In our rapidly changing world, our clients, and our own people, expect us to keep evolving to stay a step ahead. So we're innovative and entrepreneurial, and it's this mindset that's led us to set legal precedents. We seek out ways to do things differently, and we embrace new ideas, tools and technology.
With this mindset, we are proud to share an insight on what it's like to work at Linklaters through the Linklaters Virtual Programme – the first of its kind among law firms in the UK.
In this programme, you will get to sample the cutting-edge work our trainees and lawyers do every day. You will get to build legal skills and better understand what a career at Linklaters offers.
What will you do in this Virtual Programme?
- Business Development
Help our team pitch to a consortium of banks as they look to engage legal advisors for a complex fintech acquisition. Aim to spend approx. 1.5 hours on this task.
- Project Management
Help brief the wider Linklaters team on the transaction and the due diligence process. Aim to spend approx. 45 minutes on this task.
- Firm Teamwork
Find specialist support to assist with the drafting of a dispute resolution clause in a shareholders' agreement. Aim to spend approx. 45 minutes on this task.
- Using AI in Law
Leverage AI to help expedite (and improve the quality of) our legal advice during the due diligence process. Aim to spend approx. 45 minutes on this task.
- Legal Research
Help advise our client on whether they can use e-signing technology when executing the share purchase agreement. Aim to spend approx. 45 minutes on this task.
- Resource and Business Management
Liaise with our client to update them on the fee progress of the matter. Aim to spend approx. 30 minutes on this task.
- Communicating to Clients
Leave a voicemail to our client explaining how to complete post-completion tasks. Aim to spend approx. 45 minutes on this task.
It takes approximately 5-6 hours to complete this program.
- Our programme is open to all students, from a law or non-law background. The tasks we have created move through the lifecycle of a deal. We therefore recommend completing each task in order from 1 to 7