Training Contract 2026

The firm offers up to four training contracts annually. We are now taking applications for our September 2026 intake.

When you join us, you will be introduced to the firm through our training and induction programme. This includes information about the firm’s practices and procedures and training in the use of our IT systems, library and online data sources. You will also attend the fast-track Professional Skills Course.

During your training contract you will typically have the opportunity to spend time in four, six-month seats. The firm encourages individuals to work across specialisms, so you may find that whilst you are working in one group, you undertake work in a variety of different areas and for a variety of different partners and fee-earners throughout the firm.

The training programme in our London office includes in-house as well as external training sessions, providing professional development training that is linked to a competencies framework.

What do we look for in a Trainee Solicitor?

We look for candidates with a consistently strong academic background, who have or are likely to achieve a 2.1 degree taking into account mitigating circumstances. Candidates need to demonstrate good analytical skills, combined with a common sense approach. Candidates should be self-motivated and demonstrate their ability to get involved in a wide range of extracurricular activities outside studies, showing a good level of achievement in all areas. We value communication skills and look for evidence that you have worked in teams and taken on responsibility. We also want to get a sense of your enthusiasm, energy and commitment.

We recruit two years in advance therefore, to be eligible to apply for the Training contract commencing in 2026 you need to be in your penultimate year of study as a law student or in you final year of a non-law undergraduate course.

Recruitment Process

We review all applications we receive after the deadline, and seek out individuals who can demonstrate insight into their experiences. Interviews for training contracts will take place in July 2024. Candidates will attend an assessment and interview with partners, counsel and senior associates. The offer of a training contract is conditional upon the provision of satisfactory references.

Sponsorship

We will pay your fees for required courses after your undergraduate degree including a maintenance grant of £8000 for full-time study during the PGDL(conversion) and a grant of £12,000 for the Solicitors Qualifying Examinations (SQE).

Benefits

Trainees are entitled to 25 days of annual holiday. Other benefits include participation in the firm’s Healthy Incentive Bonus Scheme, seasonal holiday bonus, optical testing, private health insurance, private dental insurance, life assurance, cycle to work scheme, and an interest-free travel season ticket loan.

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