Training Contract Seats
As a national firm, we operate out of 17 offices across the UK and we currently recruit for trainees at 12 locations – Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Chichester, Gatwick, Leeds, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Reading, Sheffield, and Southampton.
As a full-service law firm, we have a wide range of seats available for you to train in. You'll undertake three seats and a repeat seat over two years, giving you a breadth of experience.
As a trainee you’ll need to decide if you wish to train across Legal Services for Businesses or Legal Services for Individuals.
This allows you to complete seats that complement each other and develop your knowledge and skills regarding your particular client base.
The following practice areas are aligned as follows:
Legal Services for Businesses (14 teams)
Commercial, Advisory & Disputes – Commercial, Intellectual Property, Litigation, Employment, Regulatory & Investigations Group, Pensions
Corporate & Finance – Corporate, Restructuring & Insolvency, Banking & Finance
Property – Real Estate, Construction, Planning, Real Estate Disputes, Residential Property
Legal Services for Individuals (11 teams)
Complex Personal Injury – Medical Negligence, Serious Injury, Workplace Illness, International Serious Injury, Ministry of Defence team
Court of Protection and Public Law
Private Client Services – Lifetime & Estate Planning, International & High Net Worth, and Wills, Trust & Estate Disputes.
By choosing either Legal Services for Businesses or Legal Services for Individuals your three seats may cross over any of the teams within that area, within your office, that have a proposed Newly Qualified position for when you qualify.
To understand which Legal Services and which departments are available in your chosen location please see the list of training seats available within each office in our FAQs section at the bottom of this page.
Please be aware that not all departments in your chosen office will be available for every trainee cohort. The availability of seats is always dependent on the demand from the team which is reviewed on a continuous basis.
Please note, when applying for a Training Contract you must select which office you want to work in. We can't consider applications against multiple offices. See the list of departments available at each office below.