UK Students
UK Students

Why Akin Gump?

  • We provide commercial legal solutions, for high-profile cases. Our work is always fast-paced and often precedent-making. Akin Gump’s London office is an exciting and inspiring environment to train as a lawyer.
  • Our London office has supportive, friendly teams who work collaboratively. You will have the opportunity to get to know everyone in a collegiate environment.
  • There is a high level of partner involvement in our training programme. Our trainees learn through first-hand experiences, working side by side on commercial transactions and disputes with experienced and highly regarded practitioners. Our trainees are an integral part of our teams and as such take on early responsibility and use their initiative continuously.
  • We offer up to four trainee solicitor places per year. By focusing on a smaller intake we maintain flexibility and seek to continue to grow organically through junior lawyer retention.
  • You will have the choice of sitting within the financial restructuring, corporate/M&A, energy, finance, financial regulatory, funds/investment management, litigation/arbitration, competition or tax practice areas. You will always be supervised by England and Wales qualified senior lawyers.
  • Seats can be tailored to durations of six or three months across the two-year training programme to provide a breadth of experience.
  • We are able to offer tailored international and client secondment opportunities.
  • Trainees are fully encouraged to participate in the variety of pro bono projects the firm is involved in.
  • We are proud sponsors of City Year UK which provides mentors to volunteers supporting students growing up in disadvantaged communities.