Norton Rose Fulbright launches new business and legal operations graduate scheme

Press release - Transform December 12, 2018

Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright is pleased to announce the launch of a new graduate scheme focused on business and legal operations. This unique law firm graduate scheme encompasses every aspect of the rapid changes currently underway in the delivery of high end legal services. These changes combine the emergence of new legal technology and new business approaches, to provide more complex and sophisticated client solutions.

In the first intake, two roles will be available in March 2019 and a further four starting in September 2019. Intakes will begin annually in September, thereafter. The two year programme will mirror the firm’s traditional training contract for graduates, built around four six-month rotations through the following teams: business solutions; commercial management; innovation; legal project management; and pricing and resource management. 

David Carter, Commercial Director, commented: “We are delighted to offer a comprehensive business and legal operations graduate scheme. The scheme reflects the immediate need for new team members, to meet both client and internal demand following the early success of NRF Transform, our global change and innovation program. The scheme also reflects our commitment to build the teams involved for the long term.”

Martin McCann, Partner, Global Head of Business and Global Sponsor of NRF Transform commented: “Everything that is exciting about the legal sector at the moment is reflected in this graduate scheme. The delivery of legal services is “ Transforming” and the leading law firms know that their future success is linked to how they adjust the traditional model. This is a chance for ambitious graduates to join the teams we have in London and in our Newcastle Hub, helping us to deliver a consistently better service to clients.” 

The graduates will be based in the firm’s London office, with opportunities to work with the Innovation Team based at the firm’s Newcastle Hub. Innovation is at the heart of the firm’s business and the Hub was set up to trial new technology and ways of working. The role could also involve shorter placements in one of the firm’s other offices, globally.

The new graduate scheme sits within NRF Transform, the firm’s global change and innovation program. NRF Transform aims to change how the firm works internally and with clients, driving effectiveness in the deployment of people, processes and technology. Norton Rose Fulbright is seeking graduates with a strong academic record and a degree in any academic discipline to join the team, using the latest tools and methodologies to drive change in how the firm works and delivers legal services to its clients.

Apply for the scheme here.

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Heledd Phelps-Brown, Head of PR
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Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright is a global law firm providing the world’s preeminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. The firm has more than 4,000 lawyers and other legal staff based in Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa and the Middle East.

Recognized for its industry focus, Norton Rose Fulbright is strong across all the key industry sectors: financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; and life sciences and healthcare. Through its global risk advisory group, the firm leverages its industry experience with its knowledge of legal, regulatory, compliance and governance issues to provide clients with practical solutions to the legal and regulatory risks facing their businesses.

Norton Rose Fulbright operates in accordance with its global business principles of quality, unity and integrity, aiming to provide the highest possible standard of legal service in each of its offices and to maintain that level of quality at every point of contact.

Norton Rose Fulbright Verein, a Swiss verein, helps coordinate the activities of Norton Rose Fulbright members but does not itself provide legal services to clients. Norton Rose Fulbright has offices in more than 50 cities worldwide, including London, Houston, New York, Toronto, Mexico City, Hong Kong, Sydney and Johannesburg. For more information, see