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Hewitsons LLP

  • 15 vacancies
  • 15 trainees
  • 43 partners
  • 256 staff

About Hewitsons LLP

Hewitsons is a major regional firm offering the full range of expert legal advice to commercial and private clients throughout the UK.

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More info

Applications for training contracts to start in September 2023 should be made between July and August 2021.

How to apply

Applications to

Mrs Sally Denton

Method of application

Employer application form

Method of assessment

  • Panel interview
  • Written exercise

Hewitsons LLP is ranked among the UK's foremost regional law firms with 45 partners and centres in Northampton, Cambridge, London and Milton Keynes. We offer training contracts at the Northampton and Cambridge offices with possible placements in London.

Types of work

The firm has a strong reputation in a range of specialisms and a national and international client base, particularly in Europe and across North America. Its areas of noted expertise include corporate and commercial work, technology, employment, competition law, property, construction, planning, environment, insolvency, bioscience, agriculture, tax, trusts, and charities.

Who should apply

The firm welcomes applications from candidates who have achieved a high standard of academic success, with a minimum of a 2.1 degree, and who are bright, personable, have initiative and enjoy working as part of a team.

We offer vacation placements during June, July and August each year. We select from applications from undergraduates in cases where the student already meets our trainee solicitor criteria.

If successful the vacation placement offered will be for one working week, and the choice of areas will take into account particular interests which the student has revealed in our discussions.

Throughout the placement week there will be one senior individual, most likely to be a partner or a senior associate, who will act as a mentor on the work experience journey during which the student will spend time in two or more work areas. Students will be given work specifically aimed at their level of understanding but sufficiently challenging to give them a valuable feel for both the work and the demands upon the qualified solicitors to meet the clients’ needs.

Where students demonstrate particular aptitude, they will also automatically qualify for an interview for a training contract should they wish to apply.

Training contracts are offered at Northampton and Cambridge, where trainees complete four placements of six months each in a range of different legal specialisms. During each seat, the trainee is supervised closely by a partner or senior solicitor and progress is monitored on a day-by-day basis as well as in a formal three-monthly review, carried out mid-seat and at end of seat. The firm provides a comprehensive induction programme specifically tailored for the needs of trainee solicitors. The PSC is coupled with an extensive programme of trainee solicitors' seminars provided by specialist in-house lawyers.

  • Private wealth
  • Agriculture
  • Corporate
  • Employment
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Commercial litigation
  • Property
  • Construction
  • Corporate & Commercial
  • General Commercial
  • General Practice
  • Niche

Practice Areas

Extra info

Elgin House, Billing Road, Northampton, NN1 5AU
Phone: 01604 233233
Work placement: Yes
Number of work placements: 6
Minimum qualification: 2.1 degree
Start salary: £24,000
Turnover: £12,800,000 (2012)
Training contract applications: 850 (2012)
  • Cambridge
  • London
  • Milton Keynes
  • Northampton