London office: 40 Bank Street, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5DS

Tel: +44 (0)20 7519 7000



Size & Geographic Coverage

Number of Partners: 32

Number of Associates: 97

Total number of trainee solicitors: 18

Number of UK offices: 1

Number of overseas offices: 20

Application criteria

Training contracts vacancies per annum: 12

Vacation scheme places per annum: 40

Minimum degree grade: 2:1

Application deadline for training contracts starting in 2025: 15 December 2022

Salary and benefits

First year salary: £50,000

Second year salary: £55,000

Post qualification salary: £157,000

Holiday entitlement: 25 days


LPC fees: Yes

GDL fees: Yes

Maintenance grant per annum: £10,000


Skadden’s London office advises on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, financings, restructurings and tax matters. We also have extensive experience in the fields of international arbitration and litigation, white collar crime and financial regulation. We advise clients on the most complex matters that require innovative solutions involving both domestic U.K. and multijurisdictional law.

Since opening our London office in 1988, Skadden has established itself as a major player in the London legal market.

The firm offers a fully integrated U.K., European and U.S. practice operating from our London base and composed of some of London’s top-ranked lawyers.

Our clients, which we counsel on cross-border European and global matters, include major corporates, financial institutions and governments. Skadden’s global platform allows our lawyers in London to quickly marshall relevant experience across practices and offices as needed, to address the most demanding instructions from clients anywhere around the world.

More than two-thirds of our London partners are recommended as leaders in their field in Chambers UK, and the firm is highly regarded in each of its practice areas.