DMH Stallard LLP
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|Number of work placements:||25|
|Minimum qualification:||2.1 degree preferred|
|Start salary:||£25,300 (Region) £30,800 (London)|
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Application details and method of selection
We are looking for three trainees (to join the three we have already recruited) to start in September 2019 and are now accepting applications. To apply, you will need to complete an online application form which is available on our website www.dmhstallard.com/careers/training-contracts and email it, along with a copy of your CV to email@example.com
The closing date for applications is 30 April 2019.
The assessments days are challenging and include a range of assessments, exercises and interviews. We are looking for well rounded individuals who can manage responsibility early in their training contract, and our assessment process reflects this.
There are two assessment days, the first round includes a written exercise, a range of assessments and a brief interview. The second stage comprises a presentation and interview with the panel, along with further assessments/tests.
The first assessment days will be held on Tuesday 11 June and Thursday 13 June.
Should you be successful in the first round, you will be invited back to a second assessment day on either Tuesday 25 June or Thursday 27 June.
Please ensure you are available on these dates as we are unable to consider applications from individuals who cannot attend the assessment dates.
Firm description and career prospects
DMH Stallard is different from the law firms you might be used to. To put it simply our clients enjoy a business-like approach to project delivery and partner led legal advice that is amongst the best in the country. We invest time in our client relationships so that we always provide exceptional levels of service. Our clients like our approach and we now work with some of the most successful organisations in the country.
With offices in Gatwick, Guilford, London, Horsham and Brighton and 71 partners and 239 staff, our firm provides a comprehensive range of commercial, dispute resolution and litigation, employment, cyber security and cyber-crime, corporate, intellectual property, real estate and technology, media and telecoms.
We hold the Silver Investors in People accreditation and consider trainees to be the future of the firm. Our policy is to select and develop trainees who will have, at the end of their training contract, the skills and enthusiasm to continue their career with the firm.
Directory recognition and awards
Top 100 Law Firm
Investors in People Silver
“Corporate Law Firm of the Year” at the Insider South East Dealmakers Awards in 2012, 2014, 2016 & again in 2017
Lexcel quality accredited
Recommended by Chambers & Partners legal directory in all key practice areas
DMH Stallard recognises that all its staff are valuable and encourages an inclusive culture by seeking ideas and feedback from all its personnel.
So that everyone is clear on the direction of the firm, everyone receives a copy of the firm’s strategy document outlining the goals for the future. An annual firm wide meeting is also held each year to enable members of staff to ask questions about the firm, its management and objectives for the future.
Career progression and personal development extend across the firm. Everyone meets with their manager at least once a year to review their performance and set objectives going forward. The review meeting considers skills and projects on which an individual wishes to focus in the coming year and how these ambitions are to be supported. Additionally we have a career development programme which maps out a clear route for progression from solicitor to associate and onwards through the various levels of partnership.
The managing partner, Richard Pollins, was appointed in 2014 having previously held the post of head of real estate. Richard joined DMH Stallard as a trainee in 1990 and therefore understands the benefits of employee career development.
DMH Stallard makes a limited number of one-week unpaid work experience placements available for undergraduate and postgraduate students wishing to gain practical experience of working in a law firm. This is aimed at students who have not yet gained a training contract, and wish to gain an insight into life at DMH Stallard.
Work experience is to enable people, at any stage during their legal education, to experience a slice of life in a law firm. The advantage of gaining work experience is that you should be better informed about the firm when completing the application form and if you are invited to an assessment day. However selection for an assessment day is primarily based upon your training contract application form.
The deadline for work experience placements for this summer has already passed. We will begin accepting applications for placements for summer 2020 from October 2019. The closing date will be 31 January 2020.
Training contract programme
Our training programme comprises four six-month seats across the business, giving trainees the chance to experience working in both contentious and non-contentious practice areas. Seats are usually offered in: corporate, employment, dispute resolution, personal injury, private client, planning, real estate, real estate dispute resolution, technology, media and telecoms, and dispute resolution.
Trainees may be required to undertake seats in any of our Brighton, Horsham, Gatwick, London or Guildford offices and it is important that they have the flexibility and willingness to do so.
Real estate, dispute resolution, corporate, personal injury, private client, planning and real estate, dispute resolution
Type of practice
Corporate & Commercial, General Commercial, General Practice
Gatwick, Horsham, Guildford, Brighton, London
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