Addleshaw Goddard LLP - True Picture

AG can give its trainees the best of both worlds: the intimate, friendly feel that stems from its regional roots alongside an international network that handles top-quality commercial matters.   

Addleshaw Goddard training contract review 2022

The Firm 



You don’t have to be addled by the sheer number of firms out there if what you are looking for is a national outfit with some serious commercial clout: Addleshaw Goddard should be a prime contender on your list. From humble roots in Leeds (which date back to 1775), it has grown into one of the UK’s most prominent firms via a selection of key mergers over the past 20-odd years. Today the firm has offices in Leeds, Manchester, London, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen. It set its sights on major overseas expansion in 2012, when it opened bases in Singapore, Dubai, Hong Kong, Oman and Qatar. Additional European offices can be found in Paris and Hamburg. 

With all these homes, it's no surprise that AG is regularly praised in Chambers UK for its real estate expertise. But that’s just one part of the picture here: AG picks up a whopping 93 rankings in Chambers UK, so while we can’t list every area of strength, we can let you know that the firm is a top-ranked national leader outside of London in nine commercial areas covering banking & finance, construction, corporate/M&A, employment, IT, IP, litigation, real estate litigation and restructuring. Other UK-wide strengths include capital markets, retail, transport(rail), public procurement and consumer finance.

At the time of our calls, most of AG’s trainee cohort (37) were based in the London office, while there were 30 in Manchester, 30 in Leeds, 22 split between Edinburgh and Glasgow, and two in Aberdeen. For our sources, “the high-quality work and FTSE 100 clients”were important factors when they decided to apply to AG. Beyond a premier client base, the chance to go on an international secondment also stood out as a primary driver among our interviews. These considerations led one trainee to suggest that “AG has the qualities of a magic circle firm without the intense environment – everyone here is super friendly and works really hard."

The Seats 



The firm previously used an algorithm to assign seats but has since adopted an internal system in its place. Trainees now submit four preferences, with second-years typically given priority. Litigation is the only compulsory seat, in line with SRA requirements. Trainees can typically nab an overseas seat in their second year. Potential destinations include Qatar, Hong Kong, Oman, Hamburg and Singapore.Client secondments tend to be more common; previous trainees have completed stints at Asda and British Airways.

“I’ve enjoyed the fast-paced nature of the work, especially working with some of the biggest banks in the city. It was really exciting!”

AG represents over 800 real estate businesses and investors, according to its website. The real estate department is a significant one for the firm, and clients here include British Land, Aberdeen Standard Investments, Marks & Spencer, and WeWork. The firm’s London team has been busy representing a Kuwait-based investment client, KAMCO, as it acquired three office buildings across the capital, Glasgow and Bristol for £60 million. Sources mentioned the firm’s strong relationships with “big institutional clients like pension funds, property developers, and property management companies.” They’d also encountered real estate finance work during their time here, which could be on the lender or the borrower side. One source told us that they’d had “a lot of responsibility on bigger acquisitions: I’ve been running and reporting on all the due diligence processes, raising any red flags with certain properties, dealing with auction sales, drafting leases and negotiating documents – everything that you’d expect to do as an NQ!”On the strictly finance side, an interviewee noted how much they’d “enjoyed the fast-paced nature of the work, especially working with some of the biggest banks in the City. It was really exciting!”

The firm’s corporate lawyers deal with M&A matters, IPOs, private equity work and finance transactions. “For a lot of trainees, the bread and butter is M&A work,”a source recalled, adding: “You start off with the admin side to get to grips with updating lists and document trackers, then you take on more complex things like drafting ancillary documents and leading client calls.”Another trainee told us that they had “helped out with due diligence reports and the completion process to ensure all the documents were in order. I also did a bit of research on potential clients to help with business development.” In Manchester, clients include JD Sports, BT and Boohoo, while in London the team recently advised Entain on an £8 billion takeover approach from its US joint venture partner MGM Resorts. Key sectors here include financial services, retail and energy.

“...everything from filing claims to preparing witness statements and reviewing disclosure documents.”

AG’s litigation division covers commercial, banking and real estate disputes, as well as international arbitration matters. On the commercial side, clients include BP, GSK and Diageo; a recent dispute that hit the headlines involved representing Carphone Warehouse as it sued Telefónica (O2) for allegedly breaching certain marketing obligations that the network had. The firms also acted for the company HS2 in relation to a challenge to its procurement of a construction partner for the design and delivery of Old Oak Common railway station. Those who’d focused on real estate disputes told us that they’d done “everything from filing claims to preparing witness statements and reviewing disclosure documents.”Banking and finance disputes, meanwhile, gave a source the opportunity to “sit in on a trial and get first-hand experience speaking with QCs and barristers – it was very hands-on.”They added that “the team is super friendly and inclusive, so a strong qualification contender!”

The infrastructure, projects and energy(IPE) team work for clients like the Department for Transport, InfraRed Capital Partners, Luton Airport and several NHS Foundation Trusts. Lawyers here have recently been advising Scotland Gas Networks on a £27.5 million project to supply hundreds of homes in Fife with ‘green’ hydrogen energy that is powered by an off-shore wind turbine. The project will test the feasibility of hydrogen energy networks. We heard that the work depends on where trainees are located: in Leeds and Manchester, for example, there’s a lot of transport work up for grabs, while in the Scottish offices there’s more renewable energy-oriented matters. One matter involved “working on the sale of a wind farm, so I was putting together the due diligence documents for the prospective buyers and dealing with the disclosure element by running through warranties. It’s meaningful work – you're not doing admin in the background.” A trainee working on the infrastructure side of the team noted that “the documents are pretty complex and constantly changing,”which made for an interesting and intellectually rewarding seat. 

“It’s meaningful work – you're not doing admin in the background.”

Over in the financedepartment, sources said that they had mostly worked on the lender side. In Leeds, clients include HSBC, Aviva Investors and Santander, while in London the team represents CVC and Cordet Capital. The Manchester group recently advised the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority on the provision of a £34 million loan to keep Liverpool Airport stable during the COVID-19 recovery period. “As a trainee, you’re in charge of the conditions precedent checklist, which you manage until the deal completes,”one source said. “You’re also supporting fee earners, who will be drafting the chunkier facility agreements.” Deals move quickly here, “so you need to make sure you know the status of different elements and ensure things are ticked off.”There can be more responsibility on certain deals, as this interviewee explained: “You may get the opportunity to draft some securities documents. You get a decent level of work, as well as exposure to the clients and the other side.”Sectors represented here include energy, health, transport and retail.

Trainee Life 



“Addleshaw Goddard is a very friendly international law firm,”one trainee asserted, before adding that “the culture has a flatter hierarchy compared to other firms in the sense that senior people don’t separate themselves too much – there’s a strong sense that part of their job is to help us to do the work. You can walk up to a partner and say, ‘You’ve asked me to do x, do you mind talking me through it?’”This approach is evident across all levels at the firm, according to this interviewee: “If you look at the trainee pool, everybody wants to help each other out. People are friends, and it’s the same with the associates. The culture is AG’s bestseller.”This more “relaxed atmosphere”is also aided by a “dress for your day policy, which everyone appreciates!”

“The culture is AG’s bestseller.”

“They’re not looking for cookie cutter lawyers – they want diverse personalities,”another trainee reflected. On a diversity note, interviewees felt that AG hasn’t been resting on its laurels. One told us that “we’ve received firm-wide surveys regarding diversity, which is definitely a step in the right direction.”This trainee, meanwhile, highlighted that the firm’s diversity committees “really do have some influence on the firm and those who steer the business. They're trying to make the firm more diverse but this hasn't yet been reflected in the senior level.”However, sources appeared satisfied that AG was making “great strides to be more diverse”and noted that “they are in the process of rolling out D&I training. They’ve already implemented a number of key changes to their grad recruitment practices, which puts them ahead of other firms.” We did hear about the AG BAME Sponsorship Programme, whichhosts events to attract, retain and develop BAME talent at the firm.

The working hours at AG are variable depending on the department. Litigation, for example, could give you a steady 9am until 7pm schedule, but over in corporate it can be a case of 9.30am until “anybody’s guess! There have been times when I’ve finished at 4pm and times when I’ve worked through the night. I felt supported though: I wasn’t working on my own and the floor was full!” This wasn’t everyone’s experience, however, with other interviewees telling us that they could “count on one hand the number of times I’ve had to work past 11pm in the last year.” Another trainee told us that long hours in corporate are “expected, but people always do say thank you and the team looks after you.”We heard mixed opinions on the salary at AG, with a source in Manchester declaring that it could “always be more”to match higher-paying firms in the city, while another was very content with what they got: “I’m still a trainee and learning, so I’m happy with the compensation and benefits package.” Moreover, since our interviews took place, the firm has raised the salaries of all its trainees across the country. Trainees in Manchester and Leeds are now paid £50,000 upon qualification, bringing AG in line with other top firms in the area.

Trainees were pretty happy with the firm's qualification process. When the time rolls around, NQ job lists are released and trainees are then able to submit up to four positions in any one of the firm's offices. One interviewee appreciated that “the firm provides application templates and everything! We also print off PDF copies of our end of seat reviews and any other feedback we’ve received.” Most our insiders had chatted to the departments they were interested in so, overall, were quietly confident that they would get the positions that they wanted. In 2021, AG retained 50 of 58 qualifiers.

And finally...

Addleshaw Goddard has an active pro bono programme; trainees can get involved with charities work and supervising students. Up in Manchester, the firm runs the Manchester Business Law Café in partnership with the Metropolitan University.

How to get an Addleshaw Goddard training contract



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Vacation scheme deadline (2022): 6 January 2022

Training contract deadline (2023): 31 July 2022 

Applications

Each year the firm receives around 3,000 vacation scheme and direct training contract applications combined. At the initial application stage, an HR source tells us, the firm looks at (amongst other things) commitment to the firm and the passion to pursue commercial law as a career.” The firm chooses vac schemers directly from their application forms. Meanwhile, following a preliminary voice interview, around 100 of those applying directly for training contracts are invited to one of several assessment centres.

The assessment centres include a partner interview, a group exercise, a technical assessment and a proof-reading exercise. A current trainee had this to say of the day: “I hadn’t been in an office environment before, but I didn’t feel any undue pressure. Everyone was pretty relaxed and approachable throughout.” From here, training contract offers are made for applicants via this route.

The vac scheme

The firm runs summer vacation schemes in each of its UK offices (Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, London and Manchester). The Glasgow, Edinburgh and London office also offer an Easter scheme. The Easter scheme lasts for one week and each of the summer schemes lasts two weeks. There are around 80 places available in total. Students are allocated to a different department for each week and usually asked for preferences beforehand.

Former attendees praised the vac scheme as “an excellent opportunity to experience real, unsanitised work,” with one even telling us their experience was “pretty much representative of the kind of work I do now as a trainee. For example, I got to take a crack at the first draft of a witness statement, alongside bits and bobs of admin.” Our sources' advice for impressing? “Relax a bit, show your personality, and don't be afraid to go speak to as many people as possible, at all levels.” Social activities include dinners as well as outings like pizza-making classes or crazy golf.

Attending a vac scheme automatically includes an application for the training contract. The firm makes its offers directly off the back of a candidate's performance on the vac scheme.

Trainee profile

Sources agreed that being “personable, approachable and collaborative” are crucial qualities for prospective trainees. Our HR source emphasises that “candidates need to link their passion for law with why they want to work at this firm over others,” adding that “those who are unprepared certainly don't impress.” Indeed, as one solicitor involved in recruitment remarked: “It's weird when people haven't really researched the firm. They sometimes don't know that we have multiple offices or the kind of matters we work on. The difference is evident between those who have done masses of applications and those who've really concentrated on a few.”

In addition to its activities at Russell and Non-Russell Group universities, AG holds several open days to meet and greet potential applicants.

Virtual vacation schemes with Addleshaw



2020 and Covid-19 have however thrown a spanner in the works and without an office to go to, many have been undertaking ‘virtual vac schemes’, with firms attempting to recreate the typical work experience scheme in an online setting.

Addleshaw Goddard LLP

Milton Gate,
60 Chiswell Street,
London,
EC1Y 4AG
Website www.aglaw.com

3 Sovereign Square,
Sovereign Street,
Leeds,
LS1 4ER

One St Peter's Square,
Manchester,
M2 3DE

  • Partners 290
  • Assistant solicitors: 914
  • Total trainees: 118
  • UK offices: Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Manchester
  • Overseas offices: Dubai, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Oman, Paris, Qatar and Singapore. The firm also has a formal alliance with Tokyo-based Hashidate Law Office, and a world-wide network of strong relationships with chosen firms in North America, Europe and other emerging jurisdictions.
  • Contacts  
  • Graduate recruiter: Erena Pillitteri, grad@addleshawgoddard.com
  • Application criteria 
  • Training contracts pa: 58
  • Applications pa: 2,000+
  • Minimum required degree grade: 2:1 or equivalent
  • Vacation scheme places pa: 70
  • Dates and deadlines 
  • Training contract applications open: 1 April 2022
  • Training contract deadline, 2024 start: 31 July 2022
  • Vacation scheme applications open: 1 October 2021
  • Vacation scheme 2022 deadline: 6 January 2022
  • Salary and benefits 
  • First-year salary: £47,000 (London); £29,500 (Leeds and Manchester); £25,000 (Scotland)
  • Second-year salary: £50,000 (London); £32,000 (Leeds and Manchester); £28,000 (Scotland)
  • Post qualification salary: £82,000 (London); £50,000 (Leeds and Manchester); £47,000 (Scotland)
  • Sponsorship  
  • LPC fees: Yes
  • GDL fees: Yes
  • Maintenance grant pa: £7,000 (London), £4,500 (other UK locations)
  • International and regional 
  • Offices with training contracts: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Manchester
  • Overseas seats: International secondments in Dubai, Hong Kong, Oman and Qatar.
  • Client secondments: Yes

Firm profile
At Addleshaw Goddard, we are more than just exceptional lawyers: we are leaders in client investment and understanding. With over 1,200 lawyers based across the globe, we have a deep understanding of our markets and sectors. We act for our clients whatever the scale of their requirements, and have been instructed by over 40 FTSE 100 companies in the last 12 months. Our business is about strong client relationships built on successful delivery across national and international markets. We have 13 offices worldwide, which we link together with a network of likeminded global partners. Where we don't have offices, we work with firms well known to us, to deliver an international capability.

Equally important is strong loyalty which is proven through 75% of our clients who have been with us for more than 10 years.

Join us, and wherever you are based, you will work side-by-side with blue chip clients in a supportive-yet-challenging environment. This is a structured training programme, and it is designed with your future success in mind.

Main areas of work
We act for clients whatever the scale of their requirements. We have been instructed by over 40 FTSE 100 companies in the last 12 months, including Associated British Foods, Barclays, Dixons Carphone, GlaxoSmithKline, HSBC and Standard Life. Our business is about strong client relationships built on successful delivery across national and international markets. Equally important is strong loyalty which is proven through 75% of our clients who have been with us for more than 10 years.

The range and scale of our work is compelling, and encompasses high value strategic advice to the everyday. It means we are able to attract talented, like-minded individuals who love what they do, are committed to our clients success, and strive to build valued partnerships through our collective energy and expertise.

Training opportunities

We are more than just exceptional lawyers here. We attract sparkling people from all backgrounds, who bring their own unique qualities, along with a collaborative approach, professional drive and a commitment to every client’s success. This is just one of the reasons we’re sure you will enjoy working with us.
As a trainee, important cases will come your way from the get-go. You will work on everything from multi-million-pound deals to high-profile fraud cases, employment disputes to complex technology contracts. Our success is intrinsically linked to yours, so we’ll always have your back and help you realise your potential.

Training contracts are four seats long, with opportunities to spend time in another of our offices as well as on secondment with clients. During each six-month seat, you will have regular two-way performance reviews with your supervising partner or solicitor. He or she will help you develop the skills you need to deal with the demanding work you will come across every day.

As well as learning on the job, you will also have access to high-quality in-house and external training, a buddy scheme in your first seat, and a mentor throughout your training contract and beyond.

We require a 2.1 honours degree (or equivalent). But what will really open doors to an outstanding career here is the real you. At Addleshaw Goddard, we’re looking for original minds and collaborative spirits alongside motivation, drive and commercial awareness. We’re constantly delighted by the diverse backgrounds of our best lawyers, and we’re open to law and non-law graduates alike, as well as those looking to change career.

The best advocates of our graduate careers are the trainees themselves. Read (link: https://graduates.addleshawgoddard.com/our-people/ ) what four of them have to say about life at Addleshaw Goddard. 

Work placements
We offer week-long Easter work placements in Edinburgh and London, and two-week summer work placements in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, London and Manchester. And because everyone is an individual, we make sure each placement is a valuable experience for each individual student.

While you are here, you will get to know the everyday life of an Addleshaw Goddard trainee. You will be allocated a department to sit in and, if you are part of the summer scheme, will swap into a new department in your second week. You will be supervised by an experienced solicitor, who will welcome you to the department and allocate work. A trainee buddy will be on hand to help throughout your placement.

This is a scheme as unique as you are. As well as informative sessions, group exercises, assessed work and plenty of time at your desk, you will attend social events with a range of people across the office. It’s a real chance to get to know our people and our culture. We offer training contracts to successful placement scheme students, so we’d encourage you to apply.

Pro bono initiatives
Firm wide we work on a wide range of pro bono matters from collaborative projects supporting climate change to stand alone matters supporting charities and other non-for profit organisations. We are constantly exploring new pro bono opportunities and many of these opportunities come directly via our people but we also take on matters through our pro bono facilitators LawWorks and TrustLaw as well as the Collaborative Plan.

We have regional pro bono champions who help drive local engagement with some examples of on-going regional pro bono work including:
• Manchester - University of Manchester Legal Advice Centre, Young Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University Business Law Café
• London - Springfield Clinic
• Scotland - University of Edinburgh Legal Advice Centre

Diversity at Addleshaw Goddard
We have created a high-performance culture that is inclusive, supportive and which thrives on individuality, personality and team spirit. We expect the best of each other and we want everyone to succeed, regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, disability, religious practice or any other perceived difference.

Our diversity programme is represented at the most senior level of our business by our board sponsor. It is run by a dedicated Human Resources (HR) team, partner sponsors and volunteers from across the business. We have organised our approach around five key strands of diversity focusing on: disability, ethnicity, gender, LGBTQ+ and social mobility, and we also provide comprehensive support for parents and carers and run an ongoing mental health and wellbeing awareness campaigns. In addition, we also have our people networks that not only support and help inform our inclusion strategy but also provide an opportunity for people to learn more about specific subject matter, network and share their lived experience.

Our networks include:
• AG Embrace – our race and ethnicity network
• OpenAG – our LGBTQ+ network
• The Disability Network – our disability and carers network
• The Vine – our women's network

We have been consistently recognised for our commitment to diversity over the years. In our sector’s 2019 awards season, our diversity programme has achieved the following external recognition:

• The Times, Top 50 Employers for Women
• HR in Law Awards, Best Health and Wellbeing Initiative (firms with over 750 employees including partners)
• Legal Week Innovation Awards, Mindful Business Charter (recognition) and HR Innovation (winner)

And we are also:

• active members of Stonewall and the Business Disability Forum
• signatories to the Valuable 500
• founding members of PRIME
• pariticpants of the Disability Confident Scheme (and in 2021 we achieved "Employer" status
• partners with the Black Solicitor's Network and Queer Lawyers of Tomorrow

Removing barriers so that talent can shine
A key focus for Addleshaw Goddard is diversifying our trainee talent. To do this we have partnered with an external organisation, Rare, to introduce contextual recruitment and accountability into our graduate hiring process.

Contextual recruitment looks at the context of academic achievement, and identifies students who have surpassed expectations or performed excellently in conditions of adversity.

We have also removed our minimum A-level requirement to allow a more diverse pool of candidates to apply for training contracts at Addleshaw Goddard.

Our external recruitment partner helps us to screen your application without personal information to ensure we do not allow bias of any kind to affect the process.

We are also increasing the training for everyone involved in the recruitment process to ensure that we select people based on their ability, potential and nothing else.

Diversity Access Schemes
We nurture strong links with reputable social mobility schemes and professional diversity networks such as the Aspiring Solicitors, Black Solicitors Network, Urban Lawyers, , Lawyers in Schools, Pathways to Law, PRIME and AllAboutLaw Events and value their support and expertise when reaching out to untapped talent from non-traditional backgrounds.

We are signatories of the Social Mobility Business Compact: a government-led initiative which aims to reduce elitism and improve social mobility by encouraging businesses to open opportunities to everyone.

We have always invested and partnered with local communities, schools and networks who are keen to raise the aspirations of young people – and will continue to do so by offering young talent opportunities to take part in quality work experience programmes and internships.

PRIME
We are a founding member of PRIME, an initiative through which law firms provide quality work experience placements to underprivileged school-age students. We work with local primary and secondary schools across London, Leeds, Manchester and Edinburgh to inspire young people to fulfil their potential. Each year, around 40 students from years 12 and 13 take part in our Legal Access Week Programme.

Social Mobility Business Partnership (SMBP)
We are a member of the SMBP in Manchester and Leeds, where we partner with our own clients and other businesses to meet our respective social mobility commitments. Through this partnership, our Legal Access Week students benefit from additional work experience with in-house legal teams at a number of well-known companies.

Legal Access Scheme
Our award-winning Legal Access Scheme offers bright BPP University Law School students from unconventional or less privileged backgrounds a place on our summer placement programme. 24 students from this scheme have secured training contracts with us since its creation in 2007.

Legal Apprenticeship Scheme
There’s no blueprint for bright. In fact, the opposite is true. That’s why we offer an alternative path into law for those who do not wish to go down the traditional university route.

Our Legal Apprenticeship Scheme, developed in Manchester and Leeds, is at the forefront of apprenticeships in the legal profession.

We have been recognised by the All About Group as a Top 100 Employer for School Leavers.

City Solicitors Horizons
City Solicitors Horizons (CSH) is a social mobility initiative designed to improve access to the legal profession for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. It was created by the City of London Solicitors’ Company, City Solicitors’ Educational Trust (CSET) and The Legal Education Foundation (TLEF), and is supported by the City of London Law Society (CLLS) and leading law firms – including Addleshaw Goddard.

Students attending universities across London and southeast England are selected to take part in this three-year social mobility programme, alongside their undergraduate degrees, connecting with law firms who provide access to mentoring lawyers and practical work experience

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Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ag_grads/

This Firm's Rankings in
UK Guide, 2021

Ranked Departments

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    • Banking Litigation (Band 3)
    • Commercial and Corporate Litigation (Band 4)
    • Competition Law (Band 3)
    • Construction: Contentious (Band 3)
    • Construction: Non-contentious (Band 3)
    • Corporate/M&A: Mid-Market (Band 2)
    • Employment: Employer (Band 3)
    • Financial Crime: Corporates (Band 3)
    • Information Technology (Band 4)
    • Litigation (Band 3)
    • Planning (Band 4)
    • Real Estate Finance (Band 4)
    • Real Estate Litigation (Band 5)
    • Real Estate: Big-Ticket (Band 3)
    • Restructuring/Insolvency (Band 4)
    • Banking & Finance (Band 1)
    • Construction (Band 1)
    • Corporate/M&A (Band 1)
    • Employment (Band 1)
    • Information Technology (Band 1)
    • Intellectual Property (Band 1)
    • Litigation (Band 1)
    • Pensions (Band 2)
    • Real Estate (Band 2)
    • Real Estate Litigation (Band 1)
    • Restructuring/Insolvency (Band 1)
    • Pensions (Band 1)
    • Professional Negligence: Mainly Claimant (Band 2)
    • Real Estate Litigation (Band 2)
    • Banking & Finance (Band 1)
    • Construction (Band 1)
    • Corporate/M&A: Mid-Market and Private Equity (Band 1)
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    • Litigation (Band 1)
    • Real Estate (Band 1)
    • Real Estate Litigation (Band 1)
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    • Tax (Band 1)
    • Banking & Finance (Band 2)
    • Banking Litigation (Band 3)
    • Construction (Band 3)
    • Corporate/M&A (Band 2)
    • Data Protection & Information Law (Band 1)
    • Employment (Band 4)
    • Energy & Natural Resources: Renewables & Alternative Energy (Band 3)
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    • Capital Markets: AIM (Band 2)
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    • Consumer Finance (Band 1)
    • Defamation/Reputation Management (Band 5)
    • Employee Share Schemes & Incentives (Band 4)
    • Energy & Natural Resources: Renewables & Alternative Energy (Band 3)
    • Financial Services: Payments Law (Band 1)
    • Fraud: Civil (Band 4)
    • Health & Safety (Band 3)
    • Healthcare (Band 3)
    • Insurance: Mainly Policyholders (Band 3)
    • Local Government (Band 3)
    • Outsourcing (Band 3)
    • Partnership (Band 1)
    • Partnership: Large International Structures (Band 1)
    • Private Equity: Buyouts: Mid-Market (Band 2)
    • Product Liability: Mainly Defendant (Band 3)
    • Projects: PFI/PPP (Band 3)
    • Public Procurement (Band 1)
    • Retail (Band 1)
    • Retail: Corporate & Competition (Band 2)
    • Social Housing: Finance (Band 1)
    • Transport: Rail: Franchising (Band 2)
    • Transport: Rail: Projects & Infrastructure (Band 2)
    • Transport: Rail: Rolling Stock (Band 2)
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    • Construction (Band 1)
    • Corporate/M&A: Mid-Market and Private Equity (Band 1)
    • Information Technology (Band 1)
    • Litigation (Band 1)
    • Real Estate (Band 1)
    • Restructuring/Insolvency (Band 1)
    • Employment (Band 4)