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Training Program

The size of the firm and small trainee intake enables us to offer broad training in a wide range of legal disciplines plus unparalleled levels of responsibility.

Acting for a number of well-known corporates to business start-ups and entrepreneurs, you will gain experience of what it’s really like to be at the coalface and have direct client contact from day one. It is not for the faint-hearted but you will be supported to make the transition and will complete your training having become a confident, knowledgeable and well-rounded lawyer.

Types of work

Our trainees are encouraged to take ownership of work wherever possible, safe in the knowledge that they can turn to the experts for advice when needed. Typical trainee tasks can range from drafting and reviewing documentation; carrying out company due diligence; research; attending client meetings; compiling hearing bundles; managing small files; and taking notes at court and employment tribunals.

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Support

Rosenblatt has a very open culture, so, from day one, you will have direct access to the partners and be able to learn from their experience. Our people work closely in teams, so you can be sure that you will be guided and encouraged, aiding your progression within the firm. New trainees are assigned a mentor prior to joining who will support them throughout their two year training contract. Additionally, we put our trainees in touch with one another prior to joining so that by the time you join you have already developed a helpful network of friendships.

Practical experience

Our trainees undertake training in at least four of the firm’s core practice areas, namely commercial; construction; corporate; employment; dispute resolution; regulatory and funds; and real estate. Trainees are given the opportunity to request particular seats and requests are accommodated wherever possible. We also consider it important that each trainee has diverse training, gaining experience from as many disciplines as possible within the principle practice area, to enable them to make an informed judgement about their career path upon qualification.

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Training

Whilst much of your knowledge will be gained through direct exposure to work and informal departmental training, the firm supports all its trainees to undertake the external BPP professional skills (PSC) courses and relevant electives to ensure that you have the necessary theoretical knowledge to carry out your role. Appropriate support and time away from the office is also provided.

Socials

Whilst the hours will be long, there is always time for socialising with colleagues and the firm organises a wide variety of events such as promotion drinks, a summer family BBQ and the annual Christmas party to enable staff to relax in a more informal environment. The firm’s Social and Charitable Committee also co-ordinate a range of charitable and volunteering activities, this year in aid of the firm’s charity, Richard House. Recent initiatives have included cake sales, quiz nights, raffles and an off-site ‘Apprentice’ style team challenge. Due to the small number of trainees at any one time it is also inevitable that you will become a tight-knit group who arrange regular socials and often forge life-long friendships.

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