Hogan Lovells are one of the world's leading international business law firms with offices in the major financial and commercial centres across Asia, Europe, and the United States.
The range of work at Hogan Lovells is very broad. The firms' international strength across a wide range of practice areas gives them an exceptional reputation not only for corporate finance and dispute resolution, but also for other specialist areas including intellectual property, employment, EU/Competition, real estate and tax.
Hogan Lovells considers continuous training and development as a priority for those undertaking the LPC, trainees and qualified lawyers. As a trainee solicitor here, you will receive approximately 120 hours of formal training over the two year training contract. This will include the Professional Skills introductions to the specialist groups at Hogan Lovells. You will also participate in an extensive training programme which covers legal, business and technology skills.
Training & Support
We treat continuous training and development as a priority for those undertaking the LPC, trainees and qualified lawyers. As one of our trainee solicitors, you will receive approximately 120 hours of formal training over the two-year training contract. This will include the professional skills introductions to the specialist groups at Hogan Lovells. You will also benefit from the ongoing support of your team members — fellow trainees, lawyers and partners alike.
Our clients expect informed, effective legal and business advice from all our lawyers. As a trainee solicitor at Hogan Lovells you will participate in an extensive training programme which covers legal, business and technology skills. We are committed to providing you with the highest possible standard of training throughout your training contract and beyond, so you will develop into an accomplished legal and business adviser.
A formal mentoring system exists at Hogan Lovells. As a trainee solicitor you will be allocated a partner with whom you can discuss your career progress and any concerns or issues you have. We try to ensure, for the sake of independence, that you won't be working directly with your mentor partner. The mentor partners offer valuable insights and perspective as you meet new and often difficult challenges.
Each intake of trainees elects two of its members to the Trainee Solicitor Liaison Committee. They meet quarterly with the Trainee Development team to table ideas, offer feedback and voice any concerns about aspects of the training contract. They are also responsible for planning and promoting social events for trainees.
The working environment
Our working environment is defined by two elements: the ambience of the building and the personalities within it. Atlantic House was designed specifically for us, and as the guided tour will demonstrate, caters for the needs of all of our people.
A degree of balance is important in the workplace. Hogan Lovells, like any major law firm, is an exacting and challenging place to work. There is, however, time to enjoy the company of your colleagues. Our staff restaurant and coffee shop provide opportunities for catching up with friends during the working day; the in-house gym is there for you to unwind.
All second year trainees have the opportunity to apply to spend six months abroad. This is not compulsory and if you want to remain in London you can do so. We currently send trainees to Brussels, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Paris and Singapore. Currently about 32 trainees will go on either an international or client secondment at each seat change, so depending on the size of your intake, you have a good chance of a secondment or international placement.
Pay & Benefits
Hogan Lovells’ pay and benefits package is carefully designed and highly competitive.
Pay: Trainee solicitor salaries are currently: Year One: £37,000. Year Two: £42,000 Salaries are reviewed annually in May.
Core Benefits: 25 days annual holiday, Season ticket loan, Private Medical Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Assurance, Associate membership of London Trainee Solicitor’s Group, Group Income Protection
Additional Trainee Solicitor Benefits: We offer all trainee solicitors the option of taking £1,000 of their annual salary as an advance payment at the start of each year of training.
Lifestyle Benefits: In-house gym, Staff restaurant, Private GP service, Corporate rates at local dental practice, Chiropody Physiotherapy, Negotiated discounts at local retailers, Cycle to Work scheme, Dry cleaning collected from, and delivered to, the London office, Beauty therapy and massage.
Future Trainee Solicitor Benefits: (during LPC year) £500 for a First Class degree result (paid whilst at Law School), Interest-free season ticket loan (for London Underground and overground services), Lovells discount card offering discounts at providers local to the firm
Hogan Lovells recruits people who are as diverse and varied as the work we do.
Our clients are from many different international backgrounds, industries and cultures and our people reflect this. The qualities they all possess are strong intellect, drive and a high standard of professionalism.
We are looking for people whose combination of academic excellence and specialist knowledge will develop our business and take it forward. Although Lovells is one of the largest global firms, we work in small, hard-working, collegiate teams where everybody is committed to the future growth of the firm.
Results and qualifications
Hogan Lovells’ clients include some of the world's most prestigious and demanding high profile businesses. As a consequence of the high profile work we do we expect applicants to have achieved excellent academic results from GCSE (or equivalent) onwards. We expect candidates to be aiming to achieve, or have achieved, at least a good 2:1 (or the equivalent) consistently throughout their studies.
Applicants to Hogan Lovells need the right personal qualities as well as the right qualifications. You will be happy working in a team yet capable of, and used to, independent action. You will demonstrate ability and desire for lateral thinking and be capable of close attention to detail. Above all, you will have a single-minded ambition to succeed in a top law firm.