What it is like being in the team
Expect a challenging, comprehensive and rewarding traineeship designed to develop you as a lawyer, business person and individual.
You’ll find that your training will emphasise getting as much direct involvement and ‘hands on’ experience as possible. You will be given early but supervised responsibility and will be involved in work that’s both varied and interesting.
Support and training from your supervisor will always be available, and you will also have support from, and access to, each member of your department and practice team.
From day one, you will need to use your initiative; you are there to support and work with others, but you will feel you have made a genuine contribution to getting the deal done.
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Trainee Solicitor Programme
A further six months of your programme may be spent with one of our specialist teams (for example in our Employment department) or in a return to one of the three main departments. You may also have an opportunity to experience and work with some of the smaller departments such as Banking & Finance, Tax and Private Client. Spending time in each department will not just make you a better lawyer, but help you hone in on those areas of law that interest you and those which you may wish to pursue in the future.
In each ‘seat’, you will gain valuable experience in several different areas of law and work with a variety of partners and solicitors within that department. This ensures you become fully integrated within the firm, get to know everybody, gain a wide range of experience and have a significant degree of client contact.
Most of your legal training will be on the job – there’s simply no better way to learn. But you’ll need to be much more than an expert in law to succeed as a solicitor. As such, you’ll also be given opportunities to develop and broaden your personal skill set. You’ll learn about managing clients, financial management, new business development, networking and marketing.
Rewards and benefits
We are keen to recruit talented trainee solicitors who will ultimately become the future partners of our firm.
In order to do so, we understand the need to recruit individuals who not only have strong academic ability but who can demonstrate other important personal attributes such as commitment, drive, flair, initiative, common sense and the ability to take on responsibility.
The remuneration package that we offer our trainee solicitors is reflective of that understanding and is highly competitive.
For trainee solicitors taking up training contracts with us, their benefit package will include each of the following:
- Competitive salary
- LPC funding assistance
- 22 days’ paid annual leave (plus public holidays) and closure days at Christmas
- Private medical insurance
- Life insurance
- Season ticket loan
- Client introduction bonus
Further details regarding our remuneration package will be made available to prospective trainees solicitors upon receipt of a training contract offer.