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Practice Training Contract

Cavenagh Law and Clifford Chance are currently accepting applications for the Singapore Training Programme, which provides successful candidates with an opportunity to become qualified in Singapore. This unique programme is twenty-six months in duration and will first provide a Practice Training Contract in Singapore through Cavenagh Law. Following your admission to the Singapore Bar, you will undergo the post-qualification Training Programme conducted by Clifford Chance.

It is also a programme which is truly international. It provides exposure to leading local and international teams and transactions across different practice areas, including an opportunity to be considered for a seat (travel restrictions permitting) in one of Clifford Chance's international offices.

Stage 1: Practice Training Contract with Cavenagh Law

At Cavenagh Law, we have designed the structure of our Practice Training Contract to give you the widest range of experience within our business in line with the training requirements in the Legal Profession Act and the Legal Profession (Admission) Rules 2011. Under the supervision of the Partners of Cavenagh Law, you will work on high profile matters and learn from market leaders. You will take real responsibility in matters in a refreshing and stimulating environment, where your unique talents will have the space to shine, develop and make a real impact.

During the Cavenagh Law Practice Training Contract, your time and energy will be focused on activities that will best develop your legal and business skills. You could be drafting documents, join in conducting investigations or discovery, attending client meetings or preparing documents for a dispute.

You will be admitted to the Singapore Bar upon completion of the Cavenagh Law Practice Training Contract.

Stage 2: World Class Training and Development

Following admission in Singapore, and as a qualified lawyer, the next stage of the training programme consists of seat placements in any of the following practice areas: Mergers & Acquisitions, Funds & Investment Management, Banking & Finance, Projects, Financial Regulatory and Capital Markets. In this stage of the training programme, you will be able to nominate seats in the practice areas of interest to you. While seat availability is subject to the needs of the business, we endeavour to allocate you seats which reflect your personal career ambitions.

During this stage of the training programme, in addition to gaining excellent exposure to international work, you will also receive access to the world class training that Clifford Chance provides to its trainees globally and access to the global training resources of the Clifford Chance Academy.

This stage is designed to help you build a portfolio of technical, business and commercial skills to support and sustain growth in your practical experience. You will progress through a structured programme in each seat and receive mentoring and performance assessments from dedicated supervisors. Upon completion of the two-year training programme, you will have the opportunity to be considered for associate positions with Cavenagh Law or Clifford Chance.

Application deadline

We have completed our recruitment for 2022 and 2023.

Application for 2024 Training Programme is already closed. Interviews will take place in August 2021. Applications must be submitted, and will only be accepted, via the:


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