frequently asked questions
What jobs exist for non-legal staff?
Our staff also comprises a number of business professionals in areas such as administration, accounts, HR and marketing, compliance, secretarial and reception. Career opportunities can also arise in these areas.
Do you have a policy for corporate social responsibility (CSR)?
Rosenblatt’s approach to CSR is here. It reflects the character and charitable philosophy of the firm, and the values that shape our day-to-day relationships with clients, colleagues, suppliers and the broader community.
What is the dress code at Rosenblatt?
Rosenblatt dress code on weekdays (Monday-Thursday) is smart business attire, while Friday is a dress-down day; smart casual wear is permitted, provided you have no client meetings or court appearances.
How do I apply for a training contract?
If you have completed your degree, or are in your second year of a law degree or your final year of a degree in a subject other than law, you are eligible to apply for a training contract and a vacation placement. You should apply via our online application form. Please see the section on the training contracts for further information.
How do I apply for a vacation placement?
If you have completed your degree, or are in your second year of a law degree or your final year of a degree in a subject other than law, you are eligible to apply for a vacation placement. You should apply via our online application form. For further information please consult the section on our Vacation Placements.
Do you carry out psychometric testing?
In common with many other law firms, Rosenblatt carries out psychometric testing on candidates as part of its graduate recruitment process. The tests, carried out online and in private by the candidate, assess general aptitude and work style. The tests are used in conjunction with a number of other recruitment tools, but provide a useful indicator of predicted performance. Feedback is supplied to candidates after the tests.
What are your minimum academic requirements for applicants for a training contract and the vacation placement scheme?
Rosenblatt currently seeks candidates who hold (or are predicted to achieve) at least a 2:1 university degree (which can be in a subject other than law), and who have a minimum of 320 UCAS points.
What should I expect on the vacation placement?
The summer vacation placement lasts a week and you can expect to be busy. You will be placed in one of our departments and integrated into the firm’s daily activities alongside partners, fee-earners and trainees. You will be asked to assist with real-life work to give you a flavour of the tasks assigned to our trainees. There will also be an opportunity to meet our trainees more informally over lunch.
At the end of the week, you will be formally assessed with a view to a potential training contract. At the very least, this will include a presentation and interview, but you might also be asked to complete a group exercise or written exercise, depending on future requirements.
If I have not completed a vacation scheme, how will I be assessed?
If, having submitted your application form, you reach the next stage, you will be asked to complete a series of psychometric tests and be invited to attend a formal assessment, similar to the assessment conducted at the end of the vacation scheme. At the very least, this will include a presentation and interview, but you might also be asked to complete a group exercise or written exercise, depending on future requirements.
How many trainee places do you offer?
Rosenblatt’s trainee intake varies from year to year according to the business need, but generally we recruit three trainees each year.
Will I be able to receive feedback on my application?
Unfortunately, it is not possible for us to provide individual feedback for candidates who do not make it through to interview or the vacation scheme. However, candidates who complete any of our further recruitment assessments (including psychometric tests) will be invited to contact our HR Manager, Nikki Leatherland, for feedback once decisions have been made.
Do you offer work experience at other times?
We are unfortunately unable to offer work experience outside our formal vacation placement scheme.
Do you accept work experience applications from school and further education college students?
No, unfortunately we do not have the resources to offer work experience to school and further education college students. Through our summer vacation placement scheme we do, however, offer work experience opportunities in the field of law to degree-level students or to people working towards a specialist legal qualification at post-degree level.
Can I choose which seats I do during my training contract?
During your training contract at Rosenblatt, you will spend six months in four of the firm’s core practice areas. If you express an interest in a particular seat, we will do our best to accommodate your request, but we cannot make any guarantees.
What if I have studied abroad?
We accept trainee applications from foreign-educated candidates, provided you are legally entitled to work in the UK and have qualifications at least equivalent to our requirements for UK-educated candidates.
What if I am qualified abroad?
We accept trainee applications from foreign-qualified candidates, provided you are legally entitled to work in the UK and have qualifications at least equivalent to our UK education requirements. You would still be required to complete a full two-year training contract.
Can I apply for a training contract and/or vacation placement if I haven’t studied law?
We accept applications from graduates in subjects other than law, however, we would strongly encourage you to carry out relevant work experience prior to your application, which provides evidence of your interest in becoming a solicitor and the necessary skills and commercial awareness.
Is it worth applying for a training contract if I have not participated in Rosenblatt’s vacation placement scheme?
Whilst any suitable candidate is welcome to apply for a training contract, we would strongly encourage you to apply for a vacation scheme, since a vacation placement will provide you with greater insight into the firm and its activities. It will also give you the opportunity to make a good impression and to provide evidence of your abilities.
Do you offer financial support for the LPC?
Depending on when you sat – or intend to sit – the LPC, Rosenblatt will either pay the cost of the LPC tuition fees in full or reimburse you a proportion of the LPC fees. Additionally, for anyone who has not yet completed the LPC at the date of offer, a contribution will be made towards living expenses. This allowance is currently £6,000 for those living in London and £5,000 for students living elsewhere.
I have applied for a Rosenblatt training contract in the past. Can I apply again?
If you have applied in the past, but were not successful, we would only encourage you to apply to us again if you believe that you now offer something additional (such as further work experience or qualifications) to support your application.
What support will be available to me in the working environment?
Rosenblatt has a very open culture, so, from day one, you can expect to work alongside all levels of expert legal staff. Our people work closely in teams, so you can be sure that you will be guided and encouraged, aiding your progression within the firm. Prior to joining, new trainees are assigned a mentor who will support them throughout their two-year training contract. Additionally, we put our trainees in touch with one another prior to joining, so by the time you join you will have already developed a helpful personal network.
Does it matter where I study for my LPC?
No, it is your choice where you study. You must, however, choose at least two commercial electives and one corporate elective in your LPC.