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8-10 vacancies
17 trainees
30 partners
226 staff

Award winning full-service regional firm with a wide range of established business and private clients. Inclusive culture and strong roots in the community.

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More info

Applications for the training contract are accepted via our online application form only. This can be found on the website. Please see the website for deadline details. We currently recruit up to one year in advance.

Applications to


Method of application

Online Application Form

Method of assessment

  • Assessment centre
  • Numeracy tests
  • Panel interview
  • Presentation
  • Video interview

Our vision is to be the independent regional law firm of choice, recognised for having a positive long-term impact upon its people, its clients, its business partners and its community.

When it comes to our people, the team is everything at Higgs LLP – an environment of sharing and collaboration, and a real sense of loyalty to each other and the firm. That is coupled with a desire for everyone to learn and develop. We are always striving to be better. We enjoy what we do. We are genuinely interested in our clients and want them to feel a part of the firm too.

Our approach to our people draws on enjoyment, health and wellbeing, developing talent, technical excellence, training, reward and recognition.

We offer students the opportunity to take part in our vacation scheme, giving them the chance to work alongside our lawyers and central teams.

We hope you will gain:

  •  a better understanding of our practices areas and work types;
  • the chance to experience our unique culture; and
  • an insight into life at Higgs including our people, our clients and our way of working.

Our training programme works in the practical world with real clients, caseloads and responsibilities.

We'll give you flexibility of choice of seats, helping you find the area of our profession where you will excel.

You'll be given one-to-one involvement with partners and other lawyers, who will share their experience, giving you a real hands-on approach.

You'll benefit from regular appraisals with your supervisor, an 'open door' support policy, professional training courses and mentoring from one of our partners. You'll also be assigned a current trainee as your 'buddy'; someone who has been in your position and can answer all of your questions.

Higgs is different from your average law firm. We successfully combine traditional values with an innovative approach to legal problems which has helped to attract an impressive client base whilst also staying true to our local community.

Our people and our clients are attracted by our ability to offer a full range of services. We are proud to provide a supportive and friendly working environment within which both colleagues and clients can thrive.

Our trainees form the lifeblood of the firm and benefit from hands-on experience and responsibility from the very beginning. Join us on our journey. Together we grow.

As charter signatories to The Law Society’s Diversity and Inclusion Charter, Higgs LLP are committed to developing a diverse business by engaging with the widest pool of talent and promoting equality of opportunity for everyone. Three-quarters of our colleagues identify as female.  Our mission is to ensure that everyone is empowered to be the best version of themselves and to have a voice which can be shared, heard and respected.   

Our inclusion group empowers our people to participate in networks and activities which celebrate and raise awareness across a range of key areas: LGBTQ+, race, social mobility, visible and invisible disabilities. We engage with the race and ethnicity alliance group at the University of Law to better understand the barriers faced by those looking to join the profession.

Our wellness team is made up of a group of mental health first aiders who help support and protect the wellbeing of all colleagues, creating a network which focuses upon both mental and physical barriers to wellness. We have signed the menopause pledge and offer a wide range of interventions and opportunities for self-care.

Our LGBTQ+ colleagues and allies are encouraged and supported to join national Pride events and we hold regular breakfast and lunch meetings to discuss issues and challenges faced and to ensure views are represented at our people board.

73% of the firm attended a non-selective state-run or state-funded school. The firm is a Cornerstone Employer and acts as an ambassador for social mobility, tackling disadvantage and driving better outcomes for young people. We collate our diversity and inclusion figures each year and ensure we measure progress against our targets.

The firm will meet the cost of the PGDL and LPC/SQE if required.

  • Personal injury
  • Clinical negligence
  • Family
  • Private client
  • Charities
  • Corporate
  • Commercial
  • Tax
  • Restructuring & insolvency
  • Commercial litigation
  • Property litigation
  • Property
  • Employment
  • Construction
  • Corporate & Commercial
  • General Practice
  • Niche

Practice Areas

Extra info

3 Waterfront Business Park, Brierley Hill, West Midlands, DY5 1LX
Phone: 034 5111 5050
Email: [email protected]
Training programmes offered:
  • Graduate legal apprenticeship
  • Paralegal apprenticeship
  • Solicitor apprenticeship
  • Training contract/QWE
Work placement: Yes
Number of work placements: 12
Minimum qualification: N/A
Start salary: £24,000
Fees paid for:
  • LPC
  • SQE
Turnover: £18,100,000 (2019)
Training programme applications: 280 (2013)
Retention rate: 80% (2023)
Partner diversity:
  • 67.0% male (2023)
  • 33.0% female
Lawyer diversity:
  • 45.0% male (2023)
  • 55.0% female
  • Brierley Hill
  • Black Country Foodbank
  • Black Country Women's Aid
  • Business in the Community
  • Legal Sustainability Alliance
  • Birmingham Law Society’s Diversity Inclusion Scheme
  • BITC
  • Law Society Diversity and Inclusion Charter
  • Legal Apprenticeships
  • Social Mobility Foundation