“I would absolutely recommend this placement if you are thinking about a commercial law career. As well as getting to know what it would be like to work in Pinsent Masons, you can get a feel for whether this type of work would be for you…” - Read full review
Take this free virtual opportunity to upskill yourself get a true feel of what it’s like to work at Pinsent Masons.
As an innovative law firm, we are looking for candidates with ideas and opinions; with confidence and intellectual curiosity. Candidates, who can form relationships, build networks and drive the success of the business. Does this sound like you?
If the answer is yes, our Virtual Work Experience Programme could be part of your journey to becoming a commercial solicitor at Pinsent Masons.
In this programme, you will get a chance to work with Pinsent Masons' lawyers across three teams as you get involved in advising our clients on a variety of commercial matters. Our Virtual Work Experience Programme will enhance your skills through practical training and feedback via model examples, and give you a flavour of what working at Pinsent Masons is like.
Get ready to take the law into your own hands.
Foreign company carrying on business in the UK
Outline the advantages and disadvantages of registering as an overseas company and incorporating a new company in the UK. Aim to spend approx. 1.5 to 2.5 hours on this task.
Incorporation of a company
Provide the client with the information they require to incorporate a new entity in the UK. Aim to spend approx. 45 mins to 1 hour on this task.
Execution of a contract
Assist the client in executing the subcontract. Aim to spend approx. 45 mins to 1 hour on this task.
Advice about the effect of a “time-bar”
Inform the client about any restrictions on raising a claim within the Extension of Time clause. Aim to spend approx. 1 to 1.5 hours on this task.
Nomination of Arbitrator
Communicate your analysis on the suggested nominated arbitrator for the case. Aim to spend approx. 1.5 to 2.5 hours on this task.
Draft Witness Statement
Help draft and request further evidence for a witness statement. Aim to spend approx. 1.5 to 2 hours on this task.
This programme is self-paced. It takes approximately 5-6 hours to complete.
Pinsent Masons is a 'global 100' law firm, specialising particularly in the energy, infrastructure, financial services and advanced manufacturing sectors. The firm employs 1500+ lawyers, over 400 Partners and more than 140 Trainee Solicitors. We rank amongst the top 75 global law firms by turnover, which was more than £360 million in 2014/15.
We have significant UK coverage while our international profile encompasses four offices in Asia Pacific, two offices in the Middle East and three offices in Europe with two Australian offices opening in 2015.
To apply for this experience and to find out more, please click on the apply button.