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The AllAboutLaw perspective on Gordons

Gordons is a commercial law firm with offices in Leeds and Bradford. The firm provides a unique balance, holding the capabilities of a large, national firm whilst maintaining the personal touch of smaller practices. This allows Gordons' employees to build close connections with nationally renowned clients such as EVRi and B&M, accelerating their reputation of providing valued legal advice. 

The Graduate Trainee Solicitor Scheme at Gordons offers a comprehensive training programme. Over two years, you will work in four six-month seats across the firm's practice areas, supervised by an experienced mentor in the sector who will help you reach your objectives and develop your skills as a solicitor. Gordons prioritises building close relationships with their clients, so as a trainee, you will be actively involved in client work from the beginning, providing you with the opportunity to create strong client networks, therefore laying the foundation for a successful legal career. Additionally, the firm offers paralegal opportunities to future trainees, allowing you to gain firsthand experience within the firm before your training formally begins, easing your transition into becoming a trainee solicitor. 

Demonstrating a commitment to personal relationships and community improvement, Gordons focuses on social responsibility by annually nominating a charity to support and fundraise. Past nominations include Smart Works Leeds, KidsOut, Centrepoint Bradford, and Bradford Marie Curie Hospice, with employees volunteering their time and fundraising to support these local charities. 

Gordons' dedication to community impact extends beyond their charitable work, incorporating inclusion into their office. With the launch of their Law Apprenticeship in 2011, Gordons became one of the first law firms to encourage young individuals without opportunities for university education to pursue a career in law, reflecting the firm's inclusive and people-focused nature. 

What the firm says

Gordons is an ambitious, straight-talking commercial firm, providing a range of legal services to a client base that includes start-ups and small family businesses alongside some of the UK's most successful companies and well-known brands.  

Proud of our Yorkshire roots and with offices in Leeds and Bradford, due to our strong reputation and recognised expertise our clients extend nationally and beyond.

At Gordons we value relationships and work in partnership with our clients. We combine hard work and professionalism with a personal touch.  

We offer all the benefits of working for a large, national firm, such as focussed career progression and a wide range of specialisms, alongside the friendly and down-to-earth ethos of a smaller firm, where you get to know everyone.



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Gordons is committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion. The team's Wellbeing & Inclusion Committee run a programme of events across the year aimed at raising awareness and inclusivity amongst their colleagues and within the profession. 

Gordons are also a social mobility pioneer having launched their award-winning law apprenticeship in 2011 to offer an alternative route into law for school leavers who might not otherwise have seen law as a career option available to them.