Inside... Our global law firm
45+ offices and counting 2,000 legal professionals International secondment opportunities for trainees Unrivalled reputation in emerging markets Largest law firm in the Middle East, with a rapidly expanding network
2 An interconnected world An introduction from our Senior Partner 3 The world is evolving. So are we Our global strategy and outlook 4 Welcome An introduction from our Training Principal 6 Sector focus What we do and the sectors we work in 8 Your route to becoming a lawyer For law and non-law candidates 10 Experience our firm Getting a flavour of what we have to offer 15 Where do you fit in? Which location, London, Manchester, Scotland or the Middle East is right for you? 16 What do we offer you? What happens after you have received a Training Contract offer 19 What do we look for? How to make a successful application 24 A life experience Not all work 27 A diverse business delivers Diversity at Clyde & Co 28 We look forward to meeting you How to contact us C ontents
An interconnected Wor ld
Thank you for taking the time to find out about Clyde & Co. It is my role to tell you more about our firm. You will no doubt be looking at a number of different law firms. We think there are a number of things that are distinctive about Clyde & Co. The first of these is our international reach and heritage. Of course lots of law firms are international these days but there are not many that are quite as international as us. With nearly 50 offices on six continents, we are the largest single partnership law firm by number of locations. That is no accident. Our international outlook has been part of who we are for a long time. We’ve been in Asia, the Middle East and Latin America for over 25 years. We’ve been in Africa and the United States, the world’s largest legal market, for a decade. This matters because in today’s increasingly global and interconnected world, we find that our clients want advisors that understand the international landscape. A second differentiator is the work we do. Like most of our competitors, we have a full range of practice areas across all aspects of dispute resolution and in corporate & commercial work. But we don’t just stop there. We also have a very defined sector focus. We specialise in the sectors that move (marine, aviation, trading), that build (infrastructure), that power (energy, commodities) and that protect (insurance) our global and interconnected world and underpin global trade and commerce. This matters because, when we speak to our clients we are not just speaking as experts in the law but as experts in their industries too. We find that our clients appreciate that approach.
Finally, we are a law firm that thinks hard about the future. We know that the world we live in is changing. The risks facing international business are more varied and complex than ever before. The impact of technology and the so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution will have an effect on all our lives. Our approach is not to hide away from these changes but to tackle them head on. We are committed to innovation. We are committed to understanding how these changes will play out in our clients’ industries. We want to be at the forefront of helping our clients navigate those changes.
If this interests you, we would be delighted to tell you more.
Simon Konsta Senior Partner
The wor ld is evolving. So are we Our firm has consistently pursued a strategy of focusing on core sectors on a global scale, with a particular focus on emerging markets; we are one of the fastest growing firms in the world and have doubled in size twice in the last decade. Our reputation in disputes, and particularly multi- jurisdictional disputes, is second to none. We have the largest dispute resolution practice of any leading UK law firm.
We are specialists in assisting businesses when they enter, operate and grow in new and emerging markets, helping them access capital and transact in the world’s capital markets. Our market-leading commercial team has particular expertise in IP and franchising, technology and outsourcing. We also have one of the largest employment and pensions practices of any City law firm and have dedicated employment expertise across our network. Our infrastructure practice is internationally recognised for its experience and ability to handle transactions of any capacity. Our global capability means we are also specialists in international arbitration, including developed forum and across all the emerging market centres, in particular Asia and the Middle East.
We have 3,600 staff working across nearly 50 offices and associated offices globally on six continents, and are supported by a strong management approach that provides continuity and stability. Our enterprising culture is underpinned by a single global partnership model that fosters collegiate participation and responsibility. We hire the best people in our chosen core sectors - genuine specialists. This combination of sector expertise and legal excellence allows us to provide the most innovative and commercial solutions to our clients. The Clyde’s story is simple: it has become one of the most global firms this country has produced outside of the magic circle” Cat Griffiths, The Lawyer July 2016 Our wholehearted commitment to our core sectors allows us to get under the skin of our clients’ businesses and provide unique perspectives.
Sector special ists
Our long history of advising the world’s insurance markets has taken us far beyond the insurance sector and into many facets of international trade. Today, our strategic aim is to be the best and most complete provider of legal services to business engaged in our core sectors:
Transportation Trade & Commodities
As patterns of global trade have shifted, we have actively invested in our international network tomeet the evolving needs of our clients. We invest for the long term and have always been early movers into key hubs of international commerce- as demonstrated by our
offices and associate office inMongolia and Indonesia. Mirroring our clients across the spread of their operations we view the world from their perspective, fully aware of their ambitions andmindful of the commercial realities of their markets.
Clyde & Co is a people business and recruiting and training the right people is something that the firm is passionate about. As someone who shares that passion, I was delighted to be appointed Training Principal. Our people are central to the success of our business. We invest in our lawyers throughout their career with us. We want our lawyers to be excellent legal practitioners but also genuine experts in their chosen sectors. Our clients rightly deserve the best service. We work hard to ensure that we are joined up across practice areas and across offices. We continually look for new ways to improve the services we offer to our clients. As a large, multi-faceted firmwe need people with different strengths and abilities. We aim to recruit a diverse mix of people who bring a broad range of skills, attributes and interests to Clyde & Co. Diversity makes our business stronger. If you think you have what it takes to work with Clyde & Co and to become part of its future, we would love to hear from you.
Trainee Solicitor : 2001 Qualified : 2003 Became Partner: 2010
Ed Mills-Webb Training Principal
Our combination of deep sector expertise and practice excellence delivers a distinct competitive advantage to our clients. The following pages will give you a flavour of our sectors and legal expertise. For more details please visit our website www.clydeco.com .
Aviation and Aerospace For the past ten years, Clyde & Co has been named as ‘Aviation Law Firm of theYear’ (Who’sWho Legal). In this field, we have expertise in areas such as emergency response, finance and leasing, insurance and liability.
Casualty and Healthcare Widely regarded as the market-leading practice, our Casualty and Healthcare team advises the largest insurance companies as well as many local authorities, emergency services, NHS Trusts and blue-chip companies. Our core areas of expertise are defendant personal injury and healthcare. We regularly advise on catastrophic injury cases, regulatory healthcare issues, HSE prosecutions and inquests.
Commercial Our international Commercial group advises on protection and privacy, e-commerce, franchising, intellectual property, and technology, media and telecommunications (TMT). The team has built its reputation advising large corporate clients in the field of technology.We also operate in the media, advertising and tourism sectors.
Corporate and Regulatory Our Corporate team has a particular expertise in M&A, transfers of businesses, strategic alliances, joint ventures and capital raising. We have a strong emerging market focus and help businesses to enter and grow in newmarkets. Our regulatory team advises companies on issues such as industry regulation, competition, data protection, health and safety, trade sanctions and corporate governance.
Dispute Resolution Whatever the forum – court, arbitration or Alternative Dispute Resolution – our Dispute Resolution team is regarded as one of the strongest in the world. Our work also includes general commercial, insolvency and property litigation. This strength is reflected right across our international network.
Employment, Pensions and Immigration Our Employment practice spans the UK, Asia and the Middle East. In the UK we are one of the only law firms to offer a specialist Pensions and Immigration service. Our global expertise is focused on the core industry sectors of insurance, reinsurance, transportation, energy and commodities.
Energy Our team of Energy lawyers is spread throughout our international network and has experience across every major hydrocarbon-producing area in the world.With our industry expertise and local knowledge, we are ideally placed to advise across the entire energy value chain, including oil and gas, power and utilities, renewables and natural resources.
Finance We have teams specialising in a broad range of Finance law areas including: transportation (shipping, aviation and rail), insurance, real estate and commodities. Across the globe, we act for some of the world’s leading financial institutions. Many of the finance projects we are involved with are cross-border, which means we can take full advantage of our international network to provide a global service.
Insolvency and Reorganisation Our Insolvency and Reorganisation practice provides commercial advice to both creditors and debtors on complex, domestic and cross-border insolvencies.We advise on a range of procedures, including administration and receivership, liquidation and restructuring, as well as tracing claims and fraud.
Insurance and Reinsurance The Insurance and Reinsurance sectors demand specialism on a global scale. Clyde & Co is the only firm to fully meet this challenge, with unrivalled expertise in every class and the broadest international coverage of any specialist insurance law firm.We have the highest concentration of leading Insurance and Reinsurance lawyers of a ny firm.
Professional Indemnity Our Professional Indemnity practice handles a wide range of complex and high-value claims against or involving professionals from solicitors, barristers and accountants to construction, property and finance professionals. Our clients include the largest UK and global professional services firms as well as their London Market and international insurers.
Projects and Construction We are a major force in the Projects and Construction industry worldwide. Our team advises on a variety of infrastructure, construction and engineering projects and project finance. Our emerging market focus means we are at the cutting edge of developments in high-growth regions, including Africa, the Middle East and the Far East.
Real Estate We have one of the world’s leading international Real Estate teams.We have acted on some of the most iconic development projects in the Middle East and we are at the forefront of real estate law development in emerging markets. Our capabilities span retail, industrial, commercial and residential real estate, mixed-use schemes and urban regeneration.
Shipping Our Shipping practice is active in virtually every aspect of maritime commerce.We act for shipbuilders, owners, charterers, salvors, financiers, port and government authorities, and insurers, along with clients across the broader trade, commodities and energy sectors.We firmly believe that, for shipping law, no other firm can match Clyde & Co’s combined size of practice, in-depth industry knowledge, specialist shipping expertise and global reach.
Trade and Commodities We work across the full range of the commodities market – hard and soft commodities, oil and energy, futures and derivatives, including new specialisations such as carbon trading.Whether advising on commercial transactions or dispute resolution, our extensive experience of the whole trade cycle, from raw product to market, and throughout the full supply chain gives a particular depth of understanding to our advice.
Your r oute to becoming a lawyer
Bright Futures Programme First year of undergraduate study
Open Days November 2017 - May 2018 with opportunities for all academic stages
Summer Vacation Schemes Aimed at penultimate year of undergraduate study
Training Contract Interview Days
Aimed at those unable to complete Vacation Scheme
Bright Futures Programme Penultimate year of undergraduate study
Open Days November 2017 - May 2018 with opportunities for all academic stages
Spring Vacation Scheme Aimed at final year of undergraduate study
Training Contract Interview Days Aimed at those unable to complete a Vacation Scheme
Typically you will start applying for vacation schemes and training contracts during your second year of a law degree or third year of a non-law degree because we recruit two years in advance. Before you apply there are ways you can get to know the firm, from careers fairs, university activities, Open Days and Bright Futures Programme. Keep an eye on the calendar section of our website for all upcoming events.
Legal Practice Course (LPC) At one of the many branches of BPP Law School
Two-Year Training Contract The three week Trainee Induction will start in August so that you are ready to join your seat at the beginning of September
Qual ify as a lawyer
Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) One-Year law conversion course
Legal Practice Course (LPC) At one of the many branches of BPP Law School
Two-Year Training Contract The three week Trainee
Induction will start in August so that you are ready to join your seat at the beginning of September
Experience our f irm
Open Days (London and Manchester only) Open Days are an excellent way for you to gain real insight into our firm before you consider formally applying. The day will start with an overview of the firm, introducing you to our business and what differentiates us from our competitors. You will take part in a number of interactive presentations and workshops designed to build up your business acumen, as well as hearing in detail from the Graduate Recruitment team around what we are looking for and how you can make a successful application. You will also have several opportunities to meet with our trainees where you will be able to find out what trainee life is really like on a day-to-day basis. These are aimed at students in their first year of undergraduate study or above, either from a law or non-law background. Dates: November 2017 through to May 2018 How to apply: Online applications are open from 1 October 2017 and will be screened on a rolling basis. Bright Futures Programme (London only) Aimed at first year law students and penultimate year non-law students this scheme is designed to give you your first taste of working life at an international law firm. You will spend a week sitting in one of our departments where you will shadow one of our expert lawyers in their chosen field. This will give you the opportunity to observe sophisticated legal transactions, develop an understanding of our core industry sectors and learn how we help our clients achieve their commercial objectives. You will be allocated a trainee mentor who will assist you with any tasks that you are given and who will be on hand to provide day-to-day advice. A variety of social events will also allow you to network with colleagues from across the firm and give you an insight into our people and culture. Dates: Monday 4 December to Friday 8 December 2017 How to apply: Online applications are open from 1 October 2017 to 12 November 2017 and will be screened on a rolling basis.
Vacation Schemes We run a series of vacation schemes in our London, Manchester, Scotland and Dubai offices. An increasing number of our trainees join us after completing a vacation scheme; over 90% of our 2019 intake completed a scheme with us. A vacation scheme with us is the best possible way for you to get to know us, and for us to get to know you. What does a vacation scheme at Clyde & Co look like? The vacation schemes have been designed to give you a real insight into Clyde & Co and what a career with us may look like. During the two weeks you will sit with a Partner, Legal Director or Associate who will act as your supervisor and be responsible for allocating you work on a daily basis. You will have the opportunity to: • Learn about our core practice areas of Insurance, Energy, Trade and Commodities, Infrastructure and Transportation to see how the law is applied in the real world • Engage with our lawyers both professionally and at social events • See cases and questions coming from clients and have the opportunity to draft responses and advice • Attend court hearings, arbitrations and mediations to see the different types of litigation available • Be involved in significant deals, meetings and negotiations • Attend networking events and social events with clients • Prepare legal and case research As well as becoming involved with the work of the department we encourage you to get involved with any sporting, pro bono and general social events during your time with us. At the end of your vacation scheme you will be assessed for a training contract. Our process is robust, objective and fair and it aims to be two way, so that you get just as much out of it as we do. When do I need to apply? Online applications need to be made between 1 October 2017 and 7 January 2018 and will be screened on a rolling basis. Training Contract Interview Days (London and Manchester only) If you wish to apply directly for a training contract we run one-day assessment centres in the Autumn. Each year we introduce a fresh assessment centre scenario based on a real case or deal the firm has worked on. A number of assessments will stem from this which you complete across the day. You will also have an interview with two members of our Graduate Recruitment Panel. Applications can be made online between 1 October 2017 and 31 July 2018 and interviews tend to take place in the Autumn.
We value your
so we work hard to choose a diverse trainee intake individual ity
Our people and their commitment , expertise and ambition, play a vital r ole in our success
Where do you f it in?
London Training Contract Our London office is the heart of Clyde & Co’s global network, providing a full legal offering based on genuine sector expertise, we advise clients locally across 120 countries, drawing on our foundation of grounded sector specialism, and supported by the resources and knowledge of a multi-national firm. Trainees applying for a London training contract will undertake four six-month seats within different practice areas of the firm, covering both contentious and non-contentious work. Because we encourage individuality, and want you to have the chance to tailor your training contract towards your own interests, you will have the opportunity to submit three seat preferences every six months. In the event you do not receive any of these, your selections will be given priority for the next seat rotation. Trainees who join us on a London training contract will be able to submit options from both our London and Guildford offices. The Guildford office forms an integral part of our organisation and has over 105 lawyers & fee earners who operate within the vibrant technology, retail, leisure and service industries of the South East as well as with the core sectors of marine, insurance and trade. Trainees will have the opportunity to apply to go abroad or on a client secondment for six months. We currently have trainees in Abu Dhabi, Doha, Dubai, Hong Kong, San Francisco, Singapore and Tanzania. If you have a strong desire to spend time in a specific With over 200 lawyers and fee earners based in Manchester, this office forms an integral part of our UK network. The Manchester office plays a vital role in Clyde & Co’s leading casualty and healthcare practice and additionally offers exceptional strength in providing services to our corporate clients. Trainees applying for a training contract in Manchester follow the same structure as our London trainees, with a fully integrated career development and training plan. Our Manchester trainees will typically spend the majority of their seats in the Manchester office, as well as having the opportunity to apply to go abroad for an international seat or client secondment. As with the London training contract, if you have a strong desire to spend time in a specific international office we will try to accommodate this. office we will try to accommodate this. Manchester Training Contract
Scotland Training Contract With over 300 staff across the Scottish offices situated in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen we can guarantee trainees a well-rounded and challenging training contract. Trainees will undertake four six month seats within different practice areas of the firm, located in one of our Scottish offices. Scotland play a key part in the UK network leading the way in casualty, healthcare and professional financial disputes practice areas. For those with strong ties to the Middle East, we offer a MENA (Middle East & North Africa) training contract, where the majority of the training contract is completed in the Middle East. We are one of very few international law firms in the region to offer a dedicated MENA training contract, aimed at graduates hoping to be based in the region over their medium or long-term legal career. Applicants typically have strong connections to the Middle East and may include UK nationals who have grown up in the region, as well as Middle East residents who have studied in the UK and want to qualify into the UK legal system. The breadth of our recruitment pool makes for an eclectic mix of nationalities and cultures, with recent trainees drawn from locations such as Jordan, Lebanon and Syria. In terms of seats, the MENA trainees will typically spend three seats in our Middle East offices and one seat in our London office. This experience allows trainees to gain a valuable understanding of the UK legal sector before returning to qualify into one of our MENA offices. Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA) Training Contract
What do we offer you?
Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) If you have studied a non-law degree, you will need to complete the one year conversion course before commencing the LPC. If you need to undertake the GDL, we will support you no matter where you choose to study. Legal Practice Course (LPC) Our future trainees currently attend the LPC at BPP Law School at one of its many branches. The course is an MA (LPC with Business), which allows our trainees to convert the LPC to an MA qualification if they so wish. We have one compulsory elective, which is insurance, the other two electives are chosen by you with the guidance of the firm. This is to ensure that they are relevant and that you have the opportunity to convert what you have studied into a seat during your training contract. Fees and Maintenance We pay full fees for both the GDL and LPC, together with a maintenance grant for each year of study. We pay the maintenance grant in three equal instalments in September, January and April. Professional Skills Course (PSC) Your training contract with the firmwill commence in August. All of the London, Manchester and MENA trainees come to London to undertake an intensive three-week induction programme, which includes aspects of the PSC. This enables our trainees from across the globe to meet and get to know each other while we ensure that you are ready to begin your seats in September. The Training Contract Your induction programme will continue with on-the-job learning and experience throughout your seat. Additionally, you will be part of the firmwide and departmental training programmes, as well as the ongoing trainee specific training courses which build on the induction and PSC training.
In each seat you will be appointed a supervisor with whom you will sit. All supervisors are fully trained and aware of the obligations that need to be covered during the training contract. In order to ensure your progression you will have both a mid-seat and end-of-seat appraisal with your supervisor. In addition you will be required to keep a Training Diary via our Online Mentor system. Both the appraisals and Online Mentor are valuable when it comes to making decisions about future seats and
tracking your progress to qualification. Beyond the Training Contract
Our Career Development Programme will take you through each stage of qualification and on to Senior Associate, Legal Director and then hopefully Partnership. The programme sets out the knowledge, skills and behaviours we require for all of our lawyers, and identifies the core development needs for everyone at each
stage of their career. Trainee Benefits
At Clyde & Co we believe benefits form an important part of your overall rewards package. As a trainee you will be entitled to the following: • Private Medical Insurance • Medical health checks • Dental insurance • Holidays start at 25 days per annum • Pension Plan • Season ticket loan • Subsidised sports club membership • Cycle to Work scheme • Employee Assistance Programme
Scotland Trainee Benefits • Holidays start at 25 days per annum • Pension Plan • Cycle to Work Scheme • Employee Assistance Programme
Scotland Fees and Maintenance • Fees and Maintenance • We pay all fees for the diploma, together with a maintenance grant for each year of study
What do we look for? We recruit approximately 55 trainees each year across our London, Manchester, Scotland and MENA offices. We welcome applications from both law and non-law backgrounds and look for intelligent and motivated graduates with good academic qualifications and excellent communication skills.
In considering different firms, ask yourself what is it about the firm that interests you and why do you think you would be a good fit for the firm. While you wait to hear the outcome of your application, don’t stop researching and exploring your interest in the firm. Continue to keep abreast of the firm through the website and the legal press. If your application is successful we will be in touch to invite you in for an assessment centre. Owing to the volume of applications we receive, it is not possible for us to offer each candidate individual feedback on their unsuccessful application.
Trainees must be able to work independently or as part of a team, and are expected to display common sense and initiative. An appreciation of the client’s commercial interests is essential. Although we prefer our candidates to have at least a 2.1 degree, we do take mitigating circumstances into account. We also consider applications from those who have graduated and are at different stages of their career. The key to a good application form is spending time researching the firm. Try to go beyond the graduate recruitment brochures and firmwebsites. Visiting law fairs, careers fairs, open days and other external events are good ways of getting more detailed insights and a feel for the firm you are applying to.
Trainee snapshots There is no typical Clyde & Co employee. The broad range of knowledge and experience of our fee earners reflects who we are as a firm and has been a key factor in our success over the past decade. It is our people who create and continue to build our reputation. We value talent and ambition above all else and are looking for trainees who want to be part of our continued success and growth. We are interested in who you are, not just your qualifications. We want real people, who will share our passion and commitment to what we do. These pictures offer an insight of life through our trainees’ eyes.
1. View from office, Manchester 2. Sunset, Dubai 3. Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai 4. Abu Dhabi 5. Masaai tribe, Rift Valley, Tanzania 6. Burj Al Arab, Dubai 7. Trainee apartments, Dubai 8. Football on Kendwa beach, Zanzibar 9. Lyon Street Steps, San Francisco 10. Dar es Salaam 11. Rugby Sevens, Hong Kong 12. Abu Dhabi 13. Skyline, Shanghai 17. The Great Eagle Centre, Hong Kong 18. Atlantis Hotel and the Palm, Dubai 19. Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco 20. The Drakensberg, South Africa 21. Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco 22. Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano, Tanzania 23. View from office, Perth 24. Sunset at Kendwa beach, Zanzibar 25. View from office, Dar es Salaam 26. View from office, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai 27. Hong Kong 28. Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi 29. Burj Khalifa, Dubai 30. Abu Dhabi 14. Dragon Boats, Hong Kong 15. Camel riding, Abu Dhabi 16. Safari, Tanzania
We want real people, who wil l share our passion and commitment
A l ife experience Clyde & Community Our Clyde & Community programme uses the unique set of skills of our lawyers and business support staff to tackle social issues local to each of our offices and to help disadvantaged communities – through the provision of practical help, financial support and strategic leadership. Most of our trainees, as well as the future trainees currently at law school, participate in pro bono of some kind and find that very often it gives them a highly rewarding and different perspective on how the law can make a positive impact on people’s lives. They also find that they gain a valuable insight in terms of developing their confidence and ability to relate to people from diverse backgrounds and experiences, which are vital skills for any well-rounded lawyer. The firm has a global policy that up to 50 hours of firm-approved pro bono activities will be credited towards fee earners’ billable targets and, as such, these hours are treated as chargeable work. Clyde & Community is centred on two major themes: Access to Justice, through the provision of free legal assistance and Inspiring Young Lives, supporting education, employment, future talent and entrepreneurship. Access to Justice As a major international firm, we have a role to play in enabling communities around the world to secure fair access to legal advice and justice. Community legal clinics are a vital part of the framework by which individuals are able to access legal advice where they would otherwise not be able to afford representation. Clyde & Co lawyers provide advice in person, via Skype or telephone, as well as full casework assistance and governance advice to community legal clinics from our offices around the world. Some examples include: Our Employment and Immigration teams in London and Manchester run an award winning Skype Legal clinic at Brent Citizens Advice Bureau. The weekly clinic deals with the increasing number of employment and immigration law queries, following the cuts to civil legal aid.
Our Dubai office was a founding firm of the first pro bono court in the UAE and was the recipient of the first Access to Justice Award in recognition of our support and involvement. Our New York and Sydney Offices have working together support the setup of The Ernie Deomampo Charitiable Trust in Australia along with its non-profit entity, Relief Brigade in the US. Inspiring Young Lives Not everyone has the same opportunities or equal access to education and employment. We work to encourage young people from less privileged backgrounds to aim higher in their education and careers. We partner with schools, colleges, community groups and universities to create more opportunities for young people from less privileged backgrounds and to also encourage those young people to aim higher in education and in their careers. Staff in our local offices around the world volunteer in: business-mentoring, literacy, numeracy and chess programmes with their local schools. For example in Manchester we have a reading partnership with Holy Trinity Primary School and in London we provide business mentors to Year 12 students from Stepney Green Sixth Form College. Charity Partners Our global charitable theme is ‘Inspiring Young Lives’. Clyde & Co offices around the world are encouraged to work with, and to support, local charities whose activities fall within this theme. We also make donations to the Disasters Emergency Committee when appeals are made for assistance, this past year we assisted with the Yemen Crisis Appeal. Some of the charities recently supported worldwide include: Inspiring Sports - Hong Kong, Bear Cottage – Sydney, Orbis - Qatar, Legal Services for Children – San Francisco, Le Phare – Montreal Lawyers Feed the Hungry – Toronto and Malamulele Onward – Johannesburg. On 15th September 2017, we hosted our first global charity challenge day – Follow the Sun. We had over 20 offices participating in a succession of physical activities, such as cycling, treks and ping pong tournaments from Sydney to San Francisco.
Our charity partnership Every three years the firm votes for its UK 3-year charity partner. We are currently working with Together for Short Lives (TfSL), the leading charity for 53 children’s hospice services across the UK. Each Clyde & Co UK office is twinned with a local hospice. Throughout the partnership staff will have the opportunity to volunteer at their local hospices as well as take part in charity challenge events in support of TfSL.
Art in the City The Clyde & Co Art Award is an annual community project, which encourages and nurtures emerging talent in the visual arts by introducing final year art undergraduates to the corporate sector and showcasing their work. This award winning project aims to ease the transition from art school to the commercial art world – a stepping stone to a professional career. Each artist selected is awarded a cash prize, pro bono legal support and business mentoring during the year that their work is on display. Many of our staff have volunteered to participate with this project, either acting as mentors to the artists or providing specific legal advice and training. Our Dubai, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and San Francisco offices also run the Art Award project.
Not al l work
We promote regular sports and social events, so that people in different parts of the firm have a chance to meet and stay in contact with each other. We currently have cricket, football, golf, rugby, tennis, netball teams and most recently, a mixed speednet team. These teams are open to everyone in the firm including our future trainees as well as the Vacation Scheme students. The firm also offers a subsided sports club membership. If you are musical, you can join the firm’s choir or perhaps be part of the Clyde & Co Rock ‘n’ Roll Band - WIPlash
I play the trombone in the Clyde & Co band, WIPlash! We have previously performed at ‘LawRocks’ charity gigs; at both the 100 Club in Oxford Street (competing against other law firms in a ‘battle of the bands’ style format, our next gig here is October 2017) and in Vienna (at the IBA Annual Conference). We have also played the firm’s Christmas party and performed at an Associate’s wedding. Being part of the band is a great way of getting involved with the firm. Clyde & Co is aware of the need for its staff to have a good work-life balance in order to be both happy and productive. The various clubs and societies that the firm has to offer each go some way in helping to achieve this balance, whilst also providing multiple networking opportunities both internally with fellow colleagues and externally with clients and competitors. Sarah Pearson, Associate The Clyde & Co choir, which rehearses in the run up to Christmas, brings people together from across the business. The choir provides a fantastic opportunity to get out of the office in your lunch break and really enjoy yourself. We take anybody with enthusiasm – whilst some members are ex-choral scholars, others have never sung in a choir before. The rehearsals culminate in the Carol Service which is very popular with colleagues and clients alike. Everyone has a really good time. Jonathan Cockerill, Associate Clyde & Co has a reassuringly competitive but sociable hockey team that participates in ad-hoc games against clients and other businesses as well as more formal Leagues. It’s a great opportunity to build relationships with colleagues and clients whilst playing some sport across the city! Sophie Nehammer, Trainee Solicitor
A diverse business del ivers
International Women’s Day (IWD) In celebration of IWD, our office across the globe marked the occasion. Many offices including Johannesburg, Hong Kong, Dubai, Miami, San Francisco and London held a screening of Girl Rising and fundraising initiatives. Girl Rising is a global campaign for girls’ education and empowerment. The firms retells the life stories of nine girls from the developing works, who struggle every day for freedom, education and a voice in their home countries.. Stonewall LGBT* - How to be a good ally Training sessions are offered to staff, such as our hosting of a session from Stonewall on ‘How to be a good ally’. Stonewall is a UK charity committed to empowering individuals, transforming institutions and changing laws. The engaging session offered guidance on how you can ensure that LGBT+ colleagues, friends and family have a supportive and inclusive environment in which they can be accepted without exception. Mental Health Week In support of mental health week, our London office championed the Green Ribbon Campaign – a Lord Mayor’s Appeal to promote open conversation and end the stigma of mental health. External Partnerships We value our key external partnerships with Aspiring Solicitors and Bright Network. We are proud to co-sponsor AS Pride on 23 November.
At Clyde & Co we view diversity and inclusion as critical to the international nature of our business and welcome applications from anyone, regardless of background. A diverse business delivers better products and services to clients and creates a more positive culture, enabling and encouraging different opinions, mindsets and backgrounds that can grow and develop a different perspective. We want all our people to feel able to be themselves at work. Equally our workforce must be representative of the communities and rich culture in which we live and work. In July 2017 we appointed Andy Dent as Global Head of Inclusion. We encourage all employees to get involved with our diversity initiatives which are focused on five key areas: • Gender diversity • LGBT+ • Wellness, mental health and disability • Cultural and ethnic diversity • Social mobility At Clyde & Co we view diversity as critical to the international nature of our business. We are working hard to sustain and develop an inclusive culture for all of our employees and a diverse workforce that is fully representative of the communities and rich cultures in which we live and work. The firm is committed to ensuring that everyone feels respected and included.
Andy Dent Global Head of Corporate Responsibility and Inclusion
We are looking forward to meeting you
This brochure is your first step towards securing a career at Clyde & Co, however please do visit our Graduate Recruitment website for more information on all the opportunities available. www.clydecograduates.com
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