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As a firm with a shared purpose, we’re on a journey to create a positive impact.

When you join us, you’ll be ready and willing to bring your ideas and the best of yourself, but in the cockpit rather than as a passenger.

We’re looking for the brightest future commercial lawyers, who understand the work we undertake, the clients we work for, and who are passionate about principles. We encourage candidates with outside-work interests, which we’d like to see maintained and developed over the coming years. If you’re all this and an excellent communicator with a sound academic background, get in touch.

Finding and developing home-grown talent is important to us. We recruit six trainees each year and look to retain all of them at the end of their training contracts.

Trainee Seats

Over the two years of the training, you’ll do two six-month seats in the first year, followed by three four-month seats in the second year.

All trainees do seats in Charity & Social Enterprise, as well as Dispute Resolution or Public & Regulatory. Other seats are available in Immigration, Corporate & Commercial, Employment and Real Estate. We’ll help you to choose the seats that will best prepare you for your preferred career path.

You’ll have a dedicated supervisor in each seat, who’ll make sure your work is relevant and varied, with training where necessary.  At the interim and final appraisals for each seat, your supervisor will give feedback on your performance and set objectives for the next stage.

How the application process works

You’ll need to be successful at each stage to move to the next.

Applications for 2020 Summer Vacation Schemes1 October 2019 - 31 January 2020
Applications for 2022 Training Contracts1 October 2019 - 1 June 2020
  1. Fill in an online form.
  2. Take the Watson-Glaser critical thinking test.
  3. Do a short, competency-based interview at our office.


Applications for our 2020 Summer Vacation Schemes and 2022 Training Contracts are open!

Our Trainees Team