Horwich Farrelly Horwich Farrelly

  • Regional Law Firms
  • Manchester

Training Contract

  • Places: TBC

Vacation Scheme

  • Places: 10

Firm stats

  • Total employees: 730




Established in 1969, Horwich Farrelly has grown to become one of the leading providers of legal and handling services to the UK general insurance sector.

Currently we provide specialist services to 12 of the UK’s 20 largest motor insurers in areas such as counter fraud, costs, credit hire, defendant services, intelligence services, large & complex injury and recoveries.

All of our 730 people, across our Manchester headquarters, together with offices in Cardiff, Liverpool, London, Sheffield and Southampton, are dedicated to providing expert advice and a personal approach to our clients.

Training Contract

At Horwich Farrelly we place a firm emphasis on recognising talent and promoting from within. This is what makes securing a training contract at Horwich Farrelly distinctly different from most other law firms as we only recruit from our existing employees.

Once you are an employee of Horwich Farrelly and have passed your probationary period you are eligible to apply for a training contract via the internal application process.

As you’ll have already gained significant experience managing a caseload and taking cases to trial, your training programme is accelerated from the standard two year period to just 18 months.

Vacation Scheme

At Horwich Farrelly we do things differently. We recognise the value of our employees and understand that they set us apart from our competitors. So, if you want to experience what life is like as a lawyer at Horwich Farrelly, join us on our Easter or Summer Vacation Scheme in 2018.

Horwich Farrelly’s vacation scheme gives you the opportunity to spend two weeks in our Manchester office, within our award winning Fraud Department and highly successful Motor & Casualty Department. You will be assigned your own training buddy in each department who will offer you support and guidance. They will also be able to offer a genuine insight into the Horwich Farrelly Training Contract.

Applications for both vacation schemes close on the Friday 2nd February 2018. The dates of our vacation scheme are as follows:

Easter: Monday 26th March – Friday 6th April [Exc Bank Holidays]

Summer: Monday 25th June – Friday 6th July 2018.

The outcome of your application will be communicated to you by the 9th February 2018. Should you be shortlisted at this stage you will be invited to attend an interview to take place the week commencing the 12th February 2018. If successful at the interviews stage you will be offered a place on the scheme.


Head to Horwich Farrelly's site to read about the apprenticeship opportunities they offer. 

Salary & Benefits

Alongside a competitive salary Horwich Farrelly offer a package of benefits including: –

  • 25 days’ annual leave (in addition to public holidays)
  • a flexible approach to start times
  • private healthcare
  • contributory pension
  • childcare vouchers
  • relaxed dress code
  • subsidised gym membership
  • bonus scheme


A (2017) third year law graduate and/or LPC/BPTC/GDL graduate. 


AllAboutLaw Awards 2017

Vacation Scheme Score: 77.1%


Applications for the Vacation Scheme should be made by submitting your CV and a covering letter by the 10th March 2017.

Who should apply?

  • You should be keen to start your career within a legal firm.
  • Open minded and eager to learn.
  • Up for a challenge.
  • A (2017) third year law graduate and/or LPC/BPTC/GDL graduate.

To apply please submit your CV and cover letter which should cover the following questions:

  • Why should Horwich Farrelly consider you for their vacation scheme?
  • What can you bring to the firm?

Outline as many examples as possible of when you have displayed our company values in your previous experiences.