When you apply to join us, or during your interview, please let us know which practice group you would like to join.
If you’re not certain of your preferred specialist area at this stage, don’t worry, you won’t be boxed in. In addition to training in your chosen primary practice area, you will also be given opportunities in at least one other area.
And if, after starting in one practice area, you realise that it is not the right kind of work for you, we’ll do our best within the bounds of the Firm’s needs to accomodate a switch.
There are three broad aspects to your training at Rajah & Tann:
We are one of the few firms in Singapore - if not the only one - to conduct litigation training sessions for our lawyers. You’ll be given a hypothetical problem, and challenged to argue the case on behalf of your client, in simulated “live” conditions; the best way, we believe, to master the quick thinking skills involved in high pressure Court work.
Good corporate lawyers need not just sound technical knowledge, but also a firm grasp of the intricacies of the commercial world. Our Corporate Practice Group holds frequent training sessions in which current real-life issues are shared and discussed by all present, from senior partners to trainees, to arrive at the best way of advising the client.
Care and nurture
You know it’s going to be hard work and we don’t pretend otherwise, but we do our best to provide a good balance of fun, camaraderie and support.
Everyone in the firm is on first name terms, and we're proud of our most senior lawyers' commitment to taking a personal role in the development of our trainees and associates. You'll find that all our partners are happy to take the time to teach you the finer points of the law and commercial practice - not something that happens in every law firm.
eOASIS is our firm’s website for clients, filled with business and legal information that is up-to-date with the latest legislative changes.
O@SIS is Rajah & Tann’s internal electronic knowledgebase, accessible wherever you are in the world. It contains not just vital research materials of articles, cases and memoranda, corporate and court precedents, and updates in the law.
Our library is unique in that we have complemented the paper library with numerous on-line tools and books accessible from your individual desktops.
We strongly believe in giving our lawyers the right support to do the best possible job for our clients. To this end, we have several practice group support teams, each with wide experience in the work they handle. The Litigation support team, for example, is one of the most experienced in Singapore.
We constantly seek opportunities to offer overseas attachments for promising associates who have worked
with us for a reasonable period. We not only want to equip you with the skills you need to achieve your aspirations, but to spur you onto greater heights in your career.
At Rajah & Tann, we expect a great deal from our people, at all levels. In return for their talent and dedication, we ensure that they are appropriately rewarded, both financially and in terms of the generous range of benefits they receive.
As a trainee with Rajah & Tann, you'll enjoy an attractive package that includes: