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Internship

We are offering internships of 2 to 3 weeks to second year students during the May to August 2022 period.

If you are interested in interning with us, please email your covering letter, curriculum vitae and examination transcripts to juliantay@leenlee.com.sg and matthewsaw@leenlee.com.sg. Please let us know which department or departments you are interested to intern in.

Training

When does Training take place?

The Practice Training period is being increased from 6 months to 12 months.

Law graduates of Singapore universities who graduate in 2024 must attend the Part B of the Bar Examination course held from July to December, and then train for 12 months under a Practice Training Contract.

Law graduates of recognised foreign universities without prior legal experience and who graduate in the middle of 2023 will undergo 6 months of Supervised Training. They will then attend the Part A of the Bar Examination Course from January to April in the following year, followed by the Part B of the Bar Examination course held from July to December. They will then train for 12 months under a Practice Training Contract.

What can I expect as a Trainee at Lee & Lee?

We recruit our Trainees with the aim of retaining them as Associates, and we do retain the vast majority of our Trainees.

Lee & Lee is known to have a friendly working environment, and our Trainees are treated and trained well.

Trainees will be assigned to the department that they are recruited for.

Trainees will be exposed to 2 of the 4 practice areas that they are supposed to be exposed to, namely, civil litigation, criminal litigation, conveyancing and corporate.

Trainees will be supervised by a Supervising Solicitor from the department that they are recruited for. All our lawyers listed as Partners qualify as Supervising Solicitors.

Our Trainees and Associates are trained and guided by our Partners including a Senior Counsel and about 10 Partners with more than 20 years of experience each. Our Associates are also given responsibilities early on in their careers like dealing with a corporate client, or acting as lead counsel in a trial on behalf of a litigation client.

Our Trainees and Associates are also exposed to a diverse range of clients with differing needs. We have many established and prominent clients. Given our firm’s reputation, we also attract many walk-in clients who are men in the street with legal problems or issues that they need help with.

How much is the allowance?

We are currently paying our Trainees $2,000 per month during training, and $300 per month during the Part B course.

How many positions are available?

We are currently looking to recruit about 11 Trainees a year.

Which universities are our Trainees from?

We have recruited Trainees from a diverse range of universities including Singapore universities, recognised English universities and recognised Australian universities.

How do I apply?

If you are interested in Training with us, please email your covering letter, curriculum vitae and examination transcripts to juliantay@leenlee.com.sg and matthewsaw@leenlee.com.sg. Please let us know which department or departments you are interested to train in.

When do I apply?

Candidates who will be called in 2022 and who are interested in Banking, Corporate or Real Estate can apply to us now.

Candidates who will be called in 2023 and who are interested in Banking, Litigation or Real Estate can apply to us now.

Candidates who will be called in 2024 or 2025 can apply to us now.

Appointments

Lee & Lee’s broad areas of practice offer a wide range of career opportunities for lawyers, paralegals and support professionals across a variety of specialist areas.

We believe in a firm culture which emphasises dynamism, diligence and teamwork. The work we handle is challenging and we take pride in delivering high standards of service – both to our clients, and internally, to colleagues.

Interested applicants should apply with a recent photograph and detailed resume (including academic results and employment history), current and expected salaries to hr@leenlee.com.sg.

Professional Appointments

1. Positions are currently open for Associates in our Real Estate & Property Department. Excellent career prospects and remuneration await selected candidates.

2. We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and highly motivated trade mark lawyer to join our trade marks practice.

The candidate must have the ability to work within a team in a vibrant and supportive workplace. She/He will work closely with our Senior Counsel, partners and associates in prosecuting local and foreign trade mark applications and managing our clients’ trade mark portfolios. Prior experience (3-4 years) in a similar role would be an advantage.

If you are interested in joining us, we would be interested in speaking with you.

Please apply with a recent photograph, detailed resume (including academic results and employment history) as well as current and expected salaries to hr@leenlee.com.sg.

3. We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and highly motivated trade mark executive to join our trade marks practice.

The candidate must have the ability to work within a team in a vibrant and supportive workplace. She/he will work closely with our Senior Counsel, partners and associates in prosecuting local and foreign trade mark applications and managing our clients’ trade mark portfolios. Prior experience (2-3 years) in a similar role would be an advantage.

If you are interested in joining us, we would be interested in speaking with you. 

Please apply with a recent photograph, detailed resume (including academic results and employment history) as well as current and expected salaries to hr@leenlee.com.sg.

4.The Banking & Finance Department is seeking Legal Associates to join the team. The team is led by Louise Tan, an established banking and finance lawyer, with over 40 years of legal experience, and who has been named by Chambers as one of the leading experts in SIngapore in banking and finance. The team has an impressive client list, including major banks and financial institutions in Singapore, international financial institutions and law firms, as well as listed companies and REITs. Successful candidates will be able to work closely with the senior partner and partners in a supportive work environment, and have the opportunity to hone their skills in their banking and finance practice and develop their strategic thinking.  Applicants should:

    • be called to the Singapore bar, and preferably have 2 to 6 years of PQE in doing banking and finance work;
    • have a strong sense of responsibility, initiative and be a team player; and
    • be conversant with the law, and thorough and meticulous in their approach to work.

Support Appointments

Positions are open for para-legals and staff to support lawyers in their respective areas of work. In particular, positions are open for Real Estate Staff and Corporate Secretarial Executives (more details regarding this role can be found here).

Come and be a part of us!