Your training contract

Join the law firm for success in Hong Kong

Our two-year Hong Kong training contract includes seats in private client and tax, corporate and family. You may also have the opportunity to undertake a six-month secondment in our London office or Singapore office.

All trainees are assigned a seat supervisor for each seat who is responsible for providing you with training and support. During each seat you will have two appraisals where objectives are set and evaluated. At the end of the two-year period you will be qualified in Hong Kong.

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How we recruit


The application process

We prefer our trainees to undertake an internship before taking up a training position. We are currently recruiting for prospective trainee solicitors to join us in 2020, and undertake a vacation scheme in 2018.

The deadline for applying is 30 June 2018 and all applications should be made using our online careers portal.

We start to review applications approximately one month prior to the application deadline. Whilst we would not fill our places before the closing date, it may be useful to know that we do start to schedule interviews before the deadline.

The recruitment process

Your application will be reviewed and if selected you will be invited to a first interview with a partner. At this stage you will also be asked to complete a written English exercise and an online verbal reasoning and numerical reasoning assessment. If you do well in both the interview and the written exercise you may be asked to attend a second interview.

The second interview will also be with a partner. Successful candidates will be offered a place on our internship programme.

At the end of the internship you will be asked to attend a further interview with two partners, where you will be asked to give a ten minute presentation.

What can you expect from us?

Our Hong Kong trainees gain experience in three areas – private client and tax, corporate and family. More information on these teams is given below.


Trainees undertake several ‘soft skills’ courses such as presentation skills and negotiation. These are complemented by technical workshops (run specifically for trainees), where our lawyers ensure our trainees gain the technical knowledge necessary to contribute in their seats.


Trainees are also invited to attend the frequent training events for our qualified lawyers (often run on a global basis via video conferencing). All trainees are assigned a seat supervisor for each team.

Recruitment timeline


We are currently recruiting for 3 trainees to join us in 2019 and for candidates to join our 2017 internship programme in Hong Kong.