Thrings continues to work towards providing exceptional legal service and collaborative long-term business relationships which enable its clients to succeed and grow.
Over the past ten years, Thrings has enjoyed significant organic growth, and is today a Top 100 law firm with offices in London, Bristol, Bath, Romsey and Swindon. In its positioning for growth in a changing legal market, Thrings provides a full range of legal services and strategic advice to a rapidly expanding and increasingly broad client base.
The firm is known for its reputation in certain sectors. Its highly experienced and industry-renowned agriculture team has been providing specialist advice to those involved in farming and rural affairs for more than a century. Thrings – which has the largest specialist agricultural team of any law firm in the UK – has strong and long-term connections with many parts of the agricultural sector, and is on the NFU’s legal panel for seven counties.
Thrings’ reputation as a leading commercial law firm has been achieved, in part, as a result of providing legal and strategic advice to SMEs, corporates and multinationals, including World Fuel Services Europe Limited, Coty, Santander, HSBC, Lovehoney, MAN Truck & Bus Company and TrueSpeed.
Alongside the corporate and commercial success of the firm is that of the real estate team, which has advised on substantial regeneration projects, high-value corporate real estate transactions and major redevelopment schemes. The team has acted for established plc landlords on their portfolio management and institutional lenders on their secured lending requirements. Clients include Airsprung Group PLC, Corneliani SPA, Queen Anne’s Gate Limited (£139m luxury residential development at Queen Anne’s Gate, London SW1), Bremont Watch Company, Links of London, DS Smith, St John’s Foundation and Kersfield Developments Ltd, as well a number of leading private banks.
Thrings has also invested significantly in its international practice area – particularly in the Asia-Pacific region – advising on inbound investment and secured lending work for major banks. The firm currently acts for clients such as Rapid Solutions, Affluent Holdings, Athenaeum Holdings Asia Ltd and OCBC Wing Hang Bank Limited.
In line with Thrings’ strategy of guiding clients safely through complicated decisions that preserve their business interests, the firm has built up strong private client and succession and tax teams with a commercial background, meaning the complex needs of business clients as well as individuals continue to be well provided for. Clients clearly value this fully integrated, cross-discipline approach, rather than the more traditional separation of commercial and private client affairs.
At Thrings our training contract is a little bit different. Whilst we offer the usual four seats of six months, we take a different approach with our locations. Being spread across 5 offices across the South West and London, we give trainees the opportunity to experience work in a variety of these.
Over the course of the training contract, it is usual for trainees to experience 2 or 3 different office locations. It’s a great opportunity to learn, meet different colleagues and clients, plus be part of different networks. We provide support when moving location, so don’t be put off by the thought, our trainees will tell you that it is an amazing experience.
Of course, you’ll learn on the job and from your colleagues around you, but trainees also have access to the Thrings Academy. A dedicated programme of training events, run by the Thrings training team and our Partners.
We run a mentoring scheme and you’ll have regular access to our Training Principal because pastoral care is important to us at Thrings. We’ll help you develop the skills and knowledge that you need to be a successful lawyer.
We run assessment centres for training contracts on an ad hoc basis, which is dependent on business needs. These will be advised via our website.
We run two vacation schemes each year, in Easter and Summer.
Both consist of a week-long work placement in either our Swindon or Bristol office. Candidates will spend time with our teams getting their teeth stuck into some real work alongside our senior fee earners. We aim to immerse you into Thrings life so that you can experience what it is really like to work for the Firm.
There is also the opportunity to meet our current trainees and join our Academy for an afternoon, allowing you to experience the support that we offer during the 2 year training contract. We even squeeze in a social too.
As well as meeting our fee earners and trainees, you’ll also take part in all the usual activities that you would expect to on a vacation scheme. We spread these out during the week to make it less daunting. We provide a handy guide before candidates join us and a bespoke timetable, this way you’ll know exactly what to expect and how to prepare to succeed over the course of the week.
We offer training contracts (further info in the Training Contract section) to successful vacation scheme candidates. Vacations schemes are our main recruitment for trainees, so we would encourage you to apply.
Salary & Benefits
Competitive and dependent on location.
To learn about our benefits, watch this video.
We required at least BBB at A level and a 2:1 honors degree (or equivalent).
However, we will consider 2:2 at degree level provided the candidate has suitable legal work experience.
We welcome non-law graduates and those that are looking to change career. All candidates must have completed the GDL and LPC by the start date advertised.
We are looking for bright, ambitious candidates, with a strong sense of commercial awareness, who are keen to support and advise their clients through building meaningful relationships as well as their technical expertise.
To apply, please visit our careers page via our website.