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Application details and method of selection
Firm description and career prospects
Gordons is a leading independent Yorkshire law firm with offices in Leeds and Bradford. We are a modern, straight-talking, ambitious firm dedicated to delivering a range of legal services to clients from the individual entrepreneur and small family business to some of the UK's most successful companies and well-known brands. Whilst we aim to be the law firm of choice in our region, providing a genuine alternative to the national firms, as a result of our strong reputation and recognised expertise in both corporate and private work our client base extends far beyond the Yorkshire region.
Types of work
A full-service firm, areas of work include commercial property, planning and environmental, construction, corporate, insolvency, commercial litigation, intellectual property, employment, personal injury, private client and residential property.
Who should apply
Academically our entry standard is a 2.1 degree, though we will take a broader view for those who just miss out. In recruiting trainees we are looking to select our solicitors and indeed partners of the future. We therefore require committed and loyal trainees who are keen to build a successful career in the region and specifically with us. We offer a broad-based training which gives early and increasing responsibility to trainees in a supportive environment. Applicants must therefore be willing to be challenged from week one.
The firm takes pride in its ability to build enduring working relationships with clients. It is therefore essential that our trainees have the potential to be at ease with clients, able to relate well to them in both a business and social context, and most importantly inspire trust and confidence in the legal advice that they give. So interpersonal skills, a professional yet friendly manner and sound commercial awareness are criteria we use to measure the suitability of applicants.
The firm contributes £5,000 towards LPC course fees.
We do not run a vacation placement scheme.
Training contract programme
The training contract consists of four six-month seats, which usually includes commercial property, corporate and a litigation-based department. During the second year of the training contract trainees are able to express their preference of department and we try to accomodate these requests where possible. Trainees spend time at both Leeds and Bradford offices, and are actively encouraged to get involved in marketing, networking, training and other events hosted by the firm and/or clients. The environment is supportive and friendly, with trainees having regular meetings with their supervisors to ensure their progress.
Commercial property, corporate/commercial, insolvency, employment, personal injury, commercial litigation (including intellectual property), property litigation, private client.
Type of practice
Corporate & Commercial
Business in the Community
Diversity access schemes
Ahead Partnership , Legal Apprenticeships , Pathways to Law