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Why join us

Intellectually challenging work from day one

High-profile client projects, nuanced local market knowledge and global capabilities define who we are. As a trainee, you'll work on challenging, sophisticated and complex cross-border matters across both the developed and fast growth markets where rules are still being made (often with our help). You'll be an integral member of your team and have genuine responsibility early on in your career.

With 14 Global Practices and eight Global Industry Groups, White & Case has a place for you, whatever your area of interest. As a global firm, we're strategically focused on handling complex, cross-border work. In London, you will progress through a structured sequence of practice rotations to give you broad exposure early on in your career.

Working across borders

Over the past 100 years, we’ve built an unrivalled network of 44 offices in 30 countries. That investment is the foundation for White & Case’s client work in 180 countries today.

Many of our clients are multinational organisations with complex needs that require the involvement of multiple Firm offices. You'll work in a fast-paced, collaborative environment with colleagues across the global network on multijurisdictional matters, and experience the operational realities of cross-border law. We believe global exposure is an integral part of becoming a great lawyer, and our trainees have the chance to shape their own career progression, with a guaranteed six-month secondment in one of our overseas offices.

Commitment to growth

We're strategically committed to substantial growth—in numbers of clients, revenue and profitability, and lawyer headcount. For you, the increase in our associate numbers means more opportunity for career advancement.

Download our recruitment brochure to learn more.

 

 

 

I was attracted to White & Case because of its global mind-set and seamless interaction across its offices around the globe. I wanted to work in an environment where borders really do not matter.

Lauren Vallender
Trainee Solicitor, London
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I chose White & Case for its elite all-round international practice. It has a sterling practice in London, the best of any law firm in the City with an American heritage. The guaranteed secondment sealed the deal.

Kal Leung
Trainee Solicitor, London
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I was initially drawn to White & Case because of its global network and ability to facilitate transactions spanning multiple jurisdictions.

Liz Blum
Associate, London
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Throughout the training contract, trainees are given a lot of responsibility, but in a supportive and down-to-earth environment.

Harriet Baldwin
Trainee Solicitor, London
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I chose White & Case due to the international nature of the work and the opportunity to gain experience abroad through the international seat.

Grace Williams
Trainee Solicitor, London
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There is no stereotypical White & Case trainee, but in a nutshell, team players with leadership, creativity and character excel at this Firm.

Ben Judge
Associate, London
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The international nature of the Firm was a huge draw, both in the opportunity to do an overseas seat but also in the fact that every matter has an international element. It makes for incredibly interesting work.

Dorothea James
Trainee Solicitor, London
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The best part of the training contract has been the quality of supervision and support I have received—associates and partners alike are clearly invested in seeing the trainees grow.

Khadija El-Leithy
Trainee Solicitor, London
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I wanted to work for a vibrant, diverse, forward-thinking firm that had an expansive global reach—White & Case was exactly that.

Elle Illingworth
Trainee Solicitor, London
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The best part has been getting involved in matters all over the world—being given real responsibility by associates and partners.

James Charteris-Black
Trainee Solicitor, London
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I enjoyed a short secondment to one of the Firm’s key clients as part of my banking seat. This gave me the opportunity to develop my legal skills and take ownership over the matters on which I was working.

Lucy Rogers
Trainee Solicitor, London
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Our work

White & Case's reputation is built on an ability to execute tough deals in challenging places, whether at the highest levels of global corporate life, in transitioning markets or across our London-New York axis.

We have a team of 455 lawyers, including 122 partners, all working on international and cross-border projects. The London office has been a key pillar in our long-term five-year growth strategy and in 2018 contributed US$350 million in revenue. Our key areas of work include:

  • Bank Finance (including Regulatory Compliance), Financial Restructuring and Insolvency and Capital Markets (including High Yield and Securitisation)
  • Dispute Resolution (including Antitrust, Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property, International Arbitration, Trade, White Collar and Construction)
  • Energy, Infrastructure, Project and Asset Finance (EIPAF)
  • Corporate (including M&A, Private Equity, Employment, Compensation & Benefits, Investment Funds, Real Estate and Tax)

We are proud of our achievements—global revenue of more than US$2.05 billion in 2018, three practices rated Band 1 in Chambers Global, top ranked for diversity and pro bono programmes—but we will not rest on our laurels. In 2015, we launched an ambitious five-year growth strategy that has, and continues to, strengthen our position as a top-of-mind firm for global clients—and an employer of choice for top talent.

Citizens of the world

Global Citizenship

Global Citizenship describes our role—as a business and as individuals—as active participants in the global community.

White & Case is committed to fair and ethical operations that respect the interests of our stakeholders and recognise the importance of our natural environment. All of our global citizenship activities, which include our pro bono work and environmental sustainability, are closely aligned with the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.

Pro Bono

Our Global Pro Bono Practice is the centerpiece of our community engagement activities. Last year, lawyers in all our offices and in every practice devoted nearly 120,000 hours to pro bono matters.

As a trainee in London, you will have unparalleled opportunities to participate in cutting-edge pro bono work on the issues that matter to you—both locally and cross-border, with many of the world's leading NGOs.

Approximately 60 percent of our pro bono matters help strengthen human rights around the world.

We expect every lawyer to complete a minimum of 20 pro bono hours each year.

Examples of London pro bono projects:

  • Whitechapel Mission homelessness advice clinic
  • University House Disability Benefits Appeals advocacy programme
  • Corporate advice for social enterprises
  • Creating a disaster risk management law index for the International Red Cross

Volunteering and charity

Many of our team building activities have a charitable or volunteer focus. In London, we support our Charity Partner Place2Be, which provides specialist mental health support to children within primary and secondary schools. Our fundraising will support Place2Be's work in 20 London schools, providing up to 9,000 children with much-needed mental health services.

Equal opportunity for all

Our Equal Opportunity Policy promotes equality at work and ensures no one suffers unlawful discrimination, directly or indirectly, on the grounds of race, colour, religion, sex, nationality, age, marital status, disability or sexual orientation. We aim to treat all employees fairly and consistently, encouraging good working relationships and high standards of conduct and work performance.

Diverse and international

We say that diversity is in our DNA. Diversity and inclusion are inherent core values for us, embedded in all we do in our offices around the world.

As a truly global law firm, we're driven to recruit, retain and advance people of diverse backgrounds who will strengthen our business and our work across practices and regions. As well as our global women's network, we support nine different affinity groups worldwide. Our diversity work includes a focus on:

BAME 
Our focus on Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) lawyers aims to address the historic underrepresentation of people of colour in the legal profession, and to empower and support BAME lawyers and professionals within our Firm.

LGBTQ+
The London Spectrum LGBTQ+ Affinity Network reflects our commitment to our London office lawyers and business services employees who identify as LGBTQ+, as well as those who do not identify as LGBTQ+ and wish to support this network as allies.

Our Global Women's Initiative
Led by a committee of female and male partners including a member of our Executive Committee—focuses on ensuring that women here have the opportunities and experience they need to excel and advance to leadership roles.

Diversity Events

We have a number of events taking place throughout the year that offer the opportunity to prospective candidates from diverse backgrounds to network with our members from these affinity groups.

Please visit the 'join us' section below for details of these opportunities.

DiversCity is a unique recruitment event and mentoring programme aimed at raising awareness of pursuing a legal career in London among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students at the degree and postgraduate level. White & Case has been involved in the DiversCity initiative since 2016.

DiversCity is taking place on Thursday 5 December 2019 in London, and travel expenses will be reimbursed. If you are interested in attending the event or would like to know more about the initiative, please visit diverscityinlaw.net or find us on social media at facebook.com/DiversCityInLaw or twitter.com/DiversCityinLaw.

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Bright Network

 

City Solicitors Horizons

 

Aspiring Solicitors

 

SEO London

 

WCAN

 

Pathways to Law

 

The Prince's Responsible Business Network

 

BML Network

 

 

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Your training programme, your career

You'll be part of an excellent training programme which gives you real responsibility from the very outset of your career.

You get to shape how your career develops and where. Arbitration in New York? Corporate in Dubai? Bank Finance in Prague perhaps? We're one of the only firms to guarantee an overseas training seat. Not as a gimmick, but because almost all our work is cross-border, so we need lawyers with international experience, outlook and networks.

Four-seat structure

We structure our training programme to meet both your short-term career goals and long-term aspirations. So—how does it work?

You'll rotate through four six-month seats, one of which will be in finance and one overseas. To gain contentious experience, you can choose a seat in dispute resolution, intellectual property or construction. Alternatively, if contentious work is not for you, you can join the Litigation Training Programme. Wherever possible, we take into account your personal preferences when finalising your seat rotation.
 

Support and development

Our trainees work alongside an experienced supervisor, whose job it is to make sure you get plenty of opportunities to expand the skills, knowledge and experience you need to develop your own career path. A high-stretch, high-support firm, we are committed to providing ongoing support and the best on-the-job training possible.

The Graduate Development and Resourcing team stay closely involved in your progression throughout the training contract. They receive monthly training records and liaise directly with your supervisor about the relevance, variety and volume of work you're doing.

Of course, some of your training will be more formal. You'll complete both compulsory and elective modules of the Solicitors Regulation Authority's Professional Skills Course in-house, during your induction programme and period of training. We also run in-house courses, specialist seminars and workshops for trainees, which you're encouraged to attend.

As you manage and plan your career, both during training and after qualification, you'll have plenty of support. Our Associate Career Framework lets you know exactly what's expected of you as an associate at each stage of your development and is supported by an unmatched global programme of training courses.

Your overseas seat—guaranteed

Most of our clients are multinational organisations, so almost everything you'll work on will cover more than one jurisdiction. To help develop a taste for global thinking, we guarantee a six-month overseas seat in one of 15 locations across our global network. Participating offices include: Abu Dhabi; Beijing; Brussels; Dubai; Frankfurt; Geneva; Hong Kong; Johannesburg; Moscow; New York; Paris; Prague; Singapore; Stockholm; and Tokyo.Many trainees describe this overseas seat as 'career changing', as they gain valuable insight into the working practices of another jurisdiction and build professional contacts that last throughout their careers.

With five practice areas and 15 locations there is a lot to consider when submitting your overseas seat preferences. These considerations will be taken into account along with business needs and ensuring you have a well-rounded period of training when making the allocations. While speaking the local language should help you settle in, it's not vital, as you'll be predominantly working on English law matters in English. Wherever you go, we'll fully support relocating you and remain in regular contact throughout your time there.

Here's what you'll receive:

  • The same level of personal training—including a supervisor to ensure you get the most out of your time overseas
  • Free language lessons for selected overseas seats
  • Cost-of-living adjustment while you are overseas
  • Free accommodations for six months
Settling in—your induction

Before joining your first practice area, you will attend a bespoke three-week induction programme, designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge necessary to start your career as a trainee solicitor. Sessions include how to time-record, research skills training, how to manage your clients effectively, advocacy and communication skills, financial and business skills and IT training, to name but a few examples. There are also opportunities to socialise with your intake at events such as white water rafting and go-karting.

In your first few weeks of working, you will also be invited to attend weekly lunch & learn sessions, each dedicated to a practice area at White & Case. These sessions are designed to provide an overview of the practice area, the type of work they do and the tasks you can expect as a trainee working in that area. This information will help you decide which direction you would like your career to go in and where you would like to spend your next six months. It's also a great opportunity to meet new colleagues from other teams and start building a network of contacts within the firm, an essential ingredient in your career development.

At the beginning of each seat you will be given a departmental induction, specific to the group you are joining. These sessions are run by the Professional Legal Support team, associates and partners from each group. Throughout your seat you will also be encouraged to attend regular training sessions including team updates and courses run by external training providers.

Future trainees

We are always keen to involve our future trainees in as much as possible before they join to help them feel part of the Firm before their first day. We understand it might not always be possible owing to other commitments, but here are some of the things you could look forward to getting involved in, if you choose.

April / June / December

Vacation scheme social events
You can come along and network with our vacation scheme participants to help provide them with insights on the Firm. Recently our future trainees have joined our vacation scheme participants for crazy golf, sushi-making and an escape room game.

June

Graduate resourcing summer party
This party is just for future trainees, current trainees, the Graduate Resourcing & Development team and members of the Firm who are directly involved with our trainees. This is a great opportunity to get to know or catch up with other trainees over food and drinks.

September

LPC welcome talk and afternoon tea
Inigo Esteve, Training Principal and Partner, the Graduate Resourcing and Development team, and BPP's Co-Director of LPC programmes will take you through what you can expect from the LPC. First seat trainees will also provide you with their top study tips. The session will then finish with an afternoon tea with your fellow LPC cohort.

Diversity month
Every year the London office hosts a packed agenda for our month dedicated to diversity. We have had a number of prominent guests in the past including Joanna Lumley, Lenny Henry, Claire Baldwin, Gareth Thomas, Ali Smith and the London Gay Men's Chorus.

October / November

Law fairs
This is a chance for our future trainees to join the Graduate Resourcing and Development team and current trainees to stand on the other side of the table to answer questions from candidates who are just beginning their journey into law.

Careers dinners
We hold careers dinners for prospective recruits at a number of universities. In addition to partner, associate and trainee alumnus, it's always great to have our future trainees attend to provide their insight.

December

Winter ball
This is the Firm party of the year and a chance to celebrate the festive season with your future colleagues

All year round—sports teams
Play for the White & Case football, netball or volleyball teams and compete against other law firms in the City.

Diversity groups
As you will know, White & Case takes diversity seriously and our ALLiance Women's Network, Spectrum – LGBTQ+ and Link – BME groups all host regular events which our future trainees can attend.

Learn more about our training programme from our current trainees

Are you interested in learning more about life as a trainee at White & Case? Watch the video to hear from current London trainees Lucy, Tom and Aleks discuss the recruitment process, the culture at the Firm and their experience as a trainee solicitor.

 

Watch the video to hear from current White & Case trainees Joe, Zsofia and Aiden discuss why they chose White & Case to start their legal career and what makes the Firm stand out from the rest.

 

Meet London trainees Lauren, Ola and Patrick and hear them share their experiences as a White & Case trainee. Learn more about the Firm’s culture, the people and the work you do as a trainee solicitor in our London office.

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Trainees recruited annually in London

 

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Who we're looking for

There is no such thing as a typical White & Case trainee. We recruit people from all walks of life, from different nationalities and cultural backgrounds. Even so, there are a few key qualities we always look for. Intelligence and academic excellence are essential. Your interest in us suggests you have the ambition, drive and determination to become a successful global lawyer.

Next, the way you think is crucial. You'll enjoy the intellectual challenge of analysing how the law works and being creative, yet commercial, in how you interpret it. Your clients will come to depend on your lateral thinking, your focus on detail and your ability to resolve complex issues or structure international transactions.You're a team player, on whom colleagues can rely to perform tasks accurately, efficiently and on time. Integrity is vital too. Not only to maintain your clients' and colleagues' trust, but to uphold our reputation. In other words, your professional standards have to be beyond question.

You won't be afraid of hard work, as you'll be working for a leading global law firm where the client always comes first. You're expected to ask questions about your work or seek feedback on your performance—that's why we have an informal open-door policy.

If you're up for the challenge, then this is the place to be.

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Join us

If you're thinking seriously about a career in law, it's vital you join a firm that feels right and is a good fit for you. That's why we offer a virtual work experience programme and why we run open days, first-year insight schemes and vacation schemes—so you can find out if White & Case is the right fit for you.

Many of our previous participants find that these immersive experiences help them not only decide on the right career choice and firm, but also build friendships and start to build their professional networks too.

Explore the many different opportunities we provide so you can learn more about our Firm and the work we do.

Virtual work experience programme

Our virtual work experience programme offers the opportunity to gain first-hand insight into life as a White & Case trainee and experience the realities of cross-border law.There is no cost for the programme; it is self-paced to fit around your schedule, and no application form or legal knowledge is required.

You'll gain insight into the fast-paced cutting-edge projects our lawyers and trainees work on, and gain valuable skills by undertaking true-to-life legal tasks.This experience will be recognised on our application forms, and it is a great way to demonstrate your interest in law and White & Case.

Wherever you are based, we want to give everyone the opportunity to get to know us. If you're globally minded and ambitious, join our virtual programme here.

First-year insight scheme

The two-day scheme, specifically designed for first-year students from any degree discipline, is to help introduce participants to the many areas of law, different types of firms and help confirm or dispel any myths associated with becoming a lawyer. Participants will receive useful guidance on ways in which they can begin to strengthen their future applications, and have the opportunity to meet different members of the White & Case team informally throughout various networking events. During the scheme, time is also spent work-shadowing with one of our trainees, providing insight into the day-to-day role of a trainee at White & Case.

Event dates

Open days

As a second-year student, penultimate-year student, finalist or graduate from any degree discipline, you can apply to attend one of our open days. The purpose of our open days is to provide participants with useful insight into White & Case and the training we offer. During our open days, there will be an introduction to our business and an opportunity to hear about the role of a trainee from some of our current intake.

Participants will be able to network with members of the White & Case team over lunch before receiving practical tips on applications and interviews, and having the opportunity to put their decision-making skills to the test in an interactive game. The day will finish with a further opportunity to speak with various White & Case employees about life at the Firm.

Event dates

  • From 1 October 2019, click here to access our online application forms
    • Open day 1: 13 November 2019
      • Application dates: 1 October - 3 November 2019
      • Who can apply? Second-year students, penultimate-year students, finalists or graduates from any degree discipline.
    • Open day 2: 27 November 2019
      • Application dates: 1 October – 17 November 2019
      • Who can apply? Second-year students, penultimate-year students, finalists or graduates from any degree discipline.
    • WCAN open day: 1 November 2019
      • Application dates: 1 October – 21 October 2019
      • Who can apply? Members of WCAN (Women in the City Afro-Caribbean Network).
    • Middle Eastern open day: 11 November 2019
      • Application dates: 1 October – 1 November 2019
      • Who can apply? Students and graduates interested in exploring a career with White & Case in the Middle East.
    • BML open day: 29 November 2019
      • Application dates: 1 October – 19 November 2019
      • Who can apply? Members of BML (Black Men in Law)

 

Vacation schemes

A vacation scheme is a great way to experience first-hand what life is like as a White & Case trainee. Each year, we have up to 75 places available on our winter, spring and summer schemes. You will play an active part in the London office by sitting with your supervisor and supporting them with their client work.

There will be opportunities to learn about the Firm and its practice areas in more detail, understand the training programme we offer, and you'll have plenty of opportunities to network at social events. Throughout the scheme, you'll receive continued support and feedback from your supervisor and the Graduate Resourcing and Development team. You will also have the valuable support network of your peers attending the scheme with you—you are by no means competing against each other during your time with us so you can relax, enjoy the scheme and get to know your future colleagues.

The social side of office life is important too, and you will have plenty of opportunities to network at social events, such as sushi-making classes, indoor crazy golf and go-karting. You will also be taken for lunch by your supervisor during the scheme—a great opportunity to get to know them on a more informal level outside of the office.

Event dates

  • Winter vacation scheme: 9-20 December 2019
    • Application dates: 1 October 2019 – 6 November 2019
    • Who can apply? Finalists and graduates from any degree discipline
  • Spring vacation scheme: 23 March – 3 April 2020
    • Application dates: 1 October 2019 – 15 January 2020
    • Who can apply? Penultimate-year students, finalists or graduates from any degree discipline
  • Summer vacation scheme: 15-26 June 2020
    • Application dates: 1 October 2019 – 15 January 2020
    • Who can apply? Penultimate-year students, finalists or graduates from any degree discipline
Training contract

We understand that it is not possible for all applicants to complete a vacation scheme. If you apply directly for a training contract, and are successful at the video interview and telephone interview, you will be invited to an assessment centre in the summer.

The day will closely mirror the assessments used on our vacation schemes, including a research and drafting exercise requiring you to read through a range of articles on a commercial topic in order to draft answers to questions asked by a fictitious client.

You will also be interviewed by an associate and a member of the Graduate Resourcing and Development team. The interviews will focus on your motivations for wanting to join White & Case, and your suitability to the role.

The day does not just focus on assessments; you will also be taken out to lunch by some of our trainees, providing you with an opportunity to ask them any questions you have about the Firm. Successful applicants will be invited back after the assessment centre for an interview with two partners, incorporating a commercial presentation element.

  • Who can apply? Second-year students, penultimate-year students, finalists or graduates
  • Start dates: September 2022 and March 2023
  • Application dates: 1 October 2019 – 15 July 2020
Application assessment process

Assessment process

  • First-Year Insight Scheme
    • Stage 1: Online Application
  • Open Day
    • Stage 1: Online Application
  • Vacation Scheme
    • Stage 1: Online Application
    • Stage 2: Video interview assessed by the Graduate Resourcing and Development Team
    • Stage 3: Face-to-face interview with one member of the Graduate Resourcing and Development team and one associate, plus written assessment.
    • Stage 4: Assessment during the two-week scheme-research task, group task, feedback from the business
    • Stage 5: Training contract interview with two partners, incorporating  commercial presentation
  • Training Contract
    • Stage 1: Online Application
    • Stage 2: Video interview assessed by the Graduate Resourcing and Development team
    • Stage 3: Telephone interview with one member of the Graduating Resourcing and Development Team
    • Stage 4: One day assessment centre-research task, group task, interview with one member of the Graduate Resourcing and Development team and one associate
    • Stage 5: Training contract interview with two partners, a incorporating a commercial presentation

 

Online application

To apply for any of our opportunities, you will need to complete an online application form. For vacation scheme and training contract applications only, you are required to complete a covering letter as part of your application. This is your opportunity to explain in your own words why you wish to pursue a career in commercial law at White & Case. Consider including why you think you would make a suitable trainee at the Firm.

Video interview

Our video interview process involves answering three questions. You will have 15 seconds to prepare for each question and 90 seconds in which to answer. Before you answer the questions, you will have the opportunity to complete a practice question to help you feel more at ease, and we also share our own hints and tips for success.

Telephone interview

The telephone interview (for applicants applying directly for a training contract only) is 30 minutes in length and will be with a member of the Graduate Resourcing and Development team. Questions will largely focus on those competencies we believe are important to becoming a successful trainee solicitor at White & Case.

Face-to-face interview

This is your opportunity to meet with the Graduate Resourcing and Development team, associates and partners. During the interviews, we would like to hear about your experiences, motivations for a career in law and your interest in joining White & Case. You will also be given the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

How to apply and seeking the support you need

To apply for a first-year insight scheme, open day, vacation scheme or training contract, you will need to complete an online application form by following this link.

To secure a training contract, you can either apply for a vacation scheme or directly for an assessment centre. Applications for vacation schemes are reviewed on a rolling basis, and direct applications for training contracts are reviewed after the deadline of 15 July 2020.

We understand that every candidate is different, and if you require any additional support throughout our processes and programmes then please do not hesitate to speak with us. You can contact our Disability and Support Champions in confidence via phone, +44 20 7532 2899, or email, [email protected].

To contact the Graduate Resourcing and Development team, please email [email protected] or call +44 20 7532 2899.

Meet the team

Want to know who’ll be involved in your recruitment selection? Here you can put a face to the name before you meet them in an interview, on placement, or at one of our open days.

Graduate Resourcing Partners

Inigo Esteve

Inigo Esteve
Partner, Capital Markets
University of Exeter

 

Victoria Landsbert

Victoria Landsbert
Partner, Real Estate
Imperial College, London

 

Gareth Eagles

Gareth Eagles
Partner, Banking
University of Warwick

 

Laura Prater

Laura Prater
Partner, Banking
Bond University, Australia

 

Edward Attenborough

Edward Attenborough
Partner, Disputes
Pembroke College, Cambridge

 

Carina Radford

Carina Radford
Partner, EIPAF
University of York

 

Jarlath McGurran

Jarlath McGurran
Partner, Corporate
Queens University, Belfast

 

 

Graduate Resourcing & Development Team

Christina Churchman

Christina Churchman
Head of Graduate Resourcing & Development, EMEA
 

 

Gemma Barns

Gemma Barns
Graduate Resourcing & Development Manager
 

 

Charlotte Melson

Charlotte Melson
Graduate Development Manager
 

 

Yohanna Wilson

Yohanna Wilson
Graduate Resourcing & Development Specialist
 

 

Anna Rowles

Anna Rowles
Graduate Resourcing & Development Advisor
 

 

Natalie Bekos

Natalie Bekos
Graduate Resourcing & Development Assistant

 

Frequently asked questions

How many vacation scheme applications do you receive each year?
Approximately 2,500

How much will I be paid on a vacation scheme?
You'll receive £500 a week.

Who will I be sitting with during the vacation scheme?
During the scheme you'll spend time working alongside an associate, helping them with their legal work. This will give you a real taste of life as a lawyer.

What work will I do during the vacation scheme?
You'll do work similar to that of a trainee, subject to your level of legal knowledge and capabilities.

Who do I address the covering letter on my application to?
Graduate Resourcing & Development Team

How long should the covering letter be?
The covering letter should be long enough to outline your experience but short enough to maintain the reader's interest.

What should I include in my covering letter?
The covering letter should highlight a commitment to a career in international law, a clear articulation of why you want to work at White & Case and the requisite skills or experience you have to become a successful trainee solicitor.

What years are you currently recruiting for?
September 2022 and March 2023

How many training contract applications do you get each year?
Approximately 1,500

What is the starting salary?
£48,000 first-year, £53,000 second-year, £105,000 on qualification.

How many vacancies do you have?
We recruit 50 trainees a year, and 75 vacation scheme attendees.

Do you provide sponsorship for law school?
Yes. We will pay the full course fees for the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) and the Legal Practice Course (LPC). We will provide a maintenance grant for each full-time law school year.

What practice areas offer trainee seats?
Bank Finance, Capital Markets, Construction Corporate M&A, Corporate PE, Energy, Infrastructure, Project & Asset Finance (EIPAF), Employment, Compensation & Benefits, Financial Restructuring & Insolvency (FRI), Intellectual Property, Litigation & Arbitration, Real Estate, Tax, White Collar

Can I choose which seats I do?
Yes, you are able to submit three preferences ahead of every seat rotation. We will consider these preferences alongside business need and training requirements when making the allocations.

How many trainees do you have now?
Altogether, we currently have 81 London trainees.

Can I complete the training contract assessment process remotely?
Although there are elements of the application process that can be completed remotely, such as the application stage and video interview, we do require candidates to attend a full-day assessment centre within our London office. This is due to candidates having to complete activities such as a group exercise and a written task which cannot be done remotely.

Is it possible to receive feedback if my online application is unsuccessful?
We appreciate your eagerness to receive feedback, however, we receive in excess of 4,000 applications each year. In fairness to all candidates, we are unable to provide individual feedback at the application stage.

Will my application form be immediately rejected if I don't have the minimum A Level academic requirements?
Whilst we prefer for candidates to have achieved AAB at A Level, we do look at the application as a whole and take into consideration any mitigating circumstances.

Events

Our training is comprehensive, the work is cutting edge, career prospects are unlimited and the rewards are excellent. To find out more visit us at our events.

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Law fairs
Location
Edinburgh

25 September 2019

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Bristol

3 October 2019

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St Andrews

9 October 2019

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Leicester

10 October 2019

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SOAS

16 October 2019

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York

16 October 2019

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Leeds

17 October 2019

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Nottingham

21 October 2019

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Queen Mary

21 October 2019

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Sheffield

21 October 2019

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Warwick

22 October 2019

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KCL

22 October 2019

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LSE

22 October 2019

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Cambridge

24 October 2019

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UCL

28 October 2019

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Oxford

9 November 2019

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Birmingham

13 November 2019

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Durham

19 November 2019

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Exeter

20 November 2019

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Lancaster

20 November 2019

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Careers dinners

To attend a careers dinner event, follow the link to apply.

Location
London universities

presentation and networking
10 October 2019

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Bristol

16 October 2019

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York

24 October 2019

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Warwick

28 October 2019

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Nottingham

29 October 2019

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Cambridge

30 October 2019

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Oxford

14 November 2019

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Durham

28 November 2019

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Exeter

28 November 2019

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Skills sessions

To attend a skills session at your university, please speak to the university law society or careers services for registration details.

Location
Bristol

03 October 2019

Location
St Andrews

08 October 2019

Location
Leicester

10 October 2019

Location
York

16 October 2019

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Leeds

17 October 2019

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Sheffield

21 October 2019

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Nottingham

22 October 2019

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Warwick

22 October 2019

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Birmingham

13 November 2019

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Durham

19 November 2019

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Exeter

19 November 2019

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Lancaster

20 November 2019

More than lawyering

You've worked hard to get where you are, and we expect a lot of you. But we also ensure you are well supported, have plenty of ways to engage with activities outside the office and are well rewarded for your work.

The social network

There's no rule that says you have to join in with the social side of office life, but most people do and thoroughly enjoy themselves in the process.

Being in the heart of the City and with the rest of London right on your doorstep, there's plenty of fun to be had and experiences to enjoy and share with your colleagues, including office outings to events, the theatre, galleries and wine tastings.

There's the office Summer Party, Winter Ball, Carol Concert and Charity Quiz, plus practice-focused retreats where you help set the strategy for the coming year—or dragon boat racing along the Thames. We also hold a Graduate Resourcing Summer Party in a landmark venue such as Somerset House, The Barbican or ZSL London Zoo, specifically for current trainees, future trainees and vacation scheme participants.

We have office teams for most sports. Plus, each year one of our offices hosts the White & Case World Cup, in which both football and volleyball teams from around the world gather to compete. Also, let's not forget our annual client cricket match.

Salary and benefits

At White & Case, we balance high performance with great rewards. As a leading global law firm, we're able to offer trainees a leading global remuneration package—another reason why joining White & Case as a trainee is even more appealing.

Course fees and maintenance grant
White & Case pays your GDL and LPC course fees and provide a maintenance grant of £7,500 for the GDL and £10,500 for the LPC.

Loan
On day one of joining White & Case, we can provide you with an interest-free loan of £4,000 repayable over the course of your period of training.

Salary
We have a competitive starting salary of £48,000, increasing to £53,000 in your second year. Salaries on qualification are £105,000.

Awards
We award our trainees with a bonus for obtaining a distinction upon completion of the LPC.

Unpaid leave
You're eligible for up to six weeks' of unpaid leave on qualification.

Flexible benefits
We have a flexible benefits scheme, which you can tailor to suit your particular lifestyle. Currently, benefits include private medical insurance, dental insurance, life assurance, pension, critical illness cover, travel insurance, retail vouchers, gym membership, season ticket loan, Give As You Earn, skin cancer screening, cycle to work scheme, a health and wellness account of £500 and much more.

Your long-term career with us

Our training contract will equip you with the skills, experience and support you need to kick-start your career in law. Upon qualification, we hope that trainees will stay and use their new-found expertise to help us continue developing. Your training doesn't stop once you qualify. Continuing personal development is at the heart of all our lawyers' careers, supported by a career framework that clearly sets out what is expected of you as your role develops.

We provide world-class training and development opportunities, which help you build the skills you need to navigate complex transactions for clients around the world. We want enthusiastic, motivated people that we can see being a key part of the Firm in five, 10 or 15 years' time.

Contact us

To contact the Graduate Resourcing and Development team, please email [email protected] or call +44 20 7532 2899.

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White & Case LLP 
5 Old Broad Street 
London EC2N 1DW 
United Kingdom 
+44 20 7532 2899
[email protected]

Why join us

We are a truly global firm, with an international network that most firms can only dream of. It’s the reason many of our global clients choose to work with us, and why they trust us with their most complex, cross-border work. As an associate, this means you will work on teams that span the entirety of a matter—not just the work of one jurisdiction—and experience the international nature of the work.  

We are proud of our achievements—revenue of more than US$1.5 billion, three practices rated Band 1 in Chambers Global, top ranked for diversity and pro bono programmes—but we will not rest on our laurels. Last year, we launched an ambitious five-year growth strategy that will strengthen our position as a top-of-mind firm for global clients—and an employer of choice for top talent. The London office is a key pillar of that strategy, contributing to the global success, the London office revenues are more than £290 million.

This combination of strength and ambition means exciting career opportunities: more international—and more cutting-edge—work throughout your career, and experience that will benefit you wherever your career journey takes you.

Who we’re looking for

There is no such thing as a typical White & Case lawyer. We don’t have a template. We’re proud that our people are from a wide variety of backgrounds. We attract people with a global mindset, who prioritise learning about different cultures, experiences, languages and viewpoints.

It goes without saying that we expect intelligence and academic excellence. But the way you think is crucial. You need to be able to analyse how the law works and be creative, yet pragmatic, in your interpretation of it. Our clients depend on our lawyers’ ability to resolve a complex issue or structure an international transaction on their behalf.

We value collaboration and a team-oriented mindset. Clients and colleagues will depend on you to perform tasks accurately, efficiently and on time, and to work in teams to get the legal work done. 

Our culture

We have a diverse, enriching and enjoyable work culture. Globally, our lawyers represent 90 nationalities and speak 80 languages, and in London we have 55 nationalities and speak 36 languages. This is vital to our ability to effectively represent our diverse clients throughout the world. We offer an open-door, collaborative culture that fosters strong internal working relationships across our offices worldwide. In London, we work with 22 offices across the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region, which means White & Case has one of the most extensive international footprints compared to other UK firms.

By increasing the diversity of students and professionals at the Firm, we create a dynamic, supportive work environment and develop teams that provide the best solutions for our clients. Our clients appreciate our multijurisdictional agility and our proven ability to get things done strategically across borders. 

We go a long way to attract talent and to make sure that our lawyers have a fulfilling personal and professional experience at the Firm. Our affinity groups and women’s networks offer their members the opportunity to support and mentor each other and also focus on talent management. We benefit from a number of global and local diversity programmes that help the Firm consistently achieve top international rankings on diversity.

Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity is not a buzzword. It’s about quality and excellence, now and in the future. We go a long way to attract diverse talent––both students and experienced lawyers. Our lawyers are active in a number of Firm-led and collaborative initiatives aimed at making a significant impact on diversity starting at school to university and law firms to NGOs.

And we are winning awards. Euromoney Legal Media Group has just honored White & Case nine times for the accomplishments of its women lawyers and the Firm’s commitment to their success: seven times at the Euromoney Legal Media Group Europe Women in Business Law Awards in London, and twice at the Euromoney Legal Media Group Americas Women in Business Law Awards in New York.  

In addition for the London office in 2017, White & Case Partner Joshua Siaw has been named, for the second consecutive year, as one of Britain’s most influential people of African or African Caribbean heritage by the prestigious Powerlist 2017 publication, and Laura Hoyland was the awarded the Rising Star in the tax practice.

Learn more about our Diversity and Women's Initiatives

Global Citizenship

Through our Global Citizenship Initiative, you can feel proud of being part of a Firm that takes its responsibilities as a global citizen seriously, and by leveraging our unique global footprint and ability to collaborate across borders, does work that makes a tangible difference on a wide range of social and environmental issues.

You will have unparalleled opportunities to do cutting-edge pro bono work on the issues that matter most to you—both locally and cross-border, with many of the world’s leading NGOs. The Firm expects every lawyer to work a minimum of 20 pro bono hours each year.

Many of our team building activities have a charitable or volunteer focus. In London, we support our Charity Partner KIDS, which is a leading children’s disability charity, through focused fundraising, volunteering and pro bono assistance.  

You will receive training in the emerging field of business and human rights when you first join us. We invite all interested lawyers to engage with this new initiative, which the IBA considers to touch every area of legal practice.

We invite you to read more in our Social Responsibility Review.

I am involved on complex and high profile deals with colleagues and clients from around the world. The support from my team has been excellent, and it's great to work with friendly and talented people.

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Roles

Some of our areas of practice include:

Arbitration

For our International Arbitration Practice Group, international arbitration isn’t the occasional instruction: It’s all we do. Our deep and varied practice sets us apart and affords our clients invaluable insight into winning strategies and arguments. Our team’s collective experience brings with it unrivalled knowledge of arbitrators, institutions, expert witnesses and opposing counsel, which can make the difference in the outcome of a dispute.

Awards & Recognitions

For the third year in a row, White & Case has been ranked the top international arbitration practice in the world by Global Arbitration Review, as announced at an awards ceremony in Milan on March 29, 2017.

Asset Finance

We are a recognised leader and innovator in asset-based and structured financing transactions. Our team has been involved in every significant development in asset-based finance, including in the cross-border market, pioneering many of the tax, legal and financial structures used in countries around the world.

Bank Finance

A role in our banking finance team requires an ability to navigate the complexities of this constantly shifting and increasingly international market, while providing a local presence and deep insight for clients. Our lawyers understand intricate transactions on a global scale and apply their knowledge and experience to structuring innovative deals. We serve the needs of many of the largest banks in the United States, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia, and also have a significant practice advising sponsors and corporate borrowers.

Capital Markets

Members of our capital markets team are expected to navigate every complexity of evolving markets and products, providing efficient advice on any type of transaction. All our associates contribute to White & Case’s reputation for giving groundbreaking capital markets advice in mature and growth markets and solid experience reaching across all the G20 countries.

Commercial Litigation

Employees in this role represent clients in all stages of domestic and international litigation. Members of our team regularly collaborate with lawyers and industry professionals, focusing on antitrust, international arbitration, intellectual property and environmental law, as well as our industry professionals.

Known for our strength in class action work, and an expertise in regulatory requirements, our litigators have represented clients before all types of trial, appellate, regulatory and alternative dispute resolution tribunals around the world.

Construction

We advise clients across the globe on all their construction-related legal needs, from the drafting of tender and project documentation to the resolution of disputes arising out of projects. Our diverse client base spans governments and states, energy and utility companies, lenders, developers and contractors, giving our lawyers the chance to apply their knowledge and experience in shifting commercial and legal landscapes. 

Lawyers in this role prepare and negotiate commercially appropriate, special conditions for all major forms of construction contracts, as well as bespoke contracts and ancillary documents, including financial support arrangements, concession contracts, joint venture agreements, technology supply and license agreements, and operation and maintenance contracts.

Employment, Pensions and Benefits

We advise across the full spectrum of employment, compensation and benefits issues, including advisory and transactional, contentious and non-contentious. Responsibilities include advising on issues from executive compensation, employment, incentives, labour, employee relations, disputes, HR policies and privacy, to restructuring, pensions and immigration.

Financial Restructuring and Insolvency

Our practice represents clients in all aspects of restructurings, workouts and insolvency matters, including both transactional and litigation cases. Our lawyers regularly represent multinational corporations in simultaneous proceedings in virtually every corner of the world.

Intellectual Property

Leading pharmaceutical innovators, fast-growing Internet and other technology companies turn to us for their most important intellectual property (IP) and technology needs. London also boasts a Rising Star award winner from Law 360 in the Privacy and Data Protection practice.

M&A Corporate and Private Equity

M&A Corporate

Acquisitions, disposals and joint ventures have always been an important strategic option for corporations, financial institutions and private equity investors. Associates are expected to deliver an innovative, exemplary service, and build lasting relationships. Our team has been involved in a number of market "firsts", our knowledge and experience enabling us to devise creative deal structures, win auctions, design acquisition and disposal programmes and implement productive strategies for acquirers, sellers or acquisition targets.

M&A Private Equity

Experience, speed and the ability to innovate are essential skills for this role. From groundbreaking, monumental acquisitions to smaller strategic add-on deals, our private equity teams have implemented transactions with precision and care for established institutions, entrepreneurs and emerging visionaries alike, developing creative strategies to win auctions, mitigate risks and close deals quickly.

Awards & Recognitions

The M&A Advisor named the following White & Case lawyers as "Emerging Leaders—EMEA" for 2017:

  • Emma Parr (London) – Partner, Private Equity
  • Ian Wallace (London) – Partner, Financial Restructuring and Insolvency

The winners were chosen for their accomplishments as M&A, financing and turnaround professionals under the age of 40 working in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Project Finance

White & Case is the truly global law firm for project development and project finance transactions. Our lawyers possess the wherewithal, foresight, flexibility and experience to deliver results under the most challenging conditions, providing New York, English, Islamic and local law advice and insight into local markets.

Real Estate

Working in our real estate team means being part of an evolving global industry. You will need to adapt and respond to the diverse and ever-changing requirements of property investors and users to ensure White & Case remains at the forefront of this fast-developing practice area.

Tax

Members of our tax team possess strong national and cross-border experience, effectively and efficiently partnering with our clients to ensure tax efficiency, risk reduction, avoidance of tax controversy and the successful resolution of unavoidable dispute.

White Collar

Our team regularly handles a wide range of complex, high-stakes and multijurisdictional legal matters. We draw upon our deep bench of highly knowledgeable experts to provide comprehensive and cost-effective representation and advice to clients facing exposure to civil and criminal liability.

Support for your career

We know the importance of staying on top of legal developments and provide many opportunities to develop your skills through face-to-face, online and other courses. But being a good lawyer at White & Case is also about great client relationships, mentoring others and developing business, our professional development programme supports your technical and business development skills.

Professional development

We believe that professional development is an integral part of becoming a great lawyer, and offer globally available training programmes, supplemented by local practice specific and business skills training. Associates are also encouraged to take advantage of our unmatched global network of offices and secondment opportunities to gain insight into the international nature of our work.

From the start, you will be given real work with real deadlines for real clients. We are committed to training and providing development opportunities to help you grow as a lawyer. We encourage an entrepreneurial approach and involve our associates in direct client contact. The manner in which we staff our deals guarantees that you will have an international component to just about any assignment you are given, no matter which office you call home.

Training

Our customised training programmes are designed to offer you invaluable skills and knowledge of the best practices available. They are developed, refined and taught by our skilled partners and senior lawyers, our in-house professional development team and leading industry experts. Your course progress is monitored closely and, through normal sequencing, you’ll meet your Continuing Legal Education requirements. 

The Learning Forum
The Learning Forum is a centralised, global learning and development site that gives associates access to the Firm’s network of training resources, and control over their professional development. Under The Learning Forum, associates have a variety of practice-specific and business-skills training opportunities at their fingertips, from online training sessions (live and recorded) to external resources available for their development.

Milestone programmes
Milestone programmes bring associates together at similar stages of their careers to receive training on topics that are appropriate for their career level. By bringing together participants from different offices, Milestone programmes also provide opportunities to network and create contacts with colleagues across the Firm.

Section-specific training
Sections offer training programmes that ensure associates continue to improve their legal knowledge, and acquire and develop new skills. The training curriculums are comprehensive, ensuring that associates are familiar with, and understand the foundations of, various legal mechanics and documents. Topical seminars are often given to address innovations and developments in specific practice areas. 

Sample section-specific courses include: Analysing Financial Statements, Closing M&A Transactions, Confidentiality Agreements, Drafting Client Alerts, Prospectus Drafting, Interpretation of Contracts, Regulatory Issues in Finance Transactions, Acting for Second Lien Lenders, Security for Costs in International Arbitration, Cross Examination of Experts in Arbitration.

We also offer seminars on ethical issues.

New Associate Conference
Shortly after joining the Firm, new associates participate in a three-day conference in one of our EMEA locations. The conference aims to introduce new associates to the Firm, our culture and vision, and to provide ample opportunity for associates to meet their colleagues. Programming includes substantive training, team-building and social events. By the end of the conference, a new associate will be ready to start his/her career at the Firm.

Career guidance

Throughout your career, we provide formal and informal mentoring and support to guide you in every aspect of your career development.

Our professional development team, which includes former practicing lawyers, also supports your career at every level. The team looks at every associate in our EMEA offices to ensure each is getting the training they need. They ensure that challenging work is being appropriately allocated, and that everyone receives valuable career guidance. They’re also there to listen to each associate’s needs, suggestions and concerns.

Career Framework 

The Firm has adopted a Career Framework. The aim of the Career Framework is to:

  • Provide you with an indication of the skills and behaviors expected of you and allow you to manage your own development 
  • Outline what is required for you to be a successful lawyer by defining what high performance looks like at each career level, regardless of business section or practice group

The Career Framework is then supplemented with technical skills and competencies to provide detailed guidance on skills to be developed in particular practice areas. Together with the Career Framework, technical skills and competencies provides associates with a clear picture of what is expected of them at each level of practice.

Evaluation process

The evaluation process is a very important part of your career development. Our partners understand the importance of continuous feedback and will always try to sit down with you after each piece of work. You will also receive one formal evaluation per year. The reviews are based on the competencies outlined in the Career Framework. This gives you an opportunity to receive feedback on your work performance and set goals for the coming year.

Employee benefits

We offer a flexible portfolio of benefits, services and programmes designed to support you in your career goals and lifestyle requirements. Some of the benefits currently available include:

  • Private medical insurance
  • Group income protection insurance
  • Life assurance
  • Group personal pension plan
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Group critical illness insurance
  • Travel insurance
  • Retail vouchers
  • Dental coverage
  • Healthcare cash plan
  • Health account (which includes options for gym membership)
  • Give as you earn
  • Employee support service
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Private GP services
  • Cycle to work
  • Flexible holidays
  • Car leasing
  • Skin cancer screening
  • Health and well-being checks

How to apply in the United Kingdom

To search for a role at White & Case, please click on apply online and if suitable, submit your CV and cover letter via our careers portal.

White & Case United Kingdom

White & Case LLP 
5 Old Broad Street 
London EC2N 1DW 
United Kingdom 
+44 20 7532 1000

Why join us

We recruit enterprising, talented and ambitious team players who share our commitment to providing the highest possible level of service and added value to our clients. We require integrity and a high level of responsibility from our people. We value enthusiasm and a proactive approach, the ability to innovate and be a team player, and an aptitude for analytical and creative thinking. Our business services professionals have outstanding academic and professional qualifications, and we expect each of them to contribute to the collegial and supportive atmosphere. 

At White & Case, we strive to achieve excellence in everything we do. Our London office provides an extensive range of services, and plays an integral role in maintaining our reputation as a respected and ambitious global law firm. 

We are proud of our achievements—revenue of more than US$1.5 billion, three practices rated Band 1 in Chambers Global, top ranked for diversity and pro bono programmes—but we will not rest on our laurels. Last year, we launched an ambitious five-year growth strategy that will strengthen our position as a top-of-mind firm for global clients—and an employer of choice for top talent. The London office is a key pillar in that strategy contributing more than £290 million in revenue.

As a high-stretch, high-reward organisation, leadership and performance support are important to us. Our naturally diverse teams of talented professionals are given the opportunity to work on a wide variety of exciting international projects. The work is challenging but rewarding, with a focus on ongoing professional development, an engaging work environment and the chance to really make a difference. 

The Firm recognises that our employees spend a significant part of their everyday lives at the workplace. That’s why we provide excellent benefits and maintain a positive and friendly work environment, support ongoing personal and professional development and reward outstanding achievements. 

Our culture

We have a diverse, enriching and enjoyable work culture. Our employees represent 97 nationalities and speak 89 languages, which is vital to our ability to effectively represent our diverse clients throughout the world. We offer an open-door, collaborative culture that fosters strong internal working relationships across our offices worldwide.

We go a long way to attract talent and to make sure that our people have a fulfilling personal and professional experience at the Firm. Our affinity groups and women’s networks offer their members the opportunity to support and mentor each other and also focus on talent management. We benefit from a number of global and local diversity programmes that help the Firm consistently achieve top international rankings on diversity.   

Our employees are active in a number of Firm-led and collaborative initiatives aimed at making a significant impact on diversity.

Learn more about our Diversity and Women’s Initiative

Global Citizenship

Through our Global Citizenship Initiative, you can feel proud of being part of a Firm that takes its responsibilities as a global citizen seriously and, by leveraging our unique global footprint and ability to collaborate across borders, does work that makes a tangible difference on a wide range of social and environmental issues.

Many of our team building activities have a charitable or volunteer focus. In London, we support our Charity Partner KIDS, which is a leading children’s disability charity, through focused fundraising, volunteering and pro bono assistance.  

We invite you to read more in our Global Citizenship Review.

White & Case has also given me the opportunity to travel to many different countries and be part of a variety of different projects that have developed my overall skill set considerably.

Debbie Beetz
Finance Department, London
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White & Case has provided me with the opportunity to gain fantastic international work experience and the support to drive my career in new and interesting directions.

Matthew Kiley
Strategic Initiatives, London
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One of the reasons I was originally attracted to White & Case was its global footprint. On a day-to-day basis I could be speaking to colleagues in Asia, Europe or the Americas.

Tom Lavin
Marketing Operations, London
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Roles

We recruit for a wide variety of positions. Find out more about each one.

Business Development and Marketing

At White & Case the marketing and business development professionals work closely with partners and others to grow the Firm’s revenue. This includes developing a deep understanding of the practice or industries supporting key clients, identifying new business opportunities and responding to client requests for proposals, developing marketing communications campaigns, press and internal communications and design. To succeed here you need to be exceptional in your field, committed to excellence and fearless in your approach.

Finance

White & Case’s finance department provides a professional business support service, with responsibilities including planning, organising, auditing, accounting for and controlling the Firm’s finances. Members of our finance team strive to achieve the highest standards of service while lowering costs and maintaining effective control of the Firm.

Human Resources

People are an integral part of White & Case. Our team of HR professionals works alongside partners to create an engaged and effective workforce and ensure delivery of our global strategy. We believe in a culture of collaboration and mutual support, where employees can pursue opportunities for personal and professional development. Areas of specialism include:

  • Learning and development
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Mobility 
  • Recruitment
  • Benefits 
Information Technology

Our London IT team works closely with the wider global technology services department to provide operations and business systems support for White & Case’s cutting-edge technology services, with technical disciplines including:

  • IT support and training
  • Audio-visual support
  • Business applications support
  • Configuration and project management
  • Networking and telephony support

Operations Team

Our operations team manages a variety of essential services that ensure the office runs smoothly and employees and clients alike enjoy a safe and comfortable environment. 

Key areas of responsibility include general administrative support; premises management; office services support; guest services; health, safety and environment; and corporate travel services. 

Practice Assistant Support

White & Case practice assistants are a valuable resource, providing flexible, high quality and comprehensive workflow management and organisational services to support lawyers and fellow team members. Employees are expected to gain a thorough understanding of all aspects of client requirements, allowing them to maintain excellent standards of service.  

Part of a three-tiered administrative function, alongside document specialist and administrative assistant roles, our practice assistants collaborate proactively to improve working processes, anticipate the needs of clients and colleagues, and take initiative where appropriate.

Applying in London

We welcome direct applications. To search for a role at White & Case, please click on apply online and, if suitable, submit your CV and cover letter via our Taleo careers portal.

Benefits

We offer a flexible portfolio of benefits, services and programmes designed to support you in your career goals and lifestyle requirements. Some of the benefits currently available include:

  • Private medical insurance
  • Group income protection insurance
  • Life assurance
  • Group personal pension plan
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Group critical illness insurance
  • Travel insurance
  • Retail vouchers
  • Dental coverage
  • Healthcare cash plan
  • Health account (which includes options for gym membership)
  • Give as you earn
  • Employee support service
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Private GP services
  • Cycle to work
  • Flexible holidays
  • Car leasing
  • Skin cancer screening
  • Health and well-being checks
White & Case United Kingdom

White & Case LLP 
5 Old Broad Street 
London EC2N 1DW 
United Kingdom 
+44 20 7532 1000