Browne Jacobson LLP Browne Jacobson LLP

  • Regional Law Firms
  • Exeter, Manchester, Nottingham, Birmingham, London

Training Contract

  • Places: 20

Vacation Scheme

  • Places: 20

Firm stats

  • Total employees: 964




We are a full service national law firm with offices in Birmingham, Exeter, London, Manchester and Nottingham - with an impressive client portfolio, including blue chip corporates, local and owner managed businesses, NHS Trusts, major insurers, education and public sector organisations.  We offer a comprehensive range of quality legal services, with expertise across a number of key private and public sector specialisms including retail, technology, financial services, education, health, local and central government, brands, international and insurance.

We continue to build on our commitment to client service after we became the first UK law firm to be awarded a three star rating by Investor in Customers. We hold the Law Society's Lexcel Practice Management Standard, were reaccredited with the 2013 accreditation, entered the top 50 UK law firm rankings for the first time in the annual league tables published by The Lawyer and were formally recognised by the MPF as ‘Best Managed National Firm’ in 2016.

We have delivered consecutive organic growth over the last seven years which is a testament to a successful sector strategy, our commitment to invest in people and infrastructure and an ability to develop long term client relationships based on trust and a true partnership approach.

We attract talent from across the country, whilst retaining a supportive, flexible and progressive working environment. Our people are the key to our success and we have a track record of attracting and retaining the best. 

Training Contract

Trainees start with a comprehensive induction programme, a fast track professional skills course and then go on to undertake an extensive internal trainee development programme. They spend four periods of six months in some of the principle areas of the firm, gaining an overview of the practice. Trainees get great training, a friendly and supportive working environment and real career opportunities. They are also given quality work and exposure to clients from early on, but are supported in achieving results and recognised for their contribution.  Training contracts are based in Nottingham and Birmingham although, on occasion, opportunities may arise in our other offices.

Vacation Scheme

We run a summer vacation scheme, typically in June, where you are given the opportunity to undertake real work as well as learn more about the legal departments and the firm through interaction with its partners, lawyers and trainees. 


We offer Level 3 apprenticeships in Legal Services.  All vacancies are advertised at

Salary & Benefits

Starting salary is £25,500 (midlands).  We cover the fees for your GDL and LPC, as well as a £5,000 maintenance grant (these will not be paid retrospectively).

We offer a flexible benefits package with life assurance, income protection and pension as standard, plus private medical care, dental care, travel insurance, critical illness cover, childcare vouchers, Ride2Work and discounted shopping.


We are looking for talented law and non-law graduates who are commercially minded and can bring with them enthusiasm, tenacity, commitment and a passion for delivering exceptional client service combined with a flexible and friendly attitude.

For more information about life as a trainee visit their blog at or follow them on Twitter at


AllAboutLaw Awards 2017

Training Contract Score: 82.9%

Vacation Scheme Score: 92.5%

Winner - Best Vacation Scheme - National Firm 

Finalist - Best Vacation Scheme

Finalist - Best Training Contract - National Firm

Finalist - Best Opportunities for Career Progression - Vacation Scheme 

Finalist - Best Level of Support - Vacation Scheme


Apply online. Application closing dates:

2018 Summer vacation scheme – 1 Feburary 2018

2020 Training contract –1 April 2018

If you have any queries please email us at