We currently recruit 3 to 4 trainees each year. We welcome applications from students who intend to take the conversion course following their degree, as well as those who have studied law, with a strong academic background and at least a 2.1 honours degree.
We usually recruit trainees up to two years ahead of the starting date for their training contract, as we recognise that many candidates look for the security of having a training contract in place before committing to their post graduate legal courses. We sometimes recruit within a shorter time period, for example if it is decided that the firm can accommodate extra trainees. We suggest that your application states the year in which you are applying to start a training contract, but if appropriate also states that you could join us earlier.
The deadline for applications in 2017 (for 2019 contracts) is the 12 June and we aim to send invitations to interview by the middle of July.
In considering applications we take account of academic achievements and the standard of degree likely to be obtained but also a genuine desire for a career in the profession and an interest in working and living locally. We place great importance on good interpersonal skills in the context of both the workplace and client care.
We are looking for trainees who combine intellectual ability with practical common sense. Our aim is to continue to recruit trainees who upon qualification will wish to continue as valued members of the firm.