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V1.9 Slaughter and May

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Elisabetta Bruno

on 16 September 2016

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Transcript of V1.9 Slaughter and May

A different way
of working
- multi-specialist approach
- breadth and variety of work
- client focused
- challenging transactions
“You are exposed
to so many types of deals, structures, companies… and that leads to all sorts of client interaction.”
Patrick, Trainee
per year
retention rate
law and 50%
non-law students
fees paid plus
maintenance grant
A world
of dif
Presentation Date
Firstname Surname
Firstname Surname
Firstname Surname
What do law firms do?
- corporate
- mergers and
- commercial
- financing
- restructuring
- capital markets
- financial regulation
- dispute resolution
- tax
- IP and IT
- real estate
- competition
- employment
- pensions
What defines
Slaughter and May?
How we work
Our international approach
- the work
Life as a trainee
- corporate
- the social side
Corporate responsibility
- tackling real social need
Award-winning social mobility and
education projects
- the Key Project
- Legal Social
Access to justice
Art Club
Book Club
Cycle Club
Gardening Club
Christian Network
DIVERSE (ethnic
and racial diversity)
J-Net (Jewish
Muslim Network
Parents' Network
PRISM – Pride at
Slaughter and May
Women's Network
and social activities
– the practical side
First Year Open Days
Summer Work Experience

Winter Workshops (2 days)
Scheme (3 weeks)
penultimate year or second year of a four year course where third year is spent abroad, law/non-law
finalists/graduates, law/non-law
Work Experience Opportunities
Scheme (1 week)
penultimate year or second year of a four year course where third year is spent abroad, law/non-law
Easter Work Experience
For application dates visit:
Training Contracts – 2019
- finalists/graduates law/non-law – apply
- penultimate year law – apply in June/July
- online application form
- CV/cover letter
- include breakdown of
- extenuating circumstances
Final thoughts
“There’s no formula for getting on here, but if you have an appetite for life, depth of curiosity and sense of energy in yourself, then I am quite sure that you would enjoy it here. If that’s you, don’t believe for a second that you cannot be one of us.”
Our people
Our view on time
Our culture
- telephone the Trainee Recruitment Team
with any queries, e.g. if holding an offer or require an earlier start date
between October 2016 and March 2017
and insolvency
- what does a trainee do?
The work
- training
- client contact
- responsibility
- hours
- in lslington
- around half our people
Steve Cooke,
Senior Partner
- Trainee Solicitor Committee
- quarterly drinks
- group social events
- annual firm-wide party
and social activities
- law centre volunteering
- pro bono clients
- 34 FTSE 100 clients
- 38 FTSE 250 clients
- recent work
- clients around the globe
Our clients and our global reputation
companies than any other law firm
- we advise more FTSE 100 and FTSE 250
A different approach to international work
- 75% of our work has an
- close relationships with market-
- European ‘Best Friends’
- shared focus on quality, culture
- not a fixed group and no exclusivity
- cross-border training programmes
- global experience opportunities
and independence
Our people
make the difference
- brightest minds
- diversity and individuality
- no Slaughter and May type
different degree courses
different languages
(regardless of where they studied)
approach to time
- emphasis on quality and
- sharing expertise
A different
- great ideas aren't measured
"If the hour is what
drives you, you
create the wrong
Steve Cooke,
Senior Partner
- non-competitive and
- organic growth means
- lock-step partnership
A different culture
and variety is
our strength..."
Robert, Partner
international element
leading firms worldwide
and working groups
collaborative atmosphere
strong working culture
by clocks – no billing or time targets
examination results
Deutsche Bank on the settlement of global investigations into the setting of interbank offered benchmark rates, including LIBOR.
Ladbrokes proposed merger with key Gala Coral businesses to create the UK’s largest bookmaker (4,000 high street shops).
Tottenham Hotspur on its agreement with the NFL to stage and play American Football games at the club’s new 61,000 seater stadium.
Vodafone on the second biggest M&A deal in history as it sold its US group to Verizon Communications for $130 billion and returned $84 billion to shareholders.
Shire's US$32 billion combination with Baxalta to create a combined entity spanning more than 100 countries and with $20bn annual revenues by 2020.
Video profile:
Kurt on secondment in New York
Mobility Partnership
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