• Competitive

Trainee Solicitor


  • Salary

  • Type of firm

    Regional Law Firms

  • Location

    Ipswich, Sevenoaks, Cambridge, Chelmsford, London, Norwich

  • Vacancies

  • Deadline


ROLE: To provide a high quality legal service to our clients whilst gaining competency to practice as a solicitor in a supportive environment.

Trainee tasks & responsibilities may include:

  • Preparation of case files, under supervision.

  • Correspondence with lawyers and Counsel, under supervision.

  • Attending meetings with clients, under supervision.

  • Providing appropriate legal advice to clients, under supervision.

  • Legal Research – researching various aspects of the law at the request of your supervisor/other solicitors.

  • Court Attendance – shadowing lawyers at court and gaining experience through observation.

  • Assisting solicitors at court by preparing cases/bundles, liaising with clients as and when required.

  • Drafting legal documentation, under supervision

  • Any other duties deemed appropriate for a trainee at Birketts.

  • Professional Responsibility – maintaining records/trainee diary of all work and external training completed, according to SRA standards

  • Arranging (with HR) and attending professional skills courses and other internal & external training, to ensure the SRA training requirements are met.

  • Planning & reviewing ongoing training programme, with guidance and assistance from HR and your supervisor.

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