THE TRAINING CONTRACT
We operate a rotational “seat” system whereby you will spend six months with different fee earners to enable you to experience the different areas of practice within the firm (private client, real estate, charities, commercial and dispute resolution). As a trainee you will work closely with a partner or senior associate, so that you will be involved in your supervisor’s work and learn how matters are handled on a day to day basis.
ANSWERS TO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Applicants are required to use the on-line application process via this link.
Our recruitment timeline runs as follows:
November 2017 - 31 May 2018 - APPLY ON-LINE
June 2018 - first round interviews, followed by (if successful) second round Assessment Centre
July 2018 - OFFER OF TRAINING CONTRACT
Choice of law school
If you have studied a non-law degree, you will need to complete the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) and the Legal Practice Course (LPC). Law graduates need only complete the LPC.
We require all non-law candidates who have accepted a training contract prior to starting law school to study the GDL at BPP (at their London or any of their UK regional centres). If you have extenuating circumstances which may affect where you can study the GDL, we can discuss this with you.
Law Graduates are also required to study the LPC at BPP and we require students to take the following electives:
· Private Client
· Advanced Commercial Property
· Private Acquisitions
You must obtain a pass (or better) for both the GDL (if required) and LPC, both of which you will have completed prior to the September in the year in which your training contract will start. We will meet the cost of all law school fees (assuming no local authority grant can be obtained) for those who accept a training contract with us for any law school year they have not already completed before accepting the offer.
Current starting salary
- Private health insurance
- Contributory pension scheme (4% of salary)
- PHI and Life assurance
- 25 days holiday (incremental)
- Season ticket loan