DLA Piper is one of the world's largest legal services organisations, with offices in over 60 locations worldwide, eight of which are in the UK. The firm has more than 3,500 lawyers in 30 countries and 69 offices throughout the world.

Internationally, DLA Piper provides legal advice in many major cities across Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the US.

DLA Piper was formed as a result of the 2005 merger of San Diego-based Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich LLP, London-based DLA LLP (previously Dibb Lupton Alsop), and Piper Rudnick LLP (itself a 1999 merger of Baltimore-based Piper & Marbury and Chicago-based Rudnick & Wolfe). In 2006, the firm had more than $1.8 billion in revenue, making it one of the highest grossing law firms in the world.

The DLA Piper graduate scheme

Trainees complete four six month seats during the course of their training contract. You will be given a great deal of responsibility from day one and your progress will be monitored through regular reviews and feedback. The compulsory Professional Skills Course is run in-house and is tailored for the firm's trainees. This, combined with on-the-job experience, provides trainees with a good grounding on which to build their professional careers.

DLA Piper has the following main areas of work:

- Corporate; Employment
- Pensions & Benefits
- Finance & Projects
- Litigation & Regulatory
- Real Estate
- Technology, Media & Commercial

What you need:
BBB at A level or equivalent; 2.1 degree, any discipline.

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