Training Contract FAQs

Do you accept applications from law and non-law students?

Yes we welcome applications from all degree disciplines. We tend to get an even split of applications from law and non-law students.

Do you select candidates from specific universities?

No we enjoy receiving applications from all universities.

Do you accept applications from mature students and people who are changing careers?

Yes we welcome applications from mature students and career changers.

Do you mind where I do my GDL/LPC?

No we don’t mind where you study. We do ask you to take certain electives in your LPC though. We will advise you on this.

Do you pay for the GDL and the LPC?

We do not offer financial assistance with the GDL fees (except under exceptional circumstances).

We do offer funding for the LPC for students due to undertake the course.

We do not pay for the LPC if a candidate has already completed the course.

Do you offer maintenance grants or assistance towards living expenses?

We do not offer maintenance grants.

How many trainees are kept on at qualification?

This year 60% of our trainees who qualified as a solicitor in October have been kept on. In 2016, 100% of trainees were retained and in 2015 it was 80%. We are very proud of our high retention rate and that our trainees are keen to stay with us.

If I am unsuccessful after my interview, can I re-apply?

Candidates who have already interviewed with us are unlikely to be successful in a subsequent application.