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The traditional route for qualification. If you have completed your LPC or are working towards completion, this is the route for you!


A Period of Recognised Training will consist of four, six month training seats. From the beginning of your training, you will be given hands on client work to deal with. As you become embedded into the team your responsibilities will grow along with your learning and development and there will be opportunities to be involved in more complex cases. All of which is helping you in your journey to qualification. Trainees will be supported throughout with one to ones with experienced solicitors, mentors and dedicated Training Partners.

Prospective trainees looking to start a period of recognised training must have completed a law degree or the GDL/PGDL and the LPC prior to starting the Training Contract with us.

This is a great opportunity for a legal graduate to progress their current career and join a collaborative and professional Firm. Whilst the role will be working to the fast-pace, customer focus and high standards of a law firm, the role will also provide a sustainable work-life balance and relate to the regional area in which it is based.

What do we look for in applications?

  • Qualifications (Law Degree, GDL, LLM)
  • LPC or working towards
  • Dedication to Law (work experience, attendance at hearings, etc.)
  • Local Connections (North West, Manchester, Leeds)
  • IT Knowledge/Experience (Microsoft Office and other IT systems)
  • Evidence of Team Work and Collaboration
  • Attention to Detail (Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation)
  • Response to application questions (Structure, Relevance and Understanding)


Forbes Solicitors offer the full range of legal services to individuals, commercial clients, and a number of specialist sectors where we excel nationally. We have offices across the North but our roots are firmly based in Lancashire. Our clients tell us that we stand out from other firms. We are real people who are passionate about getting the best results. Working together and listening to our clients, we provide genuine and practical advice.

We are looking for someone who displays our values; specifically someone who can excel, is engaged, is a real person, displays fairness in all they do and has a one team ethic.

Forbes is an equal opportunities and disability confident employer and accredited to Investors in People and ISO 9001 quality management systems. We support the principle of equal opportunities in relation to any opportunities which we might provide through the engagement of employees; the provision of services to clients; and the appointment and engagement of suppliers. We are committed, wherever practicable, to maintaining a workforce which broadly reflects the local community in which we operate.