Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (BCLP), an international law firm, has launched two new “industry-specific” training contracts in the UK in real estate and financial services, with trainee candidates able to apply for either from September.
The firm’s ‘core real estate seat’ will be compulsory during its real estate sector route, with an opportunity for recruits to experience a “range of complimentary seats” such as planning and zoning, commercial construction, tax, investment management, real estate disputes and real estate finance.
Similarly, the financial services training contract will have the firm’s finance transactions practice as a compulsory seat, with a choice between the following complimentary seats: corporate transactions; energy, environment and infrastructure; financial services disputes and investigations; tax; technology, commercial and government affairs; and real estate finance.
BCLP said both new training contracts offer the potential to complete an international or client secondment related to the sector, and are aligned with the BCLP’s strategy to “increase sector experience for the firm’s future lawyers”.
Chloe Muir, senior graduate recruitment and development manager, said: “We remain committed to offering tailored and different career paths for emerging talent and these new sector-specific opportunities will strengthen our talent attraction for aspiring lawyers who have a clear sector interest.
“Many trainees won’t know which practice they want to pursue on joining BCLP, but we also understand that for some future trainees, they already have a clear practice or sector in mind.”