Hong Kong trainees

Hong Kong trainees

To be considered for a training contract in our Hong Kong office, you will need to have achieved, or be on course to achieve, a 2:1 degree in law. You must also be fluent in Chinese and English. Additionally, before you start your training contract, you must complete the PCLL (Postgraduate Certificate in Law) and pass this on your first attempt.

How to apply

The training contract application process opens in March each year, which involves submission of a CV and transcripts. Applications for our 2021 training contract are open now.

The interview process opens in May each year, and involves written assessments and an interview with two partners. If successful, you will then be invited back for a two-week internship during the summer. 

If you are unable to participate in the two-week internship, there will be an opportunity to attend an interview to be assessed for a training contract.

During the training contract, trainees usually experience four six-month seats, to ensure they gain experience in at least three of the following areas: banking; civil litigation; commercial; company; criminal litigation; family; insolvency; intellectual property; property; trusts, wills and probate. Trainees are allocated a supervisor during their seats to guide and mentor them during their training.

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