Training Contract London 2026

Trainees in our London office work directly with senior lawyers across practices and industry groups on complex and, frequently, cross-border matters. We offer a hands-on and varied experience where trainees build a thorough understanding of our firm’s business and of working with international, high-profile clients.

Engagement and teamwork are the foundation of the training you will experience at Morgan Lewis. You can expect to be an active member of a busy team and play a real part in doing challenging legal work. While classic “seat” allocations bring a practice area focus to each six-month phase of your training, the versatility and integration of our lawyers ensures that you will have a varied workload and regular exposure to diverse learning experiences.

We currently offer seats in Antitrust, Corporate & Business Transactions, Finance, Investment Management, Labour & Employment, Litigation, and Structured Transactions, IP as well as the occasional client secondment in London. The majority of our trainees will also undertake a secondment in one of our international offices, including Dubai and Singapore.

Pay and benefits

Candidates who have accepted a training contract offer with Morgan Lewis will receive a maintenance grant (paid in instalments), as well as the full payment of fees for both the PGDL and SQE/LPC. The firm does not provide retrospective funding for law school fees or maintenance grants.

  • 1st year salary: £50,000 per annum.
  • 2nd year salary: £55,000 per annum.
  • Qualification salary: £150,000 per annum.

Benefits include life assurance, private medical and dental insurance, pension, and income protection.

Applications for our 2026 Training Contracts are now open, with a deadline of 5 July 2024.Applicants will first need to complete the online application form, the second stage of the process is a phone interview with HR and if successful candidates will be invited to an assessment centre, which includes a partner interview, group activity, written exercise, and discussion panel with partners.

DEADLINE 5th July 2024