Work Experience Placements in UK

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Work Experience Placements in UK: Applications invited for 3 months training & work experience placements in London.

International Lawyers for Africa (ILFA) is an initiative set up by leading law firms and academics, which aims to develop African lawyers’ legal skills in international law, banking and finance, corporate and commercial law and dispute resolution in an international context.

Applications are invited from qualified lawyers:

  • Working or seeking to work in private practice or government service
  • Committed to developing their legal skills in international law, commercial law and/or dispute resolution

    Candidate Specification

  • Degree in law or and admitted to practise as a lawyer in home jurisdiction
  • Excellent academics (minimum of a 2.1 or equivalent) from a university with a reputable law faculty
  • Professional legal experience at the national level, with emphasis in public international law, corporate and commercial or banking and finance law
  • Experience as Government/state lawyers in the context of international law preferable
  • Not more than associate level post-qualification experience i.e. not a partner
  • Fluency in spoken and written English essential
  • Written undertaking to complete the placement
  • Written undertaking to return home after completion of the placement

    The Placement

    Candidates will be placed with commercial law firms. As such, their legal expertise should match those of the host firm’s areas of practice e.g. corporate and commercial law, dispute resolution (arbitration, litigation and ADR), public international law, banking and finance.

    Candidates will be provided with:

  • Visa application assistance
  • Visa fee
  • Flight arrangements
  • Airfares
  • Appropriate accommodation (food and laundry facilities not provided)
  • A weekly allowance
  • Monthly travel card for buses and underground trains which cover travel in the London area only

    For more information and application, see: Work Experience Placements in UK.

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