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Our graduate and trainee programme

At Mishcon de Reya our junior lawyers are the future of our business. And the future of law is not predictable: the years to come will look nothing like the years that came before. So we need shapers. We need bold individuals who can adapt to seismic changes across the legal, social and political spheres. We need creative thinkers who can revolutionise the way we work.

Applications for our 2021 Vacation Schemes open on 24 August and close on 31 December.

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What we offer


We act in some of the most high profile and ground-breaking cases in the industry. The wide range of issues we are involved with means we have a broad client base, giving you the opportunity to work on some of the most complicated, challenging and exciting legal issues.


We want you to grow our business by building and shaping your own. The size of our intake means that you will have client responsibilities and opportunities to stand on your own two feet early on. As a key member of the team your opinion counts.


Technology is not a threat. Embracing all it has to offer is essential to offer our clients the very best service. We aim to be technologically transformed, utilising AI and Cloud technology in everyday practice as well as focusing on the organisation and manipulation of data.

A conscience

How we behave and treat one another has always been as important to us as the results we achieve. We live by our values. Those who will do anything to get what they want need not apply.


Yes, we said it. We promise you fun. Because there is no one "Mishcon de Reya person". We are a diverse and spirited bunch who enjoy coming to work are proud to be part of the Mishcon team. It explains why we are ranked in the top 100 Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For.


We always want to do things better. Through our dedicated in-house place of learning, The Academy, we strive to become a knowledge driven environment, expanding our ideas, gaining new insights and promoting new thinking.

Mishcon Shapers

It's not about the shape of things to come.

It's about the shapers. Learn more about what makes a shaper and hear from the some of the people shaping our firm right now.

Our Shapers

Who needs interviews?

Don’t think interviews give you enough time to shine? We agree. We recruit all our trainees through our vacation scheme: one-week in which you actually get to do the job, and we get to know you. We also hold open days, giving you the opportunity to get to know us better and to understand what makes us tick. 

Applications for our 2021 Vacation Schemes open on 24 August and close on 31 December.

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Mishcon de Reya's first trainee chatbot, M, is here to help you with any questions you have about our graduate and trainee programme. Like you, M's just starting out in the law and learning more and more by the day. You can also find our FAQs here.

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