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|Number of work placements:||10|
|Minimum qualification:||2.1 degree|
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Application details and method of selection
Applications for training contracts to start in September 2021 should be made between July and August 2019.
Firm description and career prospects
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 for interview for a vacation placement from applications from undergraduates in cases where the student already meets our trainee solicitor A level or IB criteria.
If successful the vacation placement offered will be for one working week, and the choice of area 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 contract programme
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, property, construction
Type of practice
Corporate & Commercial, General Commercial, General Practice, Niche
Cambridge, London, Milton Keynes, Northampton