Squire Patton Boggs

Squire Patton Boggs Returner Programme


Location: Leeds or Manchester

Start Date: February 2019

Programme: 6-month paid returnship

Part of the Law Returners Programme

About Squire Patton Boggs

Squire Patton Boggs has just been recognised for the sixth consecutive year by Law 360 as a top 20 global law firm. A team of 2,600, across 47 offices in 20 countries, provides unrivalled access to expertise and invaluable connections on the ground. The firm prides itself on offering a seamless service that operates on any scale – locally, regionally, nationally or globally. This encompasses virtually every matter, jurisdiction and market, and places clients at the centre of that service. The Leeds and Manchester offices are no exception.

What is it like to work for Squire Patton Boggs?

Squire Patton Boggs recruits people with the curiosity, agility and confidence needed to thrive in a competitive, quickly changing business landscape.

You’ll get excellent quality work and a high level of involvement with clients, working across a network of global offices on complex and fast-moving problems, transactions and disputes.

Despite the firm’s size, you’ll be working with collaborative, collegiate, teams with one goal: to help  clients achieve their commercial objectives in the best possible way. The environment is open, friendly and supportive.

“The team is very strong. You get sound, quality legal advice with strong commercial thinking behind it.”  Leeds Tax client.

“The team is able to communicate in simple terms. They are practical and prepared to give us an opinion with a commercial view.” Manchester Employment client.

What opportunities are available?

Squire Patton Boggs is looking for qualified lawyers who have taken a professional legal career break of at least 12 months to work in the following practice areas:

You do not require specific experience in these areas to apply to Squire Patton Boggs.

The firm is happy to consider part-time working.

What support is available?

Squire Patton Boggs provides you with an internal mentor and buddy for your day to day questions.  You will receive technical training from The Law Society to get you up to speed.  In addition, you will also benefit from the Career Returners Coaching support from Women Returners as well as a peer support group of other returners on the programme.

There is a comprehensive programme of training to help you respond to business and career opportunities as they arise and the firm offers traditional training as well as a wider approach to ensure all learning styles are catered for, such as webinars, video conferences, e-learning and self-study.

Who are they looking for?

Squire Patton Boggs is looking for people who are keen to reignite their legal careers in a supportive and collaborative environment, demonstrate a real interest in their chosen area of practice, and are eager to continue to learn, progress and excel within their field.

The Recruitment Process

To apply to the Squire Patton Boggs Returner Programme, please apply online at www.squirepattonboggs/careers, selecting the role in the office in which you’re interested in working.

The closing date for applications has been extended to 2 December at 23.59

For specific queries relating to Squire Patton Boggs, please contact their Resourcing Director, Caroline, at caroline.stevens@squirepb.com.

For queries regarding the Law Returner programme, please email hazel@womenreturners.com