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|Number of work placements:||24|
|Minimum qualification:||Generally a 2.1 degree although we do consider exceptional circumstances.|
|Start salary:||Competitive - Bristol uplifts will apply|
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Application details and method of selection
We are looking for applicants that demonstrate our own values of teamwork, quality client service and innovation with a forward thinking commercial focus. You will need to be an excellent communicator with the ability to adapt to and embrace the challenges that a career in law can throw at you. We want our trainees to be driven, engaged and motivated, so that our clients will benefit from a fresh and expert approach. If you would relish an opportunity to get hands-on experience and make a real contribution to the future of our firm we look forward to receiving your application.
Firm description and career prospects
Ashfords LLP is recognised nationally as a leading provider of legal and related professional services. We deliver commercially focused advice to our clients across a range of industries and sectors throughout the UK and abroad. Our aim is straightforward – to help our clients get the results that they want. Our commitment to excellence is reflected by the quality of our staff and partners, our client testimonials and industry awards. We are also delighted to have been voted a Guardian UK 300 employer by students and graduates in the UK for the fith year running. We're proud that our priorities go beyond business: our staff-led corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme is committed to making a positive social and environmental impact.
We have a clear understanding of our markets with an absolute focus on our clients. Our three divisions - corporate and commercial, real estate and infrastructure, and private client - cover a wide range of practice areas, including corporate, commercial property, dispute resolution, projects, employment, intellectual property, trusts and estates, residential property, family and equity release. We advise clients across a number of industries with a focus on technology, energy and waste, retail and the public sector. We service clients internationally through our ADVOC network of independent law firms, and work on a number of cross border transactions.
To find out what it is like to work at Ashfords read the firm's Meet the Lawyer profile.
We offer full sponsorship of the LPC at any University of Law centre
It goes without saying that, as an exceptional law firm, we are looking for exceptional candidates who will be an asset to our firm. However, it is equally important that you have the opportunity to assess whether we are the right fit for you too. There is nothing better than practical experience for getting a feel of a firm's ethos. So, we offer you the chance to attend our summer scheme, designed to give an honest insight into working with us. You will spend a week at either our Exeter or Bristol office, working in two departments, getting to grips with some challenging yet rewarding trainee work. You will also have the chance to spend time with our current trainees and get first-hand experience of life at Ashfords.
Training contract programme
You will experience four areas of law during your training contract, spending six months getting to grips with each department. You have a choice of either a Bristol or a South West based training contract. Our South West trainees will have the opportunity to work across our Exeter, Taunton, Tiverton and Plymouth offices. To make sure that everything is on-track you will meet with your supervisor during each seat to review your development. The dedicated learning and development team will support you through your mandatory PSC training, as well as providing a variety of client focused courses through the Ashfords Academy, underpinning and complementing your on-the-job training. Our trainees play an integral role in business development and marketing, they are involved in a variety of events giving exposure to our diverse client base for networking.
Commercial litigation, intellectual property, technology and media, employment, trusts and probate, family, commercial property, property litigation, planning, commercial, projects and infrastructure, restructuring and insolvency, financial regulation, construction, business risk and regulation.
Type of practice
Corporate & Commercial, General Commercial, General Practice
Exeter, Bristol, London, Taunton, Plymouth and Tiverton
Diversity access schemes
Legal Apprenticeships , Rare Recruitment