We see our Trainees as individuals who will, in the near future, be called to the Singapore Bar and become our Legal Associates and in time, become a Partner of this Firm. We therefore invest a great deal of time and energy into training our Trainees.
Because we are fiercely proud of our reputation and the quality of our work, we work hard to maintain this and we expect our Trainees to share that same 'anti-fragile' attitude to get the job done right. While grades are important in the sense that they will show how much you learned and how well you have done in law school, we take the view that the true measure of the ability of a person is not obtained merely through his or her academic results. Equally important are your work ethics, competency, core legal work, problem-solving skills and ability to work as a team.
Training Allowance and Benefits
The firm will pay a competitive monthly honorarium during your Practice Training Contract. In addition, you will have access to your own computer terminal and the Firm’s resources. You will also receive an additional lump sum honorarium after you have successfully completed the Singapore Bar Examination Part B and upon commencement of your Practice Training with the Firm.
HEP is a full-service Firm. You will therefore be exposed to all our practice areas. This will be an opportunity for you, at the start of your legal career, to gain valuable exposure, as well as to get a better idea of the type of work you feel most suits you.
We believe that the best way to learn is to get hands-on experience. You will have to think quickly on your feet, be self-motivated, and responsible for the files you work on. That way, you learn more, faster. After all, we think of you as a potential colleague, and we have a vested interest in ensuring that you become a very good lawyer. That said, our doors are always open and our partners and associates are always there to help and guide you along.
When you send us your training contract application, please let us know the areas of practice you are interested in. We will make every effort to assign you a mentor of your preferred field. Our Trainees often sit down with their mentor and other senior lawyers to discuss their progress and other matters.
There is a rotation policy in HEP, but it is not a rigid system, primarily designed to allow you to do the area of law that you feel both interests and benefits you.
As we take in Trainees with a view to retention and their future development as part of our Firm, our retention rate is very high.
Starting Salary for HEP’s Lawyers and Perks
HEP’s lawyers receive a remuneration package which is competitively pegged to the high end of market rate, as well as medical and other benefits, such as overseas trips, reimbursement of mobile phone bills, transport and meal allowance for overtime work.
As we believe in a balance between work and leisure, and long term legal career for all, our practice is geared towards achieving that.
How do I apply for training contract?
Simply send your resume and Curriculum Vitae to:
The Recruitment Committee
Harry Elias Partnership LLP
SGX Centre 2, #17-01,
4 Shenton Way,
Please include the following details:
- A short introduction or write-up about yourself
- A photograph
- CV including your personal information and contact details
- The area(s) of practice (or position) you are interested in
- Previous working experience
- Records of your extra-curricular activities
- Exam transcripts
- Awards/Scholarships received (if any)