Training Contracts

We see each trainee as a future associate and aim for them to become well rounded, technically excellent lawyers who help to solve our clients’ complex challenges. We recognise talent and loyalty and want to offer all of our trainees full-time positions as associates upon completion of their training.

Training contract

Our trainees do four six-month seats across our three main practice areas:

The office runs regular internal training seminars to ensure that trainees obtain appropriate experience in our major areas of practice. We encourage our trainees to develop their legal knowledge by participating in external training seminars.   We also provide support for additional study that would benefit a trainee’s development.

In each seat, the trainees are supervised closely by a partner and experienced associates and receive continuous feedback and advice. We have formal appraisals after each rotation in which the supervising partner will discuss the trainee’s performance with them and offer constructive advice.


We recruit many of our trainees from people who have impressed us as interns (click here for more information). However, if you want to apply for a training contract directly, please complete the online application form or send your CV, covering letter and academic transcript to our Talent Coordinator Michelle Lau at [email protected].

Selection criteria

We expect our trainees to have the following skills and characteristics:

  • collaborative nature and the ability, drive and aspiration to succeed;

  • positive attitude and eagerness to learn;

  • ability to work in a team;

  • leadership potential to lead a team as their career advances;

  • strong analytical skills to deal with the intellectual challenges of the job;

  • commercial awareness and a genuine interest in the business world;

  • excellent communication skills with clients and colleagues;

  • attention to detail;

  • dedication to a high quality of work; and

  • strong language ability – English, Cantonese and Putonghua.

Intake and benefits

We recruit four to six trainees every year and our recruitment package includes:

  • competitive salaries in line with other leading law firms;

  • stipend during PCLL course;

  • tuition fee for PCLL course;

  • 18-days paid annual leave per year; and

  • private health cover.