British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Legal Trainee Scheme 2019
Deadline: July 28, 2017
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is looking for four LPC graduates who can start work with them in September 2019. This competitive scheme attracts bright, commercially-aware, aspiring lawyers from all backgrounds who want to work in what they think is the world’s most exciting in-house environment. You will be involved in a wide range of quality legal work from day one. You will be closely supervised by lawyers who are experts in their individual fields, but you will also get a chance to work with business colleagues across the BBC, in different teams, and build your legal career as part of a large and supportive in-house team which makes business-critical contributions to the success of the BBC.
The posts are offered as two year fixed-term contract roles and the trainees will be exposed to a wide variety of legal activities within their training contract, leading to qualification with the SRA as a solicitor. Under close supervision these tasks may include:
- Completing legal research and providing advice notes on a variety of legal and commercial topics to internal clients;
- Providing drafting, negotiation and contract management for a wide range of deals;
- Providing corporate legal support generally;
- Helping generate, revise and develop precedents, training and other documentation;
- Investigating and advising on claims of infringement in relation to trade marks, passing off, copyright, confidential information, programme formats and patents;
- Advising on all aspects of IP matters including those arising from online matters and brand and IP protection;
- Drafting contract and Court documentation;
- Assisting senior lawyers in bringing and defending High Court and County Court proceedings;
- Liaising with external lawyers providing advice to the BBC;
- Assisting mitigation of legal, contractual and business affairs risk;
- Working with relevant colleagues to ensure that all deal making is consistent with BBC policy and guidelines, rights frameworks and the BBC’s fair trading commitments.
- A 24 month fixed-term contract paying circa £28k in the first year and rising to £32K in the second year (including London weighting) and leading to qualification with the SRA as a solicitor;
- There will be three six-month rotations in Intellectual Property, BBC Worldwide, Rights and Business Affairs plus one seat in private practice, all based in London;
- Professional Skills Course provided externally but sponsored by the BBC.
- Applicants must normally have a 2:1 degree in law or in a non-law subject;
- You must at least be in your penultimate year of your law degree or in the final year of your non-law degree. If you are not taking a law degree, you must have or intend to have passed the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) prior to starting the contract;
- All applicants will need to have passed the Legal Practice Course (LPC) before they start work with BBC as trainee solicitors in September 2019.
- Interested candidates are to apply via the online application form
For more information, visit BBC Legal Trainee Scheme.