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About you: Who are we looking for?

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There’s never been an Addleshaw Goddard type. Our success has been built by people from the widest range of backgrounds, locations and perspectives. Individual personality and spirit have underpinned our growth and shaped our identity as a firm. Today, our commitment to people’s uniqueness still defines our future.

We believe that the difference between a good lawyer and an outstanding one is character.

What else?

Academic Qualifications

We accept applications from graduates or undergraduates of any discipline, who’ve achieved at least a 2.1 degree, in addition to A,B,B at A Level (excluding General Studies).

Personal Qualities & Experience

A good lawyer is much more than an academic record. We’re looking for people with energy and commitment, who can communicate well and become future leaders of our firm.

With that in mind, we will be looking at the following areas of all applications:

Work Experience

This need not be legal work experience, but some commercial exposure may help your application. You should be fired up by the prospect of working in a business-focused environment.


We’re business advisors, not just legal advisors. Therefore we encourage you to develop your commercial awareness by taking a keen interest in current affairs, reading the trade press and researching topical issues which affect the legal sector and our clients.

Extra-Curricular Activity

It should go without saying, but having a range of interests outside work may help your application.

Research into the Role of Solicitors/the Legal Professional

You’ll need to demonstrate a strong career-driven focus and be able to convince us that you’ve made a specific and informed choice when deciding to apply to us.


We’re looking for people from a range of backgrounds who can effortlessly integrate with a team, and can adapt to a variety of challenging and complex situations.



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