Engelin Teh Practice LLC (ETP) offers internships as well as training contracts
for law school graduates. However, as a medium-sized litigation firm, we focus
on law graduates who have a strong inclination to practice litigation.
year, we offer a series of 6-week internships to a limited number of
penultimate year university students. It is a great opportunity to test out
life at ETP and it is also a great opportunity for us to get to know you
We have a
structured internship programme detailing the roles and responsibilities of
interns, deliverables and timelines which we expect our interns to adhere to.
Scope of work for the interns ranges from basic legal research, preparing case
notes, drafting opinions, advices, case briefs and assisting the firm’s lawyers
in case preparation and accompanying them for court hearings.
of the internship programme, interns will get the opportunity to work with
different partners in their different fields of expertise. This provides
exposure to different areas of law and a variety of legal issues. It provides
an opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge learnt in class to practical
experience while at the same time, developing team working skills. It provides
intrinsic learning to hone and developing softer skills including cognitive
skills, internal and external relationship management skills and ethical
responsibility. We provide holistic personality development that is essential
for a future successful lawyer.
Our Training Contract
things a little differently in ETP. Our training contract is the beginning of a
long-term career for the right person. It is designed to help get your career
in litigation off to a flying start.
who join us arrive knowing that they want to practice litigation as a career
but most are still some way from knowing exactly which area of litigation they
want to specialize in. Our training contract is designed specially with this in
mind. We allow trainees to gain valuable experience in a wide range of
litigation: matrimonial, intellectual property, probate and succession,
banking, corporate and shareholders’ disputes and of course, contract and
tortious issues. The litigation practice is part of the general dispute
resolution practice of ETP which encompasses arbitration and mediation.
start, Engelin Teh SC will monitor your progress closely, sitting down with you
at regular intervals to discuss your progress, and your next move: the aim is
to tailor your training contract to your needs and ambition as well as the
firm’s strengths. From the outset, you will be given responsibility and
challenging assignments in the corporation’s cases. You will attend client
meetings, take notes, prepare drafts of opinions and advices to clients. Trainees
will be expected to follow a file from beginning to end: attend court
proceedings, draft court documents, do research and assist developing legal
strategies for the case. Above all, your ethical responsibility and commercial
awareness will be tested and developed as we will be training you not just in
the technicalities of the law, but also in the way a lawyer is expected to
practice law. ETP adheres to high standards of ethics in practicing law and in
ensuring clients’ interests are given top priority. In other words, you are not
just training to be a lawyer you are groomed and developed to be the best
lawyer you can be.
After your training contract
ends, what is next?
we are clear that your training contract is just the start of a long term
relationship. As you have read, our training is comprehensive and demanding,
and we aim to retain all trainees who have proved themselves. When you think
about it, we have a very good reason for doing so: by the time you finish your
training contract, we would have made a huge investment in developing your
skills and abilities. As such, naturally we are keen for you to stay with us
and contribute to our progressive and dynamic law practice.
day you are called to this hallowed profession, it is up to you to make the
most of the opportunities available here to do great work for our clients. The
challenges and pressure to perform will be considerable but, as you have read,
support and guidance are always available, from both senior lawyers and Ms
Engelin Teh herself. And training does not stop when you qualify. Working
closely together with a Senior Counsel will “force” you to always be better
than you think you are and to always excel in all that you undertake. It will
also bring you eye to eye with the client as well as with all levels in the
How long does it take to be a
that depends on the individual. But let’s just say that this is a firm where
ambition, talent and a lot of hard work can win rapid recognition. For proof,
look no further than our current partners, several of whom made the grade at
just 5 years qualified.