We aim to provide our trainees with well-rounded, hands-on training in a collegiate and supportive environment. We’re looking for ambitious trainees who are keen to learn and who are passionate about the practice areas and sectors in which we operate.
The application process for a training contract starting in September 2026 is now open.
The firm is currently inviting applications for training contracts to commence in September 2026. Training contracts will be made available for up to three candidates. The deadline for all completed applications is Tuesday 30 April 2024. We do not recruit on a rolling basis – all applications will be reviewed once the deadline has passed. Interviews will take place in a one-week period during the week beginning Monday 1 July 2024. Interviews will take place at our offices at Lynton House. Following interview, successful candidates will be invited to attend a work placement for one week at our offices at Lynton House. The firm will offer up to eight work placements. There will be one work placement week in 2024 – it will take place in the week beginning Monday 5 August 2024. During the work placement week, candidates will be given the opportunity to work-shadow lawyers within the firm and will participate in a number of practical, legal and analytical exercises. Following the work placement, if you are successful, an offer of a training contract to start in September 2026 will be made at some time shortly after your attendance on the work placement.
A 2:1 degree or above is desirable. We expect all candidates to have a commitment to the law (although we welcome applications from non-law graduates) and a proven interest in business and commerce. We look to recruit trainees who are ambitious, motivated, considerate and collegiate; trainees who understand our core values and who seek to build upon our excellent reputation. We recognise and believe that today’s trainees can be our future partners – we encourage that focus and determination to drive our firm forward.
We are fully committed to encouraging equality, diversity and inclusion and we aim to recruit our trainees on the basis of their experience, abilities and qualifications alone. We are delighted to be working with as part of our drive to increase diversity in the legal industry. We also have a partnership with , a mentoring charity that helps young people from disadvantaged backgrounds improve their career prospects. We don’t recruit directly from the ReachOut programme, but we do provide mentoring, an Insight Day and two spaces for candidates to attend our placement week to gain invaluable work experience.
You should ensure you can be available to attend an interview and work placement on the dates specified above before submitting your application. Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK - unfortunately, given the size of the firm, we are currently unable to provide VISA sponsorship. Applicants are asked to complete an application form via the link below and attend an interview. Following interview, up to 8 successful candidates will be invited to attend a work placement for 1 week at our offices. As we receive a large number of applications, unfortunately it isn’t possible to interview every candidate or offer feedback, should you not be selected for the work placement week.
If you are successful, our training contract offer will be conditional on you successfully completing the LPC, passing each module on the first attempt. For those who have yet to take their LPC, we will meet the cost of the LPC at our preferred supplier, BPP, provided that, if you subsequently choose not to join us as a trainee, you will be obliged to refund those costs to us. We will meet the cost of your attendance on the compulsory Professional Skills Course which will take place during the course of your training contract. We will consider the cost of any required re-attendance or re-sits at our discretion.
With the introduction of the Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE) as an alternative route to qualification, the way in which solicitors qualify is changing. Our recruitment programme to date has been based on the traditional route to qualification but we are now transitioning to the SQE. Non-law graduates will be required to take a law conversion before embarking on SQE prep courses. We will meet the cost of the SQE1 prep & exam, the SQE2 prep & exam and the Essentials for Practice at our preferred supplier, BPP, provided that if you subsequently choose not to join us, you will be obliged to refund those costs to us. Once passed, candidates will join the firm for two years of Qualifying Work Experience.
Our practice is split into the following areas of law: civil litigation, commercial and company, employment, family, private client, and property. We want our trainees to receive a broad depth of training and we have restructured our programme so that our trainees can gain experience in each of our practice areas. During your training contract/qualifying work experience, you will be given the opportunity to work in employment and disputes/reputation management, property and family/private client and corporate/commercial. You may also be asked to complete an ad hoc client secondment for up to three months. Alongside a competitive salary, our trainees are eligible for a range of benefits including a cash plan scheme, 24/7 GP access, an employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, private health insurance, group income protection, mindfulness and well-being sessions, death in service, pension, cycle-to-work scheme, payroll giving and season ticket loans.