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In this section you can find all the advice and guidance you need as you apply for jobs and prepare for interviews.
In the Recruitment section there is a wealth of information about completing applications forms, online tests, and the various stages in the recruitment. Whilst the Disability section provides advice on how to manage your disability during the recruitment process including information on how to inform an employer of what you require and referring to your disability during an interview.
Managing Your Disability
The Organisations section is where you can find out about various organisations, the opportunities they offer and their individual approach to disability.
Profiles / Stories
It’s always great to hear from those who have been successful.
This section profiles many individuals, working across different industries, at various stages of their careers. Their interviews demonstrate that is possible to have a successful career regardless of whether or not you have a disability. They also illustrate the adjustments that can be made in the workplace.
Slaughter and May is one of the most prestigious law firms in the world. We advise on high-profile and often landmark international transactions. Our excellent and varied client list ranges from governments to entrepreneurs, from retailers to entertainment companies and from conglomerates to Premier League football clubs. We are a full service law firm to corporate clients and have leading practitioners across a wide range of practice areas including Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate and Commercial, Financing, Tax, Competition, Dispute Resolution, Real Estate, Pensions and Employment, Financial Regulation, Information Technology and Intellectual Property.
A World of Difference There are clear differences between us and other global law firms. At Slaughter and May we train each of our lawyers to be a multi-specialist equipped to advise on a broad range of legal matters, which at other firms would be handled by a number of different lawyers. We think that by broadening your training and experience, you will be a better lawyer. We have built a reputation for delivering innovative solutions to difficult problems. This reputation has been earned because each of our lawyers advises on broad legal areas, combining experience gained on one type of transaction to solve problems in another. In this way, our lawyers have a varied and interesting workload and ample opportunities to develop close relationships with clients. Nearly all of our work has an international element and we have offices in London, Brussels, Hong Kong and Beijing. In other jurisdictions we prefer to remain agile by leading unified, hand-picked teams of lawyers from market-leading law firms. All the firms we work with across the world have a reputation for excellence and independence that mirrors our own. At Slaughter and May we also take a different approach to time; there are no set billing or time targets. Some ideas take a matter of seconds but are can save companies millions of pounds a year. The type of work we do is not always measurable in minutes. In this way, our lawyers are free to work collaboratively, sharing expertise and knowledge, so that they can concentrate on what matters most, the quality of the work and client service. For more information please visit www.slaughterandmay.com
You will find people from a diverse range of religious, racial and social backgrounds at Slaughter and May. Among our lawyers, 24 nationalities and 61 different universities are represented.
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Excellence never comes from just one perspective. Our teams are drawn from lawyers from different backgrounds and with different viewpoints. They deliver the best advice for our clients by collaborating to find innovative, commercial solutions. A fully open and inclusive environment ensures that the brightest minds will always flourish.
We aim to employ the brightest minds regardless of what or where they have studied – you will find graduates from over 84 universities at Slaughter and May. Background, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, religious beliefs and age are all irrelevant to our application process. A law degree is not essential – only about half of our trainees studied law as undergraduates. We like people with: •energy and spark who can relate to those around them •common sense, integrity and drive •a range of interests outside of the law •a sharp intellect – our work is intellectually demanding so the minimum standard we look for is three strong A levels (or equivalent) and either a high 2:1 or a 1st in your first degree •independent thought •commercial awareness •resolve and judgement •an interesting take on things •the ability to show grit under pressure •a good sense of humour To thrive here, you will also need enthusiasm, commitment and a willingness to accept responsibility.
Slaughter and May is committed to ensuring that our recruitment processes are barrier-free and inclusive as possible to everyone. This includes making adjustments for people who have a disability or long-term condition. We have included some examples below but we would encourage candidates to get in touch to discuss their individual needs.
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We have a Disability Working Group which includes representatives from across the firm, including partners, who work together to ensure our policies, practices and processes are inclusive of disabled people, and that our recruitment process is disability confident.
Our reasonable adjustment process is designed with the individual in mind. When you request a reasonable adjustment, the Health and Safety team will work with you to determine the best adjustments to meet your needs and conduct on-going reviews to make sure that any changes to best practice, technology or your condition are considered. Our recruitment team regularly attend the Graduate Recruitment Disability Café, which supports recruiters and builds their confidence and knowledge about disability in recruitment. Slaughter and May are also members of the Business Disability Forum and individuals within the firm attend regular conferences and seminars helping the firm to establish barrier-free processes and procedures; and ensure that we adhere to the latest guidelines on disability. We also host some of these events on behalf of the Business Disability Forum.
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