We offer our trainee solicitors broad-based training in a fast-moving and challenging environment.

The work we do is both high quality and highly demanding. Our clients work at the cutting-edge of their industry sectors and we expect our lawyers to think creatively in response to the challenges that this brings.

Our trainees take on responsibility from day one and enjoy varied and challenging work for industry-shaping clients. If you become a trainee with us, you will be given the chance to excel. Although the work you will do will be hard, we take pride in the knowledge that our environment is genuinely friendly and stimulating.

We recognise that our lawyers are our most important asset and we recruit strong graduates capable of developing expert legal skills and commercial acumen. A certain level of intelligence and common sense is a prerequisite, but more importantly we look for well-rounded individuals who will fit in well.

Our trainee solicitors are outgoing, articulate team-players, willing to work hard when called upon and genuinely interested in progressing their careers. We aim to recruit people who will stay with the firm and therefore seek candidates who have a long-term interest in Bird & Bird and the sectors and areas of legal practice we focus on.

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Bird & Bird Hong Kong

The Hong Kong office will recruit two to four trainee solicitors to start in September 2023. We will consider applications from graduates from a variety of disciplines. We look for rounded individuals who fit in well in our environment. The trainees we recruit will be outgoing, articulate team players, willing to work hard when called upon and genuinely interested in progressing their careers. We recruit individuals with excellent academic results. 

Our training contract and the application process:

Successful applicants will first be invited to attend interviews for a summer placement. Then four to five students will undertake a four-week placement in June/July. 

This summer placement is an opportunity for the candidate to be exposed to a real work environment and gain insight into the life of a modern forward thinking commercial law firm - the people, the environment and the different aspects of our work. You will have the opportunity to work in different departments: corporate, commercial, intellectual property, dispute resolution or employment and become actively involved in different areas and the work carried out there, attend in-house seminars and have the opportunity to meet members of the firm at every level.

For more information and key dates please view the table below or our brochure:

 summer internship

Key Dates:

hk graduates 

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