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Brabners LLP

10 vacancies
19 trainees
78 partners
426 staff

We provide a full service legal offering to large and mid-sized businesses, SMEs, public sector bodies, charities, business owners, entrepreneurs and high-net worth individuals.

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More info

Applications for training contracts to commence in September 2024 have now closed. Applications for training contracts to commence in September 2025 will open in January 2023. If you have any questions about trainee recruitment please email [email protected].

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Applications to

Mr Jon Hocker

Method of application

Online Application Form

Method of assessment

  • Assessment centre
  • Panel interview
  • Partner interview
  • Presentation
  • Written exercise

One of the top North West independent legal practices, Brabners LLP has offices in Liverpool, Manchester and Preston. We have more than 400 employees with nationally recognised experts in key practice areas such as corporate, commercial, property, employment and pensions, litigation, sports, social housing, charity, family and private client law. We have a broad client base that includes plcs, public sector bodies, banks, other commercial, corporate and professional businesses and high-net-worth individuals.

Who should apply

We look for something different in our trainees. It is not simply about those who are driven and have the tenacity to succeed. We look for people who want to be part of something bigger, who are committed to making a difference and who want to create a sustainable business where everyone can achieve their ambitions.

We strongly believe that trainees have an important role to play and we encourage them to contribute, to seek out responsibility and to be part of the team. We recognise and encourage an eagerness to learn and, in return, we devote our time and focus to ensuring each trainee achieves their goals.

Our belief is that a wide range of disciplines should be experienced before a decision to specialise is made. Because we advise some of the region’s most successful businesses across numerous industry sectors our trainees have many opportunities to experience different specialisms of law, to deal directly with clients and to assist on complex transactions with close partner support.

We give trainees all the support they would expect from a leading law firm along with the benefit of close mentoring from partners including regular reviews. Our comprehensive training and development programme meets all the requirements of the SRA. This year we have 22 trainees, some of which have followed the traditional route and some of which have been sponsored within our firm. We welcome applications from candidates with a law or non-law background.

We are one of just five firms nationally to have ranked in more than five categories in the 2019 Lex 100 Guide, the leading student guide to the UK’s premier law firm for aspiring solicitors. We top the rankings for job satisfaction, living up to expectations, quality of work given, social life, inclusiveness and approachability.

Who should apply

Graduates and those undertaking LPC or GDL who can demonstrate intelligence, intuition, humour and approachability. 

The LLP is one of the few law firms that holds Investor in People status and has a comprehensive training and development programme. Trainees are given a high degree of responsibility and are an integral part of the culture of the firm. Each trainee will have partner-level supervision. Personal development appraisals are conducted at three and six-monthly intervals to ensure that trainee progress is valuable and informed. The training programme is overseen by the firm's training principal, Dr Tony Harvey, and each centre has a designated trainee partner.

It is not all hard work and the firm has an excellent social programme.

Further information about the firms SQE routes for 2023 will be published at a later date.

LPC fees paid in full.

  • Corporate
  • Commercial
  • Property
  • Private client
  • Litigation
  • Employment
  • Housing & regeneration
  • Corporate & Commercial
  • General Commercial

Practice Areas

Extra info

1 Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL
Phone: 0151 600 3000
Email: [email protected]
Work placement: Yes
Number of work placements: 0
Minimum qualification: 2.1 degree or postgraduate degree
Start salary: £26,500
Fees paid for:
  • LPC
Turnover: £31,000,000 (2012)
Profit per partner: £250,000 (2012)
Training contract applications: 142 (2022)
Retention rate: 50% (2012)
  • Liverpool
  • Manchester
  • Lancashire
  • Leeds
  • Legal Apprenticeships
  • Pathways to Law
  • Sutton Trust