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    Our Training Contract

Our Training Contract is designed to give you the best opportunities and support alongside high-quality work.

Applications for our 2024, 2025 and 2026 cohorts are now closed.

Eligibility requirements

We’re looking for aspiring solicitors who are trilingual (English, Mandarin and Cantonese), with strong reading and writing skills in English and Chinese.  

You’ll ideally be on track for or have achieved a 2:1 (or equivalent) in your undergraduate degree (see more details below) and will also need to have the Right to Work in Hong Kong.

Legal Studies

You will need to complete a qualifying law degree. You’ll then go on to study the Postgraduate Certificate in Laws (PCLL). We do not have a preferred provider for this course. We are able to offer financial assistance for the PCLL. 

Your Induction 

You will start your Training Contract in September with an induction week – you’ll receive talks and training from different business areas and get to know other trainees from the global offices. From week 2, you’ll start working in your first designated practice area from the Hong Kong office, with support from our Knowledge Development Lawyers who will give you practice area specific training designed to get you started in your first seat.

Seat Rotations

You’ll rotate around the business across your two-year programme, giving you the opportunity to experience a range of different practice areas and engage in high level work with both private and commercial clients. Before each seat rotation you will be asked which areas you are interested in working in and we will try to accommodate your preferences as much as we can. We do this through a series of conversations with our Early Talent team and partners locally so we can understand your motivations and what areas of law you are interested in.  

The different areas of law that trainees may experience during their training contract include:

Wider Support and Development Opportunities

For each seat you will be assigned a dedicated supervisor who will work with you to ensure that you continue to receive a broad range of quality work and that you are developing the required skills and knowledge as you progress through your seats. As well as on-going feedback you will have mid and end of seats reviews where you can formally discuss your development. 

We actively encourage our Trainees to go on an international secondment to the London office and get involved beyond the day-to-day work through our Responsible Business activities, whether that’s through our pro-bono practice, volunteering with our CRS Foundation, or getting involved in Diversity and Inclusion initiatives.

Your legal training will also be supplemented by our CRS Business School which has specific development programmes for each stage of your career.

Benefits

We offer a competitive benefits package.

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