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Training contract

Harris da Silva is a boutique, well established law firm based in the City of London, offering legal services to both private and commercial clients which range from PLCs, private companies and individuals for the last 35 years.

We are recruiting a trainee with a law degree background. As a trainee you will work closely with a partner trained by same with proven records and will be given responsibility from the outset. Candidates need to be able to commence employment as soon as possible. The successful applicant will undertake a two year training contract in different practice areas.

Key skills required

The successful candidate must have:

  • A good academic background and a minimum of 2.1 in a law degree;
  • Applicants must have completed and passed their Legal Practice Course;
  • Business acumen;
  • Excellent IT skills.

Key duties to being a trainee:

  • Meeting clients;
  • Researching relevant areas of law and proposing courses of action to clients either through their supervisor;
  • Drafting letters, pleadings and other legal documents;
  • Supporting the supervisor when acting on behalf of clients;
  • You need to be happy in a team yet capable of working independently, to show ability for lateral thinking and able to pay close attention to detail.

Type of practice

General commercial, general practice.

Work areas

Civil litigation, matrimonial, human rights, medical negligence, company and commercial, employment, insolvency and personal injury.

Please apply by sending your covering letter and CV (minimum academic requirement 2.1) to HR:


Minimum Law Society recommended


Within 3 months of the closing date 5 September 2019


City of London

Closing date:

Thursday 5 September 2019