Opportunities to meet us
“Get to know us” meetings
We offer a limited number of one-to-one meetings for candidates to visit the office, talk with a current trainee and have a tour during which you will meet some of our lawyers.
Applying to meet us
If you would like to apply for a “get to know us” opportunity, please send your cover letter and CV (including your grades in tort, trusts, property and contract if you have already studied these topics) to email@example.com.
Making an application
Recruitment for training contracts starting in 2024, 2025 and beyond is now opened.
To apply, you must complete our application form. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you an application.
The deadline for applications to be received by us is Friday, 14 July 2023.
Our recruitment process
We apply strict selection criteria to all training contract applications to ensure that we are recruiting a diverse group of trainees, solely on their merits. Applications are reviewed on an anonymous basis and we take account of mitigating circumstances where appropriate. In the later stages our younger lawyers are involved in the assessment process.
Our academic criteria
- AAB at A level or equivalent
- 2:1 or equivalent in any degree (achieved or predicted)
- An average grade of 60% or above in tort, trusts, contract and land law (achieved or predicted)
- At least a commendation in the GDL (if applicable) and the LPC or equivalent in the SQE.
Our skills criteria
We are specifically seeking candidates who demonstrate the following skills or potential to develop them:
- Commercial awareness
- Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
- An interest in the law as it relates to one or more of our practice areas : international finance, international dispute resolution, tax, energy, pojects and corporate law
- A willingness to learn and ability to learn quickly
- An international outlook
- Common sense and initiative
- Work experience gained in a law firm
- Priority will be given to candidates who are able to speak and write French to at least A-level standard
If you meet our academic and skills selection criteria, we will ask you to complete some exercises online. If you are successful, we will invite you to attend an assessment day. This is an opportunity for you to meet the team and to decide whether Gide London is the right fit for you. We will also ask you to take part in various tasks to demonstrate your skills and potential. We believe that this part of selecting our future trainees is very definitely a two-way process and we will give you plenty of opportunity to have frank discussions with our current trainees and our lawyers.
If you pass the assessment, you will be invited to an interview with the Gide London Managing Partner and the Training Principal. Interviews will take place by the end of September and we generally interview around 10% of applicants.
We will aim to make offers to successful candidates in the firsr two weeks of October 2023 and we will give you two weeks within which to accept or decline our offer.
We will always inform you if your application has not been successful and will provide the reasons for your being unsuccessful upon request. We will do our best to respond as quickly as possible, but we may not get back to you until November once the recruitment programme has finished.