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Applications for our training contract and CILEx intake for 2022/2023 are now open. You can learn more about our early careers opportunities and submit an application by visiting our website. You will be required to submit an online application form. All applications are reviewed after the closing date on 12 June 2022, and shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend our assessment centre on 6 July 2022.
During the assessment centre, candidates will go through a series of tasks and exercises (both individual and group oriented) and will have the opportunity to meet a number of Coffin Mew partners and employees, including a Q&A session with some of our current trainee solicitors and CILEx employees.
We aim to give our assessment centre attendees a valuable insight into the firm and what we look for in our future trainee solicitors and CILEx employees, whilst providing a challenging and enjoyable experience.
Successful and unsuccessful candidates will be notified by email or telephone shortly after the application closing date.
Due to the volume of applications we typically receive we are only able to provide feedback to unsuccessful candidates who have attended the assessment centre.
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Method of applicationOnline application form
Method of assessment
- Assessment centre
- Panel interview
- Partner interview
- Psychometric testing
- Written exercise
Coffin Mew is a modern, innovative and responsive law firm based in the South, with offices in Brighton, Gosport, Newbury, Portsmouth and Southampton.
Our staff promote and uphold the highest professional standards, for us that means:
- Being passionate about exceptional service delivery
- Being energised by the challenge to perform at our very best for our clients and our colleagues
- Being committed to learning new skills and developing our capabilities
- Proactively seeking out and seizing opportunities to make a difference to our clients and our business, no matter what level we are at and no matter what role we perform.
Everyone can make an impact in our business. This is what we stand for.
We aim to have up to 15 trainee solicitors in training at any time. We are looking for bright, ambitious, commercial, entrepreneurial and personable individuals and we take time to ensure this select group are the perfect fit for our firm. We place a great emphasis on equality of opportunity for all and appreciate all of our differences.
Trainee solicitors are based at our offices in Southampton, Portsmouth, Newbury and Brighton, all are prestigious city-centre sites in vibrant commercial regions.
The training programme is managed by Miles Brown who is assisted by our employee mentoring scheme and the HR team, who work together to provide a collaborative, supportive and nurturing environment for all our trainees.
The trainee solicitors rotate their seats every six months and will have exposure to both contentious and non-contentious work. In the first 12 months you will be given significant client responsibility with hands-on client contact.
Trainees have regular review meetings, an informal mid seat review and an end of seat review with their seat supervisor. They also have an end of seat appraisal with Miles and the HR team.
In 2016 we were shortlisted for the LawCareers.Net Training and Recruitment Awards in the ‘Best Trainer – Medium Regional Firm’ category and were awarded the title of Lex 100 winners for our training contracts in two categories: Work/life balance and confidence of being kept on.
Our training programme is designed to ensure our trainees develop the breadth and depth of skills and knowledge of the law required to become a successful solicitor. We will challenge your thinking whilst providing you with excellent training, coaching and mentoring.
One of our partners in the dispute resolution team, Emma Stevens, is a great example of the quality of our training and the emphasis we place on learning and development. Emma joined the firm as a trainee solicitor in September 2013, qualifying in September 2015. From there she progressed to associate, then senior associate, finally stepping up to partrnership in April 2020.
Coffin Mew is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment for all of our current and prospective employees. We recognise and value individual differences and seek to retain and recruit talented individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds.
- Commercial & IP
- Commercial property
- Court of Protection
- Developers new homes
- Dispute resolution
- Inheritance & wills disputes
- Property litigation
- Residential property
- Restructuring & insolvency
- Wills trusts & probate
- Corporate & Commercial
- General Commercial
- General Practice
Agriculture & rural issues
It is unsurprising that some of the country's strongest agricultural law practices are to be found in rural regions.
Banking & finance
Banking and finance involves many financial products, from bank loans to companies to highly structured financing arrangements across multiple jurisdictions.
Charities lawyers advising the not-for-profit and social enterprise sector cover a vast area of legal ground, from wills and trusts to commercial and real estate law.
Company & commercial
Commercial lawyers focus on trade, from commercial agreements about supply, manufacture and distribution to identifying the best routes to market.
Competition & EU law
Competition and regulatory work includes merger control, regulatory and court proceedings, issues arising from sector-specific regulation and utility procurement issues.
Construction & engineering
Contentious construction work involves the resolution of disputes while non-contentious work involves drafting and negotiating contracts and advising on projects.
Corporate finance/mergers & acquisitions
Corporate finance lawyers advise companies on all aspects of the buying and selling of whole businesses or business assets.
In this area of legal practice, clients generally fall into two categories: the rich or famous and the media.
Commercial litigation involves the resolution of disputes in the corporate and commercial sphere.
Employment, pensions & incentives
Employment lawyers work across all areas of employment law, including handling discrimination, staff restructuring and whistleblowing issues.
Family lawyers deal with diverse issues including marriage, civil partnerships, cohabitation, separation, divorce, financial claims and pre and post-nuptial agreements.
Housing/landlord & tenant
Relationships between the owners and occupiers of properties, both residential and commercial, can be fraught with problems.
Immigration lawyers deal with all legal matters relating to immigration and nationality.
Restructuring and insolvency lawyers are necessary when a company, individual or other organisation is in financial difficulties.
IP solicitors advise on issues that range from commercial exploitation and infringement disputes to IP rights in large commercial transactions.
Media & entertainment
Among the different types of client in this area are performers, managers and agents, artists, theatres, broadcasters and publishers.
Private client solicitors looks after the affairs of individual clients and trustees, managing all aspects of their personal wealth.
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Sports law involves the legal issues at play in the worlds of both amateur and professional sport.
|Profit per partner:||£150,000 (2017)|
|Training contract applications:||50 (2021)|
|Retention rate:||50% (2021)|