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Gordons LLP

  • 4 vacancies
  • 8 trainees
  • 27 partners
  • 200 staff

About Gordons LLP

Gordons is a leading independent full-service Yorkshire law firm, coupling a thriving commercial practice with a substantial private client base.

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More info

Apply for a training contract at Gordons LLP online via our firm website by 30 June 2020 to begin September 2022. Applicants who have completed their LPC may also be considered for an earlier start date.


Applications to

Ms Aviva Stockman

Method of application

Online application form

Method of assessment

  • Assessment centre
  • Panel interview

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, construction, corporate/commercial, 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 provides sponsorship towards LPC course fees.

We do not run a vacation placement scheme.

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
  • Employment
  • Commercial litigation
  • Property litigation
  • Regulatory
  • Construction
  • Private client
  • Corporate & Commercial

Practice Areas

Extra info

Riverside West, Whitehall Road, Leeds, LS1 4AW
Phone: 0300 077 0300
Email: recruitment@gordonsllp.com
Web: www.gordonsllp.com/careers/trainee-solicitors/
Work placement: No
Minimum qualification: 2.1 degree
Start salary: £25,000
Turnover: £17,150,000 (2018)
Profit per partner: £976,000 (2012)
Starting salary: £25,000
Training contract applications: 200 (2018)
Retention rate: 100% (2019)
Partner diversity:
  • 80.0% male (2019)
  • 20.0% female
Lawyer diversity:
  • 45.0% male (2019)
  • 55.0% female
  • Leeds
  • Bradford
  • Business in the Community
  • Ahead Partnership
  • Legal Apprenticeships
  • Pathways to Law