Trainee Programme

An excellent start of your career journey.

Here, you will have the resources, flexibility, mentoring, guidance and inclusive culture to have a truly exceptional experience. The two-year programme is designed to broaden perspectives, build strong networks and strengthen your skills to be a solicitor.

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Our Approach to Traineeship

Whether you are a trainee solicitor or a qualified lawyer, we view your professional development as a continuing process.

We value academic achievement very highly. Many lawyers however, consider that they only really begin the learning curve once they start working – dealing with clients, dealing with colleagues, understanding commercial drivers and giving practical advice, managing time and so on. This is a process that continues right through your career.

We regard it as critically important to give our trainees the best possible start and our trainee programme is designed with that objective as our primary goal.

The Structure

Commences August every year

  • Orientation
    Familiarise yourself with our firm, people, systems and job.
  • Start Training in one of our Practice Areas
    Your interest and preference will be taken into account.
  • Deacons Academy and Trainee Community
    Participate in team exercises and receive training on substantive legal subjects.
  • Additional Seats
    Continue your training in our other practice areas.
  • Qualification
    We have a very high retention rate.
  • Associate
    Next challenge.

Recruitment & Selection Process

We want to make sure that your application process is as straightforward as possible.

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Training, Support & Development

We depend on talented people like you to help the firm keep moving forward.

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Our Business Lines

We cover a broad spectrum of commercial work.

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Banking and Finance

Capital Markets

China Trade and Investment



Corporate and M&A

Corporate Services

Data Protection and Privacy

Employment and Pensions

Family Law


Intellectual Property

Investment Funds

Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Private Clients

Real Estate



Student to Student

Meet our newly qualified lawyers and trainees here and learn from their stories.

Angel Tsui


Pursuing my passion and staying committed.

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Titus Cheung


Benefiting from the trust of others.

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Bernie Ng


Being part of the teamwork culture.

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Lily Liu


Opening doors for my future.

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Cherry Ng


Seeing the benefits of diversity.

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Ally Leow

Trainee Solicitor

A place where I belong.

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Ellie Fong


Never stop believing in yourself.

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Elaine Ho


From investment bank to parenthood break and beyond.

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Lauren Lam

Trainee Solicitor

My internship got me off to a great start.

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Andy Lam


Be inspired by a culture of inclusivity.

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Adrian Leung

Trainee Solicitor

Adopting a giving back mindset.

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