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Slaughter and May

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Senior Partner: Steve Cooke
Number of UK partners: 92
Number of UK fee earners: 695

Asset Management:
Robert Chaplin, Paul Dickson, Andy Ryde
Brexit: Jeff Twentyman, Jan Putnis, Kathrine Meloni
Capital Markets (Equity): Nilufer von Bismarck, Andy Ryde
Capital Markets (Debt): Matthew Tobin
Competition: Philippe Chappatte, John Boyce
Competition Litigation: Richard Swallow
Contentious Tax: Dominic Robertson, Richard Jeens
Corporate & Commercial: Andy Ryde, Roland Turnill
Cyber: Rob Sumroy, Paul Mudie
Data Protection & Privacy: Rob Sumroy, Rebecca Cousin
Dispute Resolution: Sarah Lee
Environment: Richard Todd
Financial Regulation: Jan Putnis, Ben Kingsley, Nick Bonsall
Financing: Andrew McClean Global Investigations: Jonathan Cotton, Richard Swallow, Deborah Finkler
Information Technology:
Rob Sumroy Infrastructure, Energy & Natural Resources: Mike Corbett, Hywel Davies Insurance: Jonathan Marks
Intellectual Property: Susie Middlemiss
Mergers & Acquisitions: Roland Turnill, Andy Ryde
Outsourcing: Rob Sumroy
Pensions & Employment: Charles Cameron
Private Equity: Jeff Twentyman
Real Estate: Jane Edwarde, John Nevin, Richard Todd
Restructuring & Insolvency: Ian Johnson, Richard de Carle, Tom Vickers
Sport: Andrew Jolly, Rob Sumroy
Tax: Sara Luder 

THE FIRM Slaughter and May is a leading international law firm with a worldwide corporate, commercial and financing practice. The firm provides incisive advice while ensuring real value for money, and a professional service of the highest calibre. Slaughter and May is recognised throughout the business and legal community for its ability to help its clients realise and develop commercial opportunities, no matter how challenging the setting.

The firm’s clients range from governments to entrepreneurs, from funds to leading banks, from retailers to entertainment companies and from industrial conglomerates to Premier League football clubs. It is trusted adviser to the largest UK and global public companies and acts for more FTSE companies than any other law firm. The firm launched Collaborate, its first legal tech programme to enhance the firm’s engagement with the best new legal tech developers, to help shape the development of legal tech and to identify future efficiencies in the delivery of legal services more generally.

Throughout its history, Slaughter and May has both supported and practised entrepreneurialism and innovation. It recognises the value innovation can bring to complement its traditional strengths and support its lawyers to deliver the best in class, business-focused advice on which its reputation is built. The firm’s initiatives include its emerging tech programme, its legal tech incubator, and its regular thought leadership publications and innovation and emerging tech blog. For Slaughter and May, innovation means using its creative problem solving skills to identify areas for improvement and find new ways of working which add value for its clients.

GLOBAL CHALLENGE The firm advises on significant international mandates involving over 140 countries annually. The firm’s international approach is driven by the fundamental principle that complex cross-border matters require first-class legal expertise rooted in a deep knowledge of local practice, procedures and culture. The firm’s global reach matches its clients’ requirements wherever in the world that may be. It works with the best lawyers around the world and acts as lead international counsel to deliver innovative solutions to its clients’ challenges.

RECRUITMENT There are approximately 80-85 vacancies for trainee solicitors per year. In addition, work experience placements are available at Easter and during the summer for penultimate year undergraduates considering a career in law. The firm also runs two day Winter Workshops in December for law and non-law finalists and graduates, and Open Days at Easter for first year law students. Applications should be made using the online form which can be accessed via the website ( Further information is available on the careers section of the firm’s website.


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