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Media/Reputation Management law internship scheme

Internship; ongoing; paid


An exciting opportunity to obtain practical experience with one of London’s leading media/reputation management law teams.  Brett Wilson LLP’s media law department undertakes work exclusively in the fields of defamation, harassment, privacy and data protection law.

The firm is pleased to announce its 2019 media law internship scheme.  A small number of one-month placements will be offered sequentially to successful applicants in the spring.

Successful applicants will work within a team of media lawyers for either a two or four week placement.

The internship may involve:-

  • Proof-reading
  • Attending meetings and court hearings
  • Assisting in the drafting of legal documents
  • Preparing bundles
  • Lodging documents at court
  • Legal research
  • Ad hoc administrative tasks

During the internship, the successful applicants will work closely with specialist solicitors and gain invaluable insight into the day-to-day role of the media lawyer.

There is the possibility of further career opportunities for interns who perform exceptionally during their placement.


  • A strong desire to work in media law and technical knowledge of the associated legal disciplines (the internships are not suitable for individuals seeking general work experience at a law firm).
  • Excellent standards of literacy and communication skills. Words are a media lawyer’s tools; poorly written applications will be rejected regardless of qualifications and experience.
  • LLB (2:1 or above), GDL (commendation or above) or an equivalent qualification.
  • Preferably have completed or be studying the LPC or BTPC. Where an Applicant has not completed either of these courses they must demonstrate that they obtained the equivalent procedural knowledge.
  • An understanding of the Civil Procedure Rules.
  • Previous work experience in litigation is highly desirable, though not essential.
  • Strong interpersonal skills/team-working abilities.
  • Excellent organisational and IT skills (including being able to use the intermediate functions of MS Word and Outlook).
  • A “can do” attitude and the ability to work proactively and use their initiative, whilst also exercising judgement.
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy.
  • The highest standards of professionalism.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK.

How to apply

Applications should be made to with the subject “Media Law Internship” and attaching a covering letter and CV. The covering letter should set out your suitability for the role with reference to the above criteria.  Applicants are encouraged to provide examples of their written work, such as blogs/articles they have written on media law issues.

Due to the high volume of applications that the firm receives, we are unable to take telephone enquiries in relation to this position.  We will only respond to your application if a decision is made to progress it to the next stage.

Pro-forma applications will not be considered and please do not apply for this position if you do not have the requisite skills and experience.


The firm will not respond to enquiries from agencies.

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