At Singleton Reynolds, our people are what makes us great. We come together every day with the common goal of providing exceptional legal services and ensuring we go above and beyond for each and every client.
The range of backgrounds of the partners, counsel, associates and staff of Singleton Reynolds enables us to offer a broad range of services.
Singleton Reynolds’ lawyers spend a significant amount of time researching and thinking about how industry or legislative changes could affect your business.
Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel LLP is recognized as a leader in construction and infrastructure, insurance, commercial litigation, real estate and business law.
Singleton Reynolds has offices to serve you in Vancouver and Toronto.
Singleton Reynolds believes in community. Our team members are teaching at Canadian universities and abroad, lecturing the next generation of lawyers.
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Recognizing the leadership that contributes to the company successes.
Singleton Reynolds prides itself in being a leader in corporate social responsibility. We encourage diversity, charity, mentorship, civic dedication and neighbourhood support.
Singleton Reynolds strives to understand the balance between your career and your personal goals and encourages our legal and operations staff in the pursuit of their interests outside of the firm.
We are always on the lookout for talented professionals to contribute to our team. Singleton Reynolds offers a professional and challenging work environment, with a competitive compensation and benefits package.
Our goal is to develop strong lawyers from student right through to partner. Mentoring and training start when you are a student and continue throughout your practice.
Recruiting the best students is a priority at Singleton Reynolds because those same students represent our future.
Students in our Vancouver office have the opportunity to work with lawyers in many different practice areas and gain exposure to a variety of experiences, in both the litigation and solicitor context. The program is designed so that students quickly integrate into the firm and form a team to support each other. Students are encouraged to seek out work that they find interesting and are not constrained by formal rotations.
How to Apply – Vancouver Office
Our student program takes a broad view of our students’ development and sets them up for success in their legal careers.
Where You Start
Our students start their careers with an in-depth orientation program focused on legal skills, practical knowledge and firm integration. We aim to provide each of our students with the tools necessary to build a career in law, and to make connections with colleagues, clients and staff with whom we all work.
With no fixed rotations, we provide each of our students with a broad-based and highly personalized experience. Lawyers may assign work directly to a particular student or assignments may flow to the students generally and they collaborate as a team to share the work. This experience of autonomy and collaboration prepares the students to become the type of legal professionals who practice in our firm.
Every student is assigned to both a partner and an associate, who will each provide the student with formal mentorship. Given our structure and culture, informal mentoring relationships inevitably form and we encourage our students to take advantage of all mentorship opportunities. In addition, when students become associates they are assigned to a mentoring group led by a senior associate in a formal program that offers peer mentorship and support. Our lawyers also model corporate social responsibility and our students are encouraged to be involved in our communities.
Every lawyer who works with a student is encouraged to provide developmental feedback as work is produced, and students are encouraged to seek out feedback after each assignment. Students also benefit from a formal feedback process at the half-way point and towards the end of their program.
We support our students and lawyers continued appetite for learning with the Singleton Reynolds Institute (SRI), a Law Society-accredited curriculum of continuing legal education. SRI Tuesdays are scheduled once a month to provide in-house training at lunch and learn sessions. Our practice groups meet regularly to discuss updates in the law, practice issues and marketing plans. We encourage our team to continuously share their knowledge with others. Our lawyers teach students outside of the firm at a number of post-secondary institutions.
Summer and articling student salaries and benefits are competitive with firms in downtown Vancouver. Our summer students also have the option of taking five paid vacation days. Any summer student who accepts a position to return as an articling student the following year will receive a bonus payable towards their law school tuition.
“When I began my summer articles at Singleton, I had never worked in an office environment or in a legal context before. When I didn’t know what the next step was in a task, there was always someone there to talk it through with me, whether an articled student, an associate, a paralegal, our research and knowledge director, or a partner. I conducted research for both solicitors and litigators. I learned more than I could have expected by being given a variety of experiences, including attending a mediation, an examination for discovery, and a human rights tribunal hearing. I felt welcomed and encouraged by everyone at the firm and gained confidence in my legal skills through the work I accomplished.”
2018 Summer Student/2019-2020 Articled Student
“My articling experience at Singleton Reynolds provided countless opportunities to be immersed in a diverse range of practice areas and experiences. I came to the firm with a desire to be a litigator and within my first months I had gotten hands-on experience with chambers applications, mediations, and discoveries. Articling can feel like a daunting experience, but from day one the firm provides a welcoming and supportive environment where students can flourish. The lawyers here are always generous with their time and you never have to be afraid to ask someone for advice or guidance. I really got the sense that the people I worked with were invested in my professional development and saw me as a valued member of the team going forward.”
2018-2019 Articled Student
Commercial Litigation Associate
A Day in the Life – Brendan Dawes
A first-hand account from one of our previous Articled Students, who now practices at Singleton Reynolds as an Associate.
The application processes for 2020 Summer Students and 2020-2021 Articled Students are now closed. The next recruitment process will be for 2021-2022 Articled Students in the summer of 2020. We will also be participating in on-campus interviews in the fall to recruit 2021 Summer Students.
For more information about the Singleton Reynolds Student Program, please contact our recruitment team:
Professional Services Coordinator
(604) 682-7474, ext. firstname.lastname@example.org
(604) 682-7474, ext. email@example.com
(604) 682-7474, ext. firstname.lastname@example.org
Brendan Dawes first joined Singleton Reynolds as a summer student in 2014. He continued the following year as an Articling Student and then most recently in 2016 Brendan became an Associate.
At Singleton Reynolds, we invest in our summer students and provide them with a well-rounded experience that will set them up for success in their articles. See why our 2019 summer students chose to summer at Singleton Reynolds.
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