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Walker Morris

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About Walker Morris

We are situated in Leeds and are one of the largest commercial law firms in the North, the most profitable outside London, with over 500 employees and a national and international client list. Unlike many others, we have managed to maintain a friendly and approachable environment where trainees are given responsibility to develop and are treated as individuals rather than a number. We don’t stifle talent with rules and procedures; we give you the freedom to carve out your own niche. We’re not processors or churners; we apply imagination and commercial savvy. We don’t run a training factory; we offer challenges and opportunities as quickly as you can handle them throughout your whole career, not just one bit of it.

The practice at Walker Morris is classified into three core groups—corporate/commercial, commercial property and litigation. Within each of these groups is a comprehensive listing of specialist services, covering several industry sectors and practice streams.

The areas of practice for which the firm is particularly well-known include insolvency and restructuring; banking litigation; real estate; licensing; I.P. and I.T.; and energy. Clients include Hotel Cipriani, Debenhams, Starbucks, Lloyds TSB and HBOS.

Walker Morris looks for individuals who are ambitious and forward-looking, have a varied range of interests outside academic study, are intellectual and creative and can substantiate their talents with tangible results.

We don't have a Walker Morris clone that we are looking for. We look for individuality in bright, commercially minded graduates who look forward to a challenge.

Summer Placement Scheme 1 week

The whole idea is that you get as much useful experience as possible. You’ll sit with a solicitor or partner in one of our commercial departments for one week.
You will also be assigned a trainee buddy who will support you during the week, show you around etc. There are presentations, social events and some case studies also for you to take part in. It's a fairly intensive week, so get some sleep before you come in!


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"Walker Morris was wellorganised and welcoming The activities during the vacation placement provided me with a true reflection of what it is like to work for the firm" Read full review


"This was the most enjoyable week of my working life The week reaffirmed my preconceptions based on WMs sterling reputation WM strikes a unique balance its a highpowered corporate law practice with downtoearth friendly staff relations and a re" Read full review

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