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Trainee Lawyer

Contract Type
Graduate Opportunities
First year trainee salary: £38,000; Profit Share; Bonus; Benefits. Upon Qualification: £65,000;
Expiry Date
Northridge was launched in October 2017 by a team of the UK's most prominent sports lawyers, creating the biggest sports law practice in the UK. Applications are now open for 2022 Training Contracts via the 2020 Vacation Scheme.

Job Description

Less than two years from the start, Northridge is now recognised as a Band 1 ranked UK sports practice by Chambers.  

Our large contentious team at Northridge represents clients in commercial disputes, challenges to rules and regulations, and in disciplinary proceedings. 

We are market leaders in the governance and regulation of sport. Our team has unique depth of experience and is trusted by clients to advise and support them on the most sensitive and high-profile issues.  

We also provide the full range of corporate and commercial advice. Our abilities as “deal makers” in sport are widely recognised and we also have a wealth of experience in technology, media, retail and beyond.  

We hire our future trainee lawyers from our vacation scheme and offer this to individuals with a genuine interest in sports law, which includes being alert to current trends and able to speak informatively about sports law issues.  We welcome applicants from all degree disciplines, but you must have achieved, or be expected to achieve, a 2:1 or above at degree level (or equivalent).

During your training contract you will receive high quality training in all areas of our practice, both contentious and non-contentious.  A secondment to clients such as the FA or a Premier League football club is also part of each trainee’s two-year contract, providing invaluable exposure to every part of a client’s business.

As a trainee lawyer, you will gain direct exposure to clients and given opportunities to take on a wide range of tasks and responsibilities. You will be encouraged to think on your feet and challenged to be the best that you can be – whilst benefiting from the support and guidance of your colleagues.