supporters. Taylor Wessing lead the field in areas you already build your life around. So with us, you’ll build a career that combines your passion with your legal intelligence, to support the industries that will change our world.

Choose a firm with a far reaching international presence

We have +2,000 employees, including +300 partners, in 29 offices across Europe, Asia and the Middle East. We’re constantly working to make sure we’re well placed for tomorrow’s industries, with offices from London TechCity to Silicon Valley.

Choose a firm with door opening support and benefits:

At Taylor Wessing, we’re renowned for the support we provide to clients, and we’re equally proud of the support we offer to our trainee solicitors. With your drive and our phenomenal support package, you’ll open doors to become one of the brightest lawyers in your field. During your training contract, you’ll be eligible for our benefits.

We want to support talent from the outset, so we’ll also offer you support as you transition from university.

  • We pay for upcoming tuition fees for the PGDL and SQE (to be studied at University of London; our chosen law school provider). During this period, we’ll also supply you with a £10,000 pa maintenance grant.
  • During your years at law school, you’ll be invited to regular Taylor Wessing social events, where you can meet and chat with current trainee solicitors.
  • Our Early Talent team will maintain regular contact with you from the application stage onwards, so that you’re well-supported and connected, from law school right through to the start of your training contract.
  • When you begin your training contract, you’ll be matched with a buddy – a former trainee solicitor from your practice area – who’ll introduce you to colleagues and help you settle in.

Social and sporting events also ensure you’ll be surrounded by new friends at the firm from the outset.

Choose a firm with the right location for you

We offer approximately up to 25 training contracts each year and we are pleased to announce that we are now recruiting for two trainee solicitors to join our Cambridge Office from September 2023, in addition to the Trainee Solicitors we recruit into London. Regardless of whether you are based in London or Cambridge, we will provide you with all the training and experience to help you succeed.


How to apply

Our summer vacation scheme is the only route to be considered for a training contract.

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Steps and shadows

Are you tomorrow's talent?

Tomorrow’s Talent is a popular two-week work shadowing scheme for students aged 16-19 from less socially mobile backgrounds.

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Inclusion and diversity

Talent knows no distinction

We want to recruit the best people, so we’re working to ensure talented students and graduates from every background can access opportunities with us.

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Graduate recruitment team

Our graduate recruitment team is dedicated to ensuring a smooth and efficient recruitment process for all our graduates. If you have any questions about the summer vacation scheme or becoming a graduate at Taylor Wessing, please contact a member of the team or email us.