Typically, your two year training contract will provide you with hands-on experience in a number of different areas of the law, one of them non-contentious. The training period will be split into one full year and two six month placements.
For some part of your training contract, you may spend time at more than one of our offices in order to give you experience of different types of clients and work. However, we do flex our training contracts to meet our business needs.
The departments that you are likely to gain experience in include; litigation, corporate and commercial, commercial property, recoveries, family and mediation, probate and tax, agriculture, personal injury or regulations and crime. However, not all services are offered from each office. Full details of services offered in different office locations can be found on the individual service pages on this website.
The areas of law that you will experience will depend on previous training, your stated preferences, the availability of training placements at the time and the firm’s business needs.
We believe that we can only provide the best service by recruiting and supporting the development of the best staff. This is why we place great emphasis on ensuring your training programme is robust providing you with the best opportunities to develop your career progression to becoming a solicitor.
One of our key strengths is working together as a firm. We have a friendly and professional working environment which focuses heavily on a teamwork approach ensuring our trainees are highly valued team members. You will be provided with the opportunity to attend internal training sessions across all departments throughout your time with us as a trainee expanding your knowledge and expertise.
Salary & Benefits
We offer a competitive salary structure with annual pay reviews. As a trainee, your salary will increase as you enter the second year of training. Our benefits package includes a financial contribution towards LPC fees, with an interest-free loan available for the remainder.
Your holiday entitlement will be 20 days per annum, as well as a few fixed days in addition to Bank Holidays.
Professional Skills Course
You will be expected to attend the Professional Skills Course designed to equip you with the skills required of a practising solicitor. This will be paid for by the firm and electives will be chosen to suit your career path.
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