Apply to the Reignite Academy

Who should apply

The Reginite Academy is open to qualified lawyers who are looking to return to private practice firms after a career hiatus of 18 months or more.

The programme is for people who have qualified with City/US firms and who are now currently not working, as well as those who are currently under-employed and working below their potential inside or outside of the profession.


Areas of expertise

We are particularly interested in lawyers with experience in the following:

  • Antitrust / Competition
  • Banking & Finance
    • General
    • Asset Finance
  • Commercial Law
  • Commercial litigation
  • Construction & Engineering
  • Corporate
    • Broad interest in this area across public M&A/ECM, private M&A, joint ventures, private equity
  • Data Privacy
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Financial Services Regulatory
  • Labour & Employment Law
  • Real estate
  • Derivatives & Trading
  • Tax
  • Pensions
  • Restructuring and Insolvency
  • Funds

Additional Information

The programme will run in the London offices of participating City firms and in the Guildford office of Stevens & Bolton.

No. We are interested to hear from people who have trained in any City firms.

The next programme will begin in September 2019 and will last for 6 months

Salary and benefits will be determined by the individual firms and will also depend on the level of seniority and experience of the candidate.

We are developing a comprehensive training programme which will be tailored to meet the needs of the individuals involved. This training will include technical, legal topics; ways of working and productivity tools; and soft skills areas relevant for those returning after a break.

The programme will also include one to one coaching and regular coaching with the full cohort involved in the programme.

Some roles will be available on a 4 day a week basis, others will be full time. Flexible working options depend on the specific role and the individual firm.

To register your interest, please complete the form below.

Candidates will be asked to select which area(s) of expertise they are interested in and will be able to upload their CV.Please don’t worry if your CV is not perfect – we will provide you with support on creating a terrific CV.

The interview process will involve a supportive first round interview seeking to assess your strengths and career aspirations. Those successful at first round will be invited to a Career Bootcamp to be held in late May, before being presented to the relevant client of the appropriate member firm(s).

How to apply

Please apply for the most relevant area to your background.

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