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Inclusive Recruitment

We provide members with access to a unique and diverse set of candidates.  Most have qualified and trained in city firms and then had other experience beyond that: working in house, going freelance, running their own businesses or simply taking a break. 

We work with women and men and always look for opportunities to include a candidate.  At any one point in time between 25% and 30% of our candidates tend to be from black, Asian or other minority ethnic background.

Building the Future

We are always on the lookout for candidates who will be interesting for our members’ talent pipeline.  We are proactive at reaching out to partners and recruitment teams whenever we come across a candidate who we think will be a good fit.

At the same time, we can work to a specific brief and do an active search for a particular talent profile or experience.  We also help clients find candidates who can pivot from one area to another.  Our aim is to help you build your future talent pool.

Member Spotlight

Travers Smith

The Reignite Academy is delighted that Travers Smith has renewed membership for 2024. 

We have been working closely with Travers Smith for four years and know from experience they are committed to supporting returners. 

Travers Smith is a full service firm, based in the heart of the City with a global reach. The firm describes itself as “a market-leading and award-winning firm who develops and encourages their lawyers to be the best they can be.”

They have 370 lawyers in total in their offices in London and Paris, dividing their sectors into advisory, contentious, regulatory and transactional.  Legal 500 ranks Travers Smith Tier 1 for Corporate and Commercial, Equity and Capital Markets and Employment (particularly Employee Share Schemes and Pensions), Corporate Governance and Corporate Tax.

The firm has been awarded many prestigious awards.  In 2023 they won the “Pro Bono Initiative of the Year” awarded by The Lawyer and in 2022 “Innovation for Responsible Business” by the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Europe Awards. The firm is also proud to be in the top 25 employers as recognised by Stonewall in supporting the LGBT+ community.

We have placed several candidates with the firm including Claire Beirne, a commercial litigator, who joined in a hybrid learning and development and knowledge management role. 

In terms of joining as a returner, Travers Smiths states the following; “When you join Travers Smith we are confident that they will provide you with the support, management and training opportunities you need to reach your full potential and ambitions”  and we fully agree. 

If you are interested in working at this firm, please do reach out to us to arrange an initial consultation.

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