Sidley Austin


The Lawyer UK 200

  • UK 200 Position: 7
  • UK/gl…



  • UK 200 Position: 7
  • UK/global turnover: £55m/£676m
  • Global PEP: £708,000
  • UK/global RPL: £529,000/£388,000
Looking back on 2006, Sidley Austin London managing partner Drew Scott picked out the structured finance practice as having had a “very strong year”, advising on some “cutting-edge deals”. One example was its work for US bank Washington Mutual, which saw the establishment of the first covered bond programme under US law.

Sidley also expanded its work for Deutsche Bank across mainland Europe. The firm’s burgeoning insurance practice was boosted by the arrival of former barrister Dorothy Cory-Wright from Kendall Freeman. Scott predicted that her presence could provide the catalyst for a litigation practice in London.

  • Web: www.sidley.com
  • Telephone: 020 7360 2016
  • Fax: 020 7360 2576
  • No. of Trainees: 17
  • No. of Trainee Vacancies: 8
  • Training contract application deadline: 31-Jul-08
  • Selection
    • Individual interview: No
    • Panel interview: No
    • Assessment day: No
    • Psychometric test: No
    • Written exercise
  • No. of Seats: 4 – 5
  • Opportunities Abroad: No
  • Vacation Schemes
    • No. placements: N/A
    • Summer vacation scheme application deadline: N/A
  • GDL/CPE Intake: 50%
  • GDL/CPE funding
    • Fees: Yes
    • Maintenance: £7,000
  • LPC funding
    • Fees: Yes
    • Maintenance: £7,000
  • Salary/benefits
    • Start: £38,000
    • Qualification: £75,000
    • Season ticket loan: Yes
    • Healthcare: Yes
    • Pension scheme: Yes
    • Life assurance: Yes
    • Bonus scheme: No
    • Gym membership: Yes
    • Subsidised lunch: Yes
    • Free taxis after hours: Yes