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Company Profile - SGH Martineau LLP

Overview

We are a corporate and commercially orientated law firm that services a diverse range of clients across a number of key sectors. In a changing world, our entrepreneurial spirit and leading-edge expertise in those areas, means that we think, act and do things in a way that delivers the best solution to achieve our clients’ business needs.

We have a team of more than 60 partners, 130 other lawyers and 130 support staff all working together to deliver outstanding results.

Who are we?

As a top 70 UK law firm, we provide genuine industry-leading expertise to companies, public sector organisations and private individuals across the globe offering the full spectrum of legal services.

We also have an international reach through Multilaw and LEGUS – two of the leading, independent international networks of law firms, over 6 continents – which means we have on-the-ground representation overseas for our clients with international business operations. Reflecting the importance of UK-US trade links, we are the only firm based outside of North America belonging to State Law Resources.

Our specialist niche areas of expertise set us apart from other law firms. By concentrating our long-term strategy on sectors with projected strong growth, we are able to provide greater resources to meet increasing client demand in those areas. Our chosen sectors are Energy, Education, Banking, Leisure, Private Wealth, Industry & Manufacturing and Investment Funds.

Other sectors in which we have built up strong, cross-disciplinary teams of specialist lawyers include Corporate, Services to Lenders, Corporate Finance, Capital Projects, Financial Services, Private Capital, Commercial Disputes, Commercial Property, Mergers & Acquisitions, Automotive, Charities & Trusts, Construction & Engineering, Financial Disputes, Technology, Property Disputes, Real Estate and Retail.

SGH Martineau

Career Opportunities

Training Contracts

Training Contracts are typically offered two years in advance of start dates. Each year we look for 10 – 12 trainees. If you would like to apply for a training contract to begin in September 2014, you will need to apply online between January 2013 – 31 July 2013.

Mini-Vacation Schemes

We also hold mini-vacation schemes which last two days and are a fantastic opportunity to gain an insight into life at the firm.

We welcome applications for our two day mini-vacation scheme from final year non-law students, penultimate year law students and graduates. During the two days we provide the opportunity for you to see how people at SGH Martineau work with the guidance of Partners, Associates and Solicitors. You'll also be given a real chance to ask those burning questions you have during our ‘speed networking’ sessions.

Attending a mini-vacation scheme will also contribute to 75% of the assessments required for a training contract at the firm.

If you want to apply for a place on one of our mini-vacation schemes taking place in April, June and July 2013, you will need to apply online between January 2013 – 24 February 2013.

http://www.sghmartineau.com/trainingcontracts/

Training and Development

Trainees are vital to our future and no effort is spared to give the best possible experience and support to them. We work in partnership with our trainees and provide mentoring, supervision, support and exposure to the key areas of the firm’s practice. Trainees are actively encouraged to be an integral part of our team by delivering legal solutions to our clients while benefiting from quality work.

Trainees benefit from a structured career training programme tailored to their personal development needs. It covers not only legal technical matters but also a business and commercial approach which has never been more central to successful professional careers.

Trainees rotate every four months which results in gaining a broader experience and also the possibility of repeating a seat. We now offer training contracts based within our London office.

What we look for

We look for our trainees to be enthusiastic, committed, have commercial flair, good business skills and creativity. Trainees also need to have good academic ability.

What we offer

Maintenance grants up to £4,500.
Interest free loan for GDL and sponsorship for LPC.
Competitive benefits package.

Salary (Birmingham):
£23,000 per annum (first year)
£25,000 per annum (second year)

How to apply

www.sghmartineau.com/trainingcontracts

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