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Trainee solicitor

We are Oxford City Council's in house legal practice operating at the heart of historic Oxford. We provide the full range of legal services to one of the most efficient, effective and ambitious councils in the country with high aspirations for the city.

We currently have an opening for a Legal Practice Course (LPC) graduate to join Oxford City Council's in-house legal team to train as a solicitor. We will support the successful candidate through their two year period of recognised training and the professional skills course to admission as a solicitor. The role is immediately available and offers an opportunity to experience a variety of legal specialisms in a local authority in-house environment including corporate governance, civil and criminal litigation, employment, environmental health, housing, licensing, planning, property and contracts. The training will enable an understanding of the practical implications of the law, development of legal skills, commercial and financial awareness, negotiation skills, drafting, advocacy and client care skills, in preparation for admission to the profession.

We pride ourselves on our successful track record of training graduates in this role and are looking for an enthusiastic and proactive individual, with a commitment to excellent customer service to take up this opportunity and join our team. You should be a team player, be flexible in approach and be willing to get involved in all areas of work dealt with by the team and contribute to developing and improving the legal service.

If you have passed the LPC are committed to delivering quality legal services, and think you would be quickly able to take responsibility for your own caseload then we want to hear from you.

To download a full copy of the role profile, please click here.

Applications should be made via our online application system (no CVs please). For further information and how to apply online, please visit


£22,212 to £23,544 pa

Job type:

Fixed term - 2 years



Closing date:

Friday 17 May 2019


37 per week