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Training Contract Handbook


With expert contributions from dozens of trainees and associates from a range of market-leading City firms, plus comprehensive insights and insider tips from leading City trainers, authors and academics, this unique training contract survival guide offers:

  • Explanations of hundreds of key legal concepts and contractual clauses, including the terminology, jargon and acronyms that you’ll likely come across in practice.
  • A comprehensive insight into what trainees do, including practice area overviews and example trainee work-logs.
  • Insider tips on managing your workload, interacting with supervisors and demonstrating initiative.
  • Expert guidance on how to effectively approach research, presentations, proofreading and written tasks.
  • A summary of foundational commercial and contract law principles.
  • Advice on how to project manage the M&A process, including complex due diligence exercises and signings and completions.
  • A detailed explanation of some of the key transaction documents, including NDAs, engagement letters, sale and purchase agreements, shareholders’ agreements and loan agreements.
  • An overview of key litigation documents and processes, including advice on how to co-ordinate large-scale document reviews.
  • A practical guide to Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Excel.