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When can I apply for a training contract?

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Applications open: 01 October 2020 Applications open for winter, spring and summer vacation schemes, our presentation evenings and insight days and our 2023 training contract.
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Training contract deadline: 24 June 2021 Winter vacation scheme deadline: 29 October 2021
Spring/Summer vacation scheme deadline: 7 January 2021

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.
  • 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.

Please note that we operate a blind recruitment policy. At application stage we will not be able to see your name, address, school and university. This policy aligns with our diversity and inclusion strategy and is part of our commitment to ensuring that our recruitment processes are as fair as they can be.

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