Trainee Programme

An excellent start of your career journey.

We recruit eight to ten trainees each year. Competition for places is inevitably fierce.

Training Contract

You will undertake four six-month seats during your two-year contract. With our full-service platform, we have the capability not only to offer our trainees as many choices as possible, but also to accommodate a trainee’s preference for a particular practice area if there is any.

We think you can go far at Deacons. From the outset, you will be part of our team and expected to rise to the challenge. We will give you plenty of exciting opportunities and responsibilities to work with the law and clients in real business situations. Your input will be important.


We depend on talented people like you to help the firm moving forward. In turn, we will give you the support you need. You will benefit from our mentoring programme so your training and career progress is overseen by a nominated partner from our Graduate Recruitment Committee. Advice and guidance are always available.


Duration: 2 Years
Start: August each year




When to Apply

Please apply at least two years before the commencement date of the training contract you desire.

LLB / combined law degree students from universities in a Common law jurisdiction
Apply during the penultimate year of your degree

HK JD degree / GDL / CPE students
Apply as soon as you receive your law results

Apply at any time


  • You are expected to graduate with a 2(i) honours degree (or an overseas equivalent) or above
  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) / combined law degree students from universities in a Common law jurisdiction
  • Hong Kong Juris Doctor (JD) degree students
  • Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) / Common Professional Examination (CPE) students

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