Our two-year Training Contract comprises four six-month seats, spent in different practice groups, and combines regulatory and skills training. Seat allocations take account of trainees’ preferences and aim to strike a balance between your choice and the firm’s requirements.
As you move through your seats, you will be supervised by a variety of senior colleagues who will guide you through the learning and development process in each seat. This is supplemented by support from our Graduate Development team who will meet with you regularly to discuss your achievements and on-going performance.
Our bespoke formal training programme includes the Professional Skills Course, core skills training and specific practice group training which you will undertake at the beginning of your seat, to get you fully integrated into the work of the team early on.
Things get started with a two-week induction, which includes a welcome at our Crown Place headquarters followed by an off-site Trainee Conference, bringing together all of our new Trainees. Delivering a mix of skills, regulatory and ethical training courses, this five-day residential course introduces you to the kind of intensive legal training that will feature throughout your career. The combination of daytime seminars and evening events provides a perfect environment for Trainees to prepare for life in commercial law, while getting to know each other socially.