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When can I apply for a training contract?

We are currently looking for 30 trainee solicitors to join us in September 2019. Training contract opportunities are open to penultimate and final year law students, final year non-law students, graduates and those considering a change in career. We will be considering training contract applications on a rolling basis and will be running assessment centres throughout the year. You can also apply via one of our vacation schemes.

To apply for a training contract or a vacation scheme you need to complete an online application form. Before you start, you may find it useful to read our training contract application FAQs. If your question is not answered or you have special circumstances you would like to discuss please contact Frances Bennett for more information.

  • Winter vacation scheme deadline: 4 November 2016
  • Spring/Summer vacation scheme deadline: 12 January 2017
  • Training contract application deadline: 31 July 2017 (Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and this vacancy will close when sufficient applications have been received)

What we're looking for...

What all of our people have in common is an enthusiasm for the law and a drive to deliver top quality work for our clients. You’ll also need:

  • Academics: a 2:1 degree in any discipline and a minimum of 340 UCAS points at A-level.
  • Ability to work within a team: we have a collaborative culture so an ability to work well with colleagues and clients is essential.
  • Drive and resilience: becoming a solicitor is hard work. We want to see people who are proven self-starters and are able to overcome setbacks.
  • Analysis and judgement: our work can be complex and demanding. We need people with analytical minds who aren't afraid to share their own opinions.
  • Communication: we are looking for people who can convey complicated messages easily and efficiently.
  • Common sense: we are looking for people with an ability to apply their legal knowledge in a practical way that is useful for our clients.

Application FAQs

Everything you need to know about the trainee solicitor application process.
Application FAQs

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