Hong Kong Training Program
Lipman Karas offers training contracts to graduates who have demonstrated academic excellence, practical ability and the highest levels of achievement. LK attracts lawyers who are passionate about the law and a career in dispute resolution. LK has one of the largest number of solicitors with higher rights of audience before the High Court of Hong Kong.
Trainees participate in a variety of tasks and work directly with senior lawyers, principals and clients on major disputes, many of which involve actions in multiple jurisdictions. Their responsibilities include legal research, drafting correspondence, court documents and agreements, and factual investigation and analysis.
Trainees are schooled on the firm’s research methodology, approach to practice, technological tools and international resources. They are an integral part of the team and are encouraged to participate in all aspects of firm life, including taking part in the firm’s social and community activities.
Given the specialist nature of LK’s practice we do not rotate trainees between seats. Instead, we provide trainees with the range of experience required for qualification in Hong Kong in the context of our litigation practice. In particular, trainees can expect to develop skills and experience in civil litigation and procedure, international arbitration, company law, corporate and regulatory investigations, insolvency and asset recovery.
Trainee salaries are benchmarked against market rates for other international firms in Hong Kong and reviewed each year.
An offer for a training contract is conditional upon the successful completion of the PCLL course in Hong Kong. We ordinarily expect candidates to complete a summer internship with us before making an offer for a training contract.
If you secure an offer of a training contract with LK prior to completing the PCLL, we will provide a maintenance grant during your PCLL studies and will cover your conversion exams and PCLL tuition fees. This support is conditional on you subsequently joining and completing your training contract with LK.
To learn more about the firm and its culture, please click here for an insight from an LK Special Counsel.
For further information, please click here for our Graduate Guide.