Roundtable discussion highlights advantages of an in-house training contract

updated on 21 May 2015

General counsel attendees discussed the benefits of hiring an in-house trainee solicitor at a recent roundtable discussion hosted at the Law Society.

During the discussion, the attendees agreed that there are a number of advantages of offering in-house training contracts: early exposure to a commercial environment and significant client-facing time; rapid development of business acumen; contributing to the whole business decision process, and gaining value as a business partner as well as lawyer. As reported by The Law Society Gazette, one general counsel did raise the concern that such a commercially-minded and experienced trainee might be at significant risk of going back into private practice where such skills would be highly valued.

You can read about the experience of working in-house for a brokerage firm in a previous guest LC.N Says blog. Karen Kerrigan also shares her wisdom on making the transition to working in house at a senior level. Finally our feature considers how you might approach finding in-house opportunities.