Sidley’s London office offers students the best of both worlds—the experience of working in one of the largest international law firms along with the relaxed, down-to-earth friendliness of a smaller office. Here you will find high-quality work on par with Magic Circle firms and an energetic, meritocratic and supportive environment.
There is a world of opportunities for you to get involved and make your mark at Sidley, from trainee right through to partner. We have a reputation for working on innovative, complex transactions, which helps to make life here all the more interesting and challenging.
You will have many opportunities to learn and develop during your training. You will get involved in real work from day one, and will gain international experience not by constantly traveling but by working on multijurisdictional matters and with people from all around the world.
Trainees spend time in at least four of our practice groups, which include: Capital Markets; Corporate and Securities, Competition , Disputes Resolution; Employment, Financial Services Regulation, Food and Drug Law, Funds, Global Finance, Insurance, Real Estate, Restructuring and Tax.
Trainees also have the opportunity to apply for international secondments to Hong Kong and Brussels as well as a client secondment..
In each group, you will sit with a partner or a senior associate to ensure that you receive individual training, which is both effective and based on practical experience. In addition, there is a structured timetable of training on a cross-section of subjects.
We take a flexible approach that is driven by your ability and willingness to contribute and develop. As a result, you can get as much as you like out of a particular seat, depending on how much you invest in it.