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Legal careers in Singapore with Eversheds Harry Elias

Legal careers in Singapore

Eversheds Harry Elias enjoys a strong position in Singapore. As a hub for work throughout South East Asia, our office boasts a team of lawyers that are dual-qualified and speak numerous languages including English, Mandarin, Bahasa Indonesia, Japanese, Korean, Malay and Tamil.

What Eversheds Harry Elias can offer you

Constantly striving for excellence and innovation at the leading edge of law can be challenging. However, Eversheds Harry Elias has worked hard to create an environment where your talent can flourish. The firm has been lauded as Employer of Choice"by Asian Legal Business for several years now. Whether you’re just starting out or are looking to take the next step in your career, you will be supported along every stage of your development and helped to achieve your full potential.

Being part of an international network, we can also offer you the chance to collaborate with thought leaders around the globe and move between our 60+ offices when the opportunities arise. You’ll also get to work on some of the most high profile cases on behalf of the world’s most powerful institutions.

If taking your career down a less traditional path piques your interest but you don’t want to compromise on quality of work, ES Agile Singapore may be what you are looking for. This new initiative gives you the opportunity to go on placement with some of our fantastic clients for durations ranging from a week to a year or more. These opportunities are available on a part-time and full-time basis, allowing you to match your job to your personal requirements. You can find more information here.

What we’re looking for

Eversheds Harry Elias is continuously praised for the quality of its work. This reputation for excellence is built on the efforts of our people so we aim to recruit, train and retain the best. If you have a passion for your chosen field, a sense of what drives a business and can use your specialist knowledge to make a real contribution to our team, we want to hear from you.

What happens next

For details of jobs available across our offices please search our vacancies. If there is nothing advertised to match your profile and experience, don’t be put off as the situation can change quickly. Simply send your CV to recruitment@eversheds-harryelias.com and we’ll get back to you as soon as a suitable vacancy arises.

Internship

Our internship programme runs throughout the year and we welcome all applications from law students.

As we are a full-service firm you will be exposed to all practice areas. You can express an interest in a particular area, and we will try to accommodate and place you in that practice area. As an intern you will gain valuable insight into and have a better understanding of the legal practice before you start your legal career.

On your first day of internship, you will take part in an orientation programme, and will be introduced to the members of the firm. You will be assigned a partner who will be your mentor for the entire duration of your internship. Your mentor will give you training assignments and will ensure that the internship is meaningful to you.

If you are keen, please send your CV to recruitment@eversheds-harryelias.com

Training contracts

We see our trainees as individuals who will, in the future, be called to the Singapore Bar and become our associates and in time, become a partner of our firm. We therefore invest a great deal of time and energy into developing our trainees.

We are fiercely proud of our reputation and the quality of our work and work hard to maintain it and we expect our trainees to be the same. While grades are important, we take the view that the true measure of ability is not obtained merely through academic results. Equally important are your work ethics, competency, core legal work, problem-solving skills and ability to work as a team.

We are a full-service firm and you will therefore be exposed to all our practice areas. This will be an opportunity for you, at the start of your legal career, to gain valuable exposure, as well as to get a better idea of the type of work you feel most suits you.

We believe that the best way to learn is to get hands-on experience. You will have to think on your feet, be self-motivated, and responsible for the files you work on. That said, our doors are always open and our partners and associates are always there to help and guide you along.

When you send us your training contract application, please let us know the areas of practice you are interested in. We will make every effort to assign you a mentor of your preferred field. There is a rotation policy but it is not a rigid system, primarily designed to allow you to experience the area of law that you feel both interests and benefits you.

The firm will pay a competitive monthly honorarium during your training contract. You will also receive an additional lump sum honorarium after you have successfully completed the Singapore Bar Examination Part B and upon commencement of your practice training with the Firm.

We take on trainees with a view to retention and their future development as part of our firm and so our retention rate is very high.

If you would like to apply for a training contract, please send your CV to recruitment@eversheds-harryelias.com

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