Trainee Solicitor Recruitment

Welcome to the Trainee Solicitor Recruitment section of our website. In this section, you will find full details of the Trainee Solicitor Programme, details on how to Apply for a Training Contract and get to meet some of our partners, mentors and trainees.

To Apply for a Training Contract with Teacher Stern, you should at the same time apply for our Vacation Scheme Programme. Participation on the programme will not only give you the opportunity to come and meet us in person, but it will enable you to get an inside look at what it will be like to train and work at Teacher Stern.

In the other pages in this section, you will find details about how to:

If you have any queries regarding our trainee solicitor recruitment process or any of our trainee solicitor programmes, please feel free to contact a member of our trainee solicitor recruitment team who would be delighted to assist you.

Here is just a sample of the positive things that the Lex 100 has said about traineeships with Teacher Stern:

“Trainees are drawn to the breadth of expertise and quality of work” 

Trainees “working directly with partners is also a big plus”

“Everyone is very friendly and works together well, and the firm has a genuinely welcoming feeling”

“Trainees have relished winning in a hearing against the odds, completing on the sale of a commercial property and helping out on a £200m deal”

Contact our team:

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Russell Raphael

Partner Real Estate
Work 37 – 41 Bedford Row WC1R 4JH United Kingdom Tel: +44 (0) 20 7611 2357


In over twenty years as a partner in the property department Russell has been involved in a broad spectrum of commercial property deals. His work has ranged from advising UK and offshore investors and funds to developers and high street retailers. He has a track record of dealing with and finding solutions to complex title matters and in managing teams to acquire and then run multi asseted portfolios.

Work for Teacher Stern includes:

• The development, letting and ultimate sale of Holborn development for £110 million
• The sale of Holborn Links for over £200 million
• Development and structure work for prominent Shoreditch development site
• Tenant work for various leisure operators.

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37 – 41 Bedford Row WC1R 4JH United Kingdom