We are no longer accepting applications for 2021 Training Contracts, however, we are now taking applications for the 2022 intake. When sending your application, please apply by email and specify your preferred year of commencement in the subject header.
What we look for: We recognise the importance of contributing to the next generation of Solicitors and as a leading local law firm, we are proud to offer excellent training and support. Our Trainee Solicitors provide a very valuable resource to our busy Firm, therefore, candidates must be prepared to undertake a wide range of tasks in preparation and recognition of the fact that this is a profession that is going to require an incredibly high degree of dedication, tenacity, flexibility and hard work. Desirable traits will include; good communication skills, strong academic skills, a flexible approach and an excellent work ethic. Ties to the region are desirable but not a pre-requisite.
What we offer: In return for your hard work and commitment, you will enjoy excellent training and a great benefits package. You will experience training across multiple disciplines with a highly regarded employer who has produced some excellent Solicitors. We have a unique and transparent career pathway through to Partnership to those promising lawyers who are results driven and able to demonstrate the appropriate skills and competencies. Please note that Training Contracts are normally only offered on a full-time basis.
Candidate Eligibility: In order to apply, you will have completed a law degree or be able to verify predicted results. Candidates will normally have been accepted onto an LPC before applying, but in any event, it is currently a condition that all appointed Trainees must have successfully completed the LPC prior to commencement of the Training Contract. If you have taken an alternative route to qualification, you will be required to supply appropriate details and qualification results.
Applying for a Training Contract: Your application should be emailed to Recruitment@hklaw.uk. Please ensure that in the subject header you state ‘Trainee Solicitor Application 2021’.
Applications must include all of the following information. If you fail to provide this information, it may impact on the application process:
- An up to date CV
- A covering letter, detailing:
- Your degree results/predicted results
- Details of your LPC
- Any relevant work experience
- Details of any other languages and level
- Whether you have a full clean driving licence and a car (this is normally a requirement for work related travel)
- Any areas of law where you have a specific interest
- The date you from which you able to commence a training contract
Your application will be held on file. If you are selected for interview, we will contact you and at that point and you will be required to undertake our full application process.