As an intern, you will be given a level of responsibility that will require you to develop judgment, advocacy skills and the ability to read and apply the law independently. You may be exposed to a broad mix of work, from contentious to non-contentious and from transactional to non-transactional. You will work day-to-day alongside senior colleagues, who will supervise your work and ensure that you build a strong foundation for a successful legal career.
Who We Are Looking For
We continuously look for talented, ambitious and creative people. We value intelligence, integrity, ambition and commitment - a commitment not only to excellence in service to clients but also a commitment to a long term career with us. If you have outstanding academic credentials and possess the above characteristics, we cordially invite you to apply.
How to Apply
We host Vacation Schemes both in the summer and winter.
Stage 1: Online application for our Vacation Scheme
At this stage, we simply want to know about more about you.
You will be asked to provide details about (i) your education, (ii) your qualifications, and (iii) any relevant work experience that you may have. You will also have the opportunity to record a short optional video to introduce yourself. The video will give you the chance to give us a better idea of who you are in a way that cannot necessarily be communicated through formal qualifications.
Stage 2: First Interview
During the first interview, we aim to get to know each other. We may ask about your skills, capabilities and experience as well as your interests and personal history. The process is more informal. We use this opportunity to learn more about you and to present our firm to you.
Stage 3: Second Interview
We invite a select group of candidates from the first interview to attend a second interview. This process is more formal. We assess your skills and capabilities using a mix of technical, situational and behavioural questions.
Stage 4: Hiring Decision
We aim to make Vacation Scheme offers within three weeks of the second interview.
Stage 5: Vacation Scheme
Vacation Schemes typically last 1 month. During this time, you will have the opportunity to take on real responsibility on active client files under direct supervision and guidance. We use the Vacation Schemes as a critical means to assess whether we believe you would fit the firm in terms of culture, technical ability, ability to communicate, attention to detail and work ethic. We offer training contracts to a select group of interns.
Application Closing Dates:
Winter 2018 Vacation Scheme - applications to be lodged no later than August 31, 2017
Summer 2018 Vacation Scheme - applications to be lodged no later than January 31, 2018