Almost all of our partners and lawyers summer clerked with the firm. So, if you choose Bell Gully, our part of the bargain is to support you all the way. You'll spend the first few days on a full induction programme, which includes our famous team building event.
We want to give you an insight into the wide range of work the firm is involved in. That's why we give you the opportunity to work in three departments. In each department, we match you with one of our partners or senior associates. You'll work with them, their teams and their clients to get first-hand experience of what it takes to succeed in a legal career.
We like to make sure that every moment you spend with us counts, so you'll do real legal work. Our summer clerks research client cases, draft letters and analyse the impact of legislation on our clients' businesses. You may prepare for and attend court hearings, mediations and client meetings, seeing for yourself how issues are resolved. You could be part of a deal team, work with clients and external advisers and have genuine deadlines with pressure to match.
Summer clerking is also a great chance to meet and work with other law students who excel. Your year group will represent the firm at client events, participate in departmental and team events and be able to join in a wide range of sporting activities. You will be arriving just as the summer party season gets underway so there is plenty of opportunity to enjoy the social side of working in the firm.
"Working at Bell Gully has been a truly awesome experience. Everyone I have worked with has been incredibly inclusive and involved me in their work; in fact, I often forgot that I was there as a Summer Clerk and not as a long time team member." Sanne Berkman, summer clerk 2016/2017.