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Training in London

Our two-year London Training programme provides you with a wealth of experiences and excellent training to ensure a successful start to your career as an English law-qualified lawyer. We will recruit our 2023 trainee intake from our summer 2021 vacation scheme participants.

What to expect

Our vacation scheme offers a perfect introduction to a career in law and to Davis Polk. You’ll work on international transactions for some of our major clients and learn about our practice, culture and distinctive approach to client care.

If selected as one of our London trainees, before joining us we will provide training to help you through the first and second stages of the SQE. Throughout your two-year training programme that follows, you’ll experience both our corporate and finance practices, spend time in a specialist area of law (tax, financial regulatory or antitrust) and work in our New York office for six months. You’ll share an office with a senior lawyer, receive tailored training and have extensive contact with and access to our partners.