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WBD has scooped two awards at the Compliance Register Platinum Awards 2018.

The firm won the Best Consultancy/Law Firm – Regulatory Compliance Award for its work advising clients on key areas of compliance with the complex legislative and regulatory jigsaw that firms in the financial sector have to navigate. Legal Director Emma Radmore also won the award for Most Outstanding Female Compliance Professional. Emma, who has won awards for her training skills in previous years, advises and trains clients on all aspects of financial services regulation and the prevention of financial crime.

Womble Bond Dickinson is a full-service transatlantic law firm, created on 1 November 2017 through the combination of UK firm Bond Dickinson and US firm Womble Carlyle.

A UK Top 20, all service commercial, law firm, Womble Bond Dickinson has more than 420 partners and 1,000 lawyers based across 18 US cities and eight UK cities. The firm’s reach also extends to Europe where it has strategic partnerships with other law firms in Germany and France.

In the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson advises in excess of 40 FTSE 350 companies, many of the largest businesses in the country, government organisations and wealthy individuals. With a focus on eleven key sectors (Energy & Natural Resources; Financial Institutions; Healthcare; Insurance, Manufacturing;  Real Estate; Retail and Consumer; Transport, Logistics & Infrastructure; Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology & Life Sciences; Technology and Private Wealth) the firm’s experience allows it to build strong relationships and deliver an excellent service to clients.

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Statistics and facts

Firm type
  • International
Practice Areas
  • Corporate
  • Commercial
  • Property
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Banking & Finance
  • Insurance
  • Employment & Pensions
  • Energy
  • Infastructure
  • Will & Probate
  • Public Law
  • Competition & EU
  • Insolvency
  • IP
  • Media
  • Tax
Head quartersLondon
Number of Offices8
Office Locations - Overview
  • South
  • South West
  • North East
  • Scotland
  • International
Location of Major UK Offices
  • London
  • Bristol
  • Leeds
  • Southampton
  • Newcastle
  • Edinburgh
  • Aberdeen
  • Plymouth
Location of Major International Offices
  • United States
No of Partners120 (UK)
No of Lawyers572
Managing PartnerJonothan Blair

Training Contracts

Compulsory Seats
  • Corporate
  • Commercial
  • Property
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Banking & Finance
  • Insurance
  • Employment & Pensions
  • Energy
  • Infrastructure
  • Will & Probate
  • Public Law
  • Competition & EU
  • Insolvency
  • IP
  • Tax
Secondment SeatsClient secondments form part of the seat rotation

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Vacation Schemes

Training Contract Interview included?Yes
Training Contract Interview included? Additional commentsThe placements (vacation schemes) form part of the graduate recruitment process.
Assessment Process
  • Application Form
  • Graduate Recruitment Interview
  • Pre-recorded video interview
  • Assessment day

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Open Days

Insight days take place throughout the year and do not form part of the training contract recruitment process.

Further information can be found on our early careers page – https://www.womblebonddickinson.com/uk/careers/early-careers

Location
  • London
  • Bristol
  • Leeds
  • Southampton
  • Newcastle
Degree class2.1 or above (we do consider all applicantions)

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Apprenticeships

We realise that some young people want to get their career started as soon as possible and our apprenticeship programmes make it easier for you to do just that.We offer school leavers and those who choose not to go to University the opportunity to gain formal professional qualifications and a role in the legal profession through paid, on-the-job training.

https://www.womblebonddickinson.com/uk/careers/apprenticeships

Location
  • Bristol
  • Southampton
  • Newcastle
Assessment Process
  • Application Form
  • Assessment day
  • Placement
  • Panel interview
Partner Law School
  • City University London
  • Northumbria University

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