A breadth of excellent training
We want our talented group of trainees to stay with us and so invest heavily in training and development. During your two-year training, we focus on your learning and personal growth. This involves you gaining experience in a range of practice areas. Most trainees complete four six-month seats in a range of departments, which can include corporate, commercial, commercial litigation, commercial property, insolvency, private client and employment. When you qualify, we’ll continue providing the very best training and encourage you to develop your own practice.
Hands-on experience from the start
You can expect to be involved in client work right from the start of your training. You’ll have direct contact with clients, and your mentors will coach you in our approach of being responsive and straightforward, and offering commercially astute advice and opinion to help support clients. You’ll have the chance to work closely alongside the partners and other fee earners who will all be responsible for your training and supervision.
A reputation for diverse, high-profile work
As one of Yorkshire’s leading and award-winning law firms, we’re recognised for providing sound advice that’s both high quality and commercial. You’ll get exposure to a wide range of interesting work from the outset of your training. And we’ll work hard to make sure you develop at the right pace throughout the two years, moving on to more complex work when you’re ready.
Exceptional expertise and support
With us, you get the advantages of working alongside a range of highly experienced lawyers, combined with the benefits of a friendly, close-knit culture. Alongside our training principal, you’ll be supported by your training partner, seat supervisors and personal mentor. They’ll take time to answer your questions, pass on their knowledge and provide feedback, making it a prime opportunity to learn and develop in a very positive environment.
Enjoy a well-rounded working life
While our focus is very much on working hard to achieve results for clients, there are plenty of chances to build your own network and profile. You’ll be encouraged to work and develop contacts across our three offices, and attend networking events, seminars and meetings. With various groups, fundraising events and social gatherings, there are lots of other ways to get involved too.