James Halstead, Managing Partner

Welcome to Covington. You are about to begin what will hopefully be an exciting and successful career in the law, and it is critical that you start by selecting the best firm for you. We aim to recruit talented and enthusiastic lawyers for the long term and many of our senior lawyers have been with the firm their entire careers. Our trainees tell us that they were attracted to Covington in London because we provide the responsibility and opportunity of a close-knit office, combined with the resources and prestige of a leading international firm. Above all, though, we recognise the importance of a great firm culture. We have some of the best lawyers in the world because we understand that excellence in legal practice involves effective teamwork, clear and shared values and generosity to colleagues and clients as well as preeminent legal skills analysis.