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|Minimum qualification:||2.1 degree in law or another subject and a first time pass on the LPC|
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Application details and method of selection
Applications for 2020 should be received by 31 July 2018. Candidates are required to complete an application form, which can be downloaded from our website and this should be accompanied by a CV and covering letter.
Firm description and career prospects
Cripps is a key regional law firm serving clients nationally and internationally from offices in Kent and London. Recognised countrywide for both its commercial and private client work, the firm focuses on wealthier families, entrepreneurial businesses and the real estate sector.
We have a particularly strong client service culture. With over 350 people, we are non-hierarchical, open and highly flexible. Work closely and sympathetically with clients, offering commercially astute solutions. Everything is designed around the needs of individual clients, with the firm adapting itself to each client and their particular objectives.
The unusual combination of a personal, responsive service and the highest quality of advice is equally attractive to large businesses and institutions as it is to entrepreneurial organisations and wealthy individuals.
We offer the expertise of very experienced lawyers and excellent levels of support at outstanding value for money.
Types of work
Cripps is divided into three divisions: real estate, corporate and private client. The divisions include a wide range of contentious and transactional/advisory legal disciplines allowing trainees to gain a similarly broad range of experience before deciding upon their preferred area of law.
Who should apply
Cripps is a team-based firm and we need people who will enjoy this environment whilst contributing to it. Confidence with other people is important in a client-based role, as is the determination to provide high-quality solutions and advice. Enthusiasm and a desire to learn are also important, but above all else, we want people who are committed to a long term career in our firm. Over half of our current lawyers originally trained with the firm, including a number of partners. Feedback from current and previous trainees rates working in Tunbridge Wells very highly and they are particularly complimentary about the sports, social and corporate social responsibility opportunities that we offer.
Cripps has an exclusive deal with the BPP Law School for LPC and PSC studies. This provides all our future trainees with discounted rates. In addition, we have a discretionary funding scheme for LPC students. This provides 50% by way of bursary and 50% by way of an interest-free loan.
Training contract programme
We offer a comprehensive induction programme and ongoing training throughout the two year contract. Support is provided regularly through structured reviews and on-the-job coaching. We offer a four-seat training contract which provides excellent hands-on experience to the training experience. Levels of responsibility are high with many trainees managing their own files under supervision.
Private client, family, investment/commercial property, residential conveyancing, corporate real estate, corporate, commercial disputes, employment, specialist disputes, property disputes, commercial.
Type of practice
Corporate & Commercial, General Commercial, General Practice
Tunbridge Wells, Kings Hill
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