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Walker Morris LLP MyLocker firm

Overview

Vacancies: 15
Trainees: 29
Partners: 50
Staff: 480
Work placement: Yes
Number of work placements: 48
Minimum qualification: 2.1 degree
Start salary: £25,000
Sponsorship: CPE/LPC

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Application details and method of selection

You will need to visit our website for further information and to complete our online application form.


Firm description and career prospects

Walker Morris works as a true partnership, both internally and with its clients. We can do this as a result of the independent and non-conformist culture of the firm and our single location strategy. Even though we have approximately 500 employees and 51 partners, our strategy ensures that our lawyers, whatever their respective legal disciplines, are used to working closely with each other all of the time. It enables us to deliver a quality service to clients and allows our solicitors an ideal environment in which to grow. This is true partnership.

To find out what it is like to work at Walker Morris LLP read the firm's Meet the Lawyer profile.


Sponsorship

We will pay future LPC/GDL fees together with £5,000 mainteance fees to students who have been offered a training contract.


Travel bursaries

We offer three travel bursaries worth £1,000 each to future trainees. The successful applicant will have demonstrated a desire to undertake charitable work and or develop their commercial skills either in the UK or abroad.


Work placements

Training is aimed at giving you a wide variety of exposure to different areas of law, departments, people and clients. For this reason, unlike many other firms, you will move seats every four months. This allows you to choose which seats you would like in your second year and allow your final seat to be the one into which you will qualify (should you so wish).

As well as your daily work and supervision, your training will include lecture sessions, seminars, role plays and workshops and the professional skills course.

We encourage our trainees to take responsibility and use their initiative. We believe in giving autonomy and client contact from day one; the more aptitude you show, the more responsibility you will be given. However, we don't believe that dropping you in at the deep end is the best way forward either. You will, therefore, receive all the support and guidance you need in order to develop into a well-rounded commercial lawyer.


Training contract programme

Training is aimed at giving you a wide variety of exposure to different areas of law, departments, people and clients. For this reason, unlike many other firms, you will move seats every four months. This allows you to choose which seats you would like in your second year and allow your final seat to be the one into which you will qualify (should you so wish). As well as your daily work and supervision, your training will include lecture sessions, seminars, role plays and workshops and the professional skills course.

We encourage our trainees to take responsibility and use their initiative. We believe in giving autonomy and client contact from day one; the more aptitude you show, the more responsibility you will be given. However, we don't believe that dropping you in at the deep end is the best way forward either. You will, therefore, receive all the support and guidance you need in order to develop into a well rounded commercial lawyer.


The future

As it says in our literature, we do not recruit trainee solicitors for a two-year training contract. We recruit our commercial lawyers and partners of the future. The majority of our trainees have been offered a permanent role on qualification this year. We think that reflects our commitment to finding and developing high calibre people. To prove it, the majority of our partners and associates trained with the firm.


Type of practice

Corporate & Commercial, General Commercial


Work areas


Offices

Leeds


Probono initiatives

ProHelp


Diversity access schemes

PRIME

Insights

Turnover: £41,000,000 (2012) Compare on LC.N Insights
Profit per partner: £386,000 (2012) Compare on LC.N Insights
Starting salary: £25,000 Compare on LC.N Insights
Training contract applications: 550 (2014) Compare on LC.N Insights
Retention rate: 70% (2014) Compare on LC.N Insights
Partner diversity:
  • 80.0% male (2013)
  • 20.0% female
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Lawyer diversity:
  • 48.0% male (2013)
  • 52.0% female
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Has client secondments: Yes Compare on LC.N Insights
Client secondments:
  • Banks
  • Energy companies

News

03/07/2014

Trainee solicitors to be awarded travel bursaries at Walker Morris

Leeds-based firm Walker Morris has announced it will award travel bursaries of £1,000 to three of its future trainees as part of a wider support programme.

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22/05/2014

LawCareers.Net Awards honour best in the business

On 22 May 2014 the LawCareers.Net Training & Recruitment Awards celebrated their 11th year with over 200 recruiters, partners, trainees and other friends joining the LawCareers.Net team for a glamorous presentation at Merchant Taylors’ Hall in London.

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15/05/2014

LC.N Awards 2014 shortlist announced

Today we are pleased to bring you details of the firms and individuals who are nominated for the 11th annual LawCareers.Net Training & Recruitment Awards.

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18/04/2014

Suits v Silk: sixth-form students experience life in law firm and mock trial

Ten students from Notre Dame sixth form college in Leeds have spent a week’s work experience with Walker Morris, which concluded with a mock trial run in conjunction with 11 South Square.

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16/05/2013

LawCareers.Net Awards makes it a perfect 10

The LawCareers.Net Training & Recruitment Awards celebrated their 10th year with over 200 recruiters, partners, trainees and other friends joining the LawCareers.Net team for a chic riverside reception at the Design Museum, Shad Thames.

Full story »

10/05/2013

LC.N Awards shortlist announced

Today we are pleased to bring you details of the firms and individuals who are nominated for the 10th annual LawCareers.Net Training & Recruitment Awards.

Full story »

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Featured Lawyers

Walker Morris LLP

Cameron Rigby

Lancaster University
Solicitor

As a trainee at Walker Morris I was provided with high quality work and exposure to clients from day, often being given my own files to run from start to finish. Experiencing such challenging work at an early stage of my career ensured that I received commercial and client focused training and gave me a great foundation for the rest of my career.


Walker Morris LLP

Harriet Swainson

University of Sheffield
Director

Walker Morris offers a unique training opportunity. Trainees are exposed to the highest quality work and encouraged to become as involved as they can from day one. The relentless support and the true ability to be yourself in such an open, friendly environment makes the learning experience second to none.

Meet the Lawyer

Walker Morris LLP

Walker Morris LLP - Law firm in Yorkshire

  • Rhyan Weston

The unique six-seat system gives trainees a chance to try lots of different areas, and make an informed decision at qualification – just one of the many reasons that Rhyan is thriving at Walker Morris.

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