Careers

Wedlake Bell is a great place to work. Our reputation attracts blue chip clients, household names and international brands. Our size ensures a friendly working environment with room to be noticed.

People thrive here because they work with great clients alongside bright people who genuinely take pleasure in what they do. According to The Legal Week Employer Report 2015 we are one of the top 10 Law firms to work for in the UK.

We:

  • believe in the importance of enjoying what you do
  • cultivate a friendly, supportive and nurturing environment
  • are committed to a healthy work-life balance

Trainees

Wedlake Bell is committed to providing high quality training for our trainees. Each recruit is carefully selected and our aim is to retain as many trainees at the end of their training contracts as possible.

Our philosophy

We regard our trainees as the future of our business. This philosophy guarantees that you will receive the best training possible in a friendly and supportive environment. At the same time, we will ensure that your training contract is stimulating and rewarding.

Our reputation as high quality, approachable and commercial lawyers attracts a calibre of client more readily associated with a large city firm. As a trainee you will experience the benefits of working on complex legal transactions but in an environment where everyone knows your name.

Both our summer vacation scheme and our training contracts are commended as amongst the best in London by the Lex 100 survey.

 

“The firm continues to impress with a ‘strong emphasis’ on providing support and development opportunities to its trainees with ‘partners always available to answer questions’.”

“If you are looking for a firm where ‘trainees are viewed as the future’ then Wedlake Bell is a great choice.”
The Lex 100

Bigger teams mean a greater pool of people to provide work, and more variety in their training.”

“Commercial and residential property typify the dual strength of Wedlake Bell’s practice” and in the Private Client team “Work is varied and can be fascinating”

“Chambers UK picks out the firm’s private client, IP and property groups as outstanding. ”
Chambers 2013