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Our Locations

We have opportunities for trainees to be based in either London or Reading and you can expect to undertake the majority of your seats in this location.

When asking trainees to travel to another office travel expenses over and above your usual costs will be covered.

Trainees based in each location will experience the same excellent training and supportive environment to work in. Opportunities for secondments will be available to all trainees and we take your preferences for seats into consideration.
Read on for more information about our London and Reading training opportunities.


Our London offices are in the heart of the City and Westminster.

At 50 Broadway we are in walking distance of St James’s Park, the Houses of Parliament, and the Victoria business district with an array of new bars, restaurants and local food markets.

There are approximately 270 people based across the two offices. In London we have some unique seats in infrastructure and regeneration, white collar crime and charities.

We currently recruit up to 8 trainees to work in London. The current salary for trainees based in London is:

1st year – £36,500
2nd year – £38,000

Seats available in London:

  • Charities
  • Corporate
  • Commercial
  • Crime (White collar)
  • Employment
  • Restructuring and Insolvency
  • Private Wealth
  • Real Estate
  • Infrastructure & Regeneration
  • Litigation


Servicing the Thames Valley region, our offices in central Reading of around 220 people, have specialisms to support our commercial and individual clients.

Our Reading Offices host trainee seats across a broad range of departments. Both sites are based in the heart of Reading, about 10 minutes’ walk from the main station. Shops, restaurants and bars are nearby so trainees have plenty of choices should you wish to socialise outside of the office.

We recruit up to 7 trainees to work in Reading. The current salary for trainees based in Reading is:

1st year – £30,000
2nd year – £32,000

Seats available in Reading:

  • Corporate
  • Commercial
  • Employment
  • Pensions
  • Restructuring and Insolvency
  • Family
  • Private Wealth
  • Real Estate
  • Litigation
  • Defendent Insurance

All of our offices have active social committees and sports teams are supported by the firm. Trainees are welcome to get involved in these activities as well as our CSR committee, pro bono opportunities and groups such as our LGBTQ+ network, Best Self. For more information about what we do see the CSR and Diversity and Inclusion pages.

London and Cambridge Offices

London Westminster
50 Broadway, London

London City
107 Cheapside, London

51 Hills Road, Cambridge

Reading and Southampton Offices

Reading, Castle Street
47 Castle Street Berkshire,
Reading RG1 7SR

Reading, The Anchorage
34 Bridge Street Berkshire,
Reading RG1 2LU

Southampton, The Avenue
46 The Avenue Southampton
Southampton SO17 1AX

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