As a leading local law firm, HK Law offer a wide variety of career opportunities for skilled professionals, as well as openings for those who are seeking to embark upon a career in Law. As such, we recognise the importance and responsibility of contributing to the next generation of Solicitors by providing excellent training and support – and in return, our Trainees provide a very valuable resource to our Firm.
We look for individuals who not only possess strong skills and a positive attitude, but those whose ideals align with our Values. We believe this enables us to offer a fantastic client experience, and a great place to work.
We take pride in offering excellent training and guidance. You will have the opportunity to work within a variety of departments across the firm (usually in 6-month blocks), gaining exposure to both contentious and non-contentious areas of law, and will receive the relevant and necessary support through coaching and mentoring, as well as both in-house and external training.
You will enjoy learning from and working alongside some highly skilled and experienced lawyers who are well regarded in their field of expertise. And, once you have completed your training, you will be able to apply to stay with the firm. We have a great track record of retaining many of our trainees who have gone on to enjoy long and fruitful careers with us.
Find out more about becoming a Trainee Solicitor at HK Law by downloading our HK Trainee Scheme Information brochure or follow the instructions below to make your application.
In order to apply, you must have completed a degree (in any field) or be able to verify predicted results.
We look for individuals who have effective communication skills, a pleasant disposition, and an excellent work ethic, as well as strong academic skills and relevant qualifications.
Ties to the region are advantageous but not a pre-requisite.
You will need to be a driver with a clean licence and regular access to a car (due to a number of our offices not being easily accessible via public transport)
We prefer to see applicants who have demonstrated a commitment to their chosen profession through relevant work experience and/or special projects.
Candidates must be prepared to undertake a wide range of tasks and go the extra mile 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.
What we Offer:
In return for your hard work and commitment, you will enjoy excellent training and a great benefits package, including a competitive salary, up to 33.5 days holiday, Pension Contributions, Life Assurance, an Employee Health Cash Plan, Free eye test and flu jabs, social events and more. You can also join an informal social group at HK Law who organise regular meetups and gatherings outside of work.
You’ll be working in a friendly environment where you will be recognised and valued for your individual contribution. HK Law is an extremely well-regarded Firm that has produced some excellent Solicitors, and you will get an opportunity to work alongside these individuals throughout the training. We provide the chance to experience multiple disciplines, all with the ongoing support in your professional skills development that is crucial to your success.
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.
Routes/ Length of Contract
We can offer several lengths of contract, to meet the 24 months qualifying Work experience criteria, depending on what stage you are at in your studies. For those needing to study towards SQE 1/ SQE 2, we allow for one day per week to study.
- 24 month contract – If you have passed your LPC or SQE 1 and 2 by start date
- 27 month contract – If you have passed SQE 1 but wish to study for SQE 2
- 30 month contract – If you seek to study towards SQE 1 and SQE 2 (must have undergraduate degree)
The cost of the SQE 1 and SQE 2 exams are funded by the firm.