You are not a type

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Bringing great minds together

There’s never been an Addleshaw Goddard type. Our success has been built by people from the widest range of backgrounds, locations and perspectives. Individual personality and spirit have underpinned our growth and shaped our identity as a firm. Today, our commitment to people’s uniqueness still defines our future.

We believe that the difference between a good lawyer and an outstanding one is character.

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WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

We accept applications from graduates or undergraduates of any discipline, who’ve achieved at least a 2.1 degree (excluding General Studies).

PERSONAL QUALITIES & EXPERIENCE

A good lawyer is much more than an academic record. We’re looking for people with energy and commitment, who can communicate well and become future leaders of our firm.

With that in mind, we will be looking at the following areas of all applications:

WORK EXPERIENCE

This need not be legal work experience, but some commercial exposure may help your application. You should be fired up by the prospect of working in a business-focused environment.

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COMMERCIALITY

We’re business advisors, not just legal advisors. Therefore we encourage you to develop your commercial awareness by taking a keen interest in current affairs, reading the trade press and researching topical issues which affect the legal sector and our clients.

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EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITY

It should go without saying, but having a range of interests outside work may help your application.

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RESEARCH INTO THE ROLE OF SOLICITORS/THE LEGAL PROFESSIONAL

You’ll need to demonstrate a strong career-driven focus and be able to convince us that you’ve made a specific and informed choice when deciding to apply to us.

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TEAMWORKING

We’re looking for people from a range of backgrounds who can effortlessly integrate with a team, and can adapt to a variety of challenging and complex situations.

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WHAT WE’RE COMMITTED TO

Addleshaw Goddard encourages and values diversity. We partner with Bright Network in an effort to attract students from a variety of backgrounds. These include, but are not limited to, state educated, BAME, female and first generation students.

We also support Urban Lawyers, an organisation aiming to increase access to the profession within the BAME community.

We have worked with BPP for a number of years on their Legal Access Scheme. The scheme enables access to the profession to those from non-conventional backgrounds. Placements are offered in all our English offices and candidates who perform well are given the option of applying for a training contract with us at the end of the process.

In addition to the above, we work closely with our own Diversity & Inclusion team to support a number of other initiatives.

 

“It’s really inspiring working with a group of dynamic people who are not only at the top of their game but are great fun too. It’s good to feel like I’m learning from the best.”

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