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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 recruit up to two years in advance.
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Method of assessment
- Assessment centre
- Panel interview
- Written exercise
Higgs & Sons is a people business. Our culture is shaped by everyone. Our team drives new benchmarks in professionalism, innovation and knowledge.
We work hard to make our firm a vibrant and diverse place to work. In return we want our people to be passionate about the firm and our clients.
Higgs & Sons 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. Clients and staff alike are attracted by our ability to offer an all round service in a number of areas. We are proud to provide a supportive and friendly working environment within which both colleagues and clients can thrive.
One trainee says: "You may slip under the radar at a larger firm but everyone really takes an interest in your training at Higgs."
It is because people like you are so important to us that we have developed one of the finest training programmes around. Flexible, hands-on and supportive. Small wonder that over half of our existing partners were trained by the firm.
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.
As a trainee, you will have the opportunity to undertake four four-month seats in any of our departments, giving you a solid, all round understanding of our business, before you concentrate on eight months in your chosen seat.
One trainee says: "Large enough that it has a wide range of practice areas, interesting work and clients but small enough that with hard work I could make a real contribution to the success of the firm."
We're passionate about helping to grow your future. Why? Because when you join us as a trainee, you will play a big part in our future.
Together we can go far.
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- Personal injury
- Private client
- Corporate & commercial
- Dispute resolution
- Corporate & Commercial
- General Commercial
- General Practice
Agriculture & rural issues
It is unsurprising that some of the country's strongest agricultural law practices are to be found in rural regions.
Banking & finance
Banking and finance involves many financial products, from bank loans to companies to highly structured financing arrangements across multiple jurisdictions.
Charities lawyers advising the not-for-profit and social enterprise sector cover wills and trusts to commercial and real estate law.
Commercial property/real estate
Commercial property lawyers work on a wide range of transactions including offices, retail developments and infrastructure projects.
Company & commercial
Commercial lawyers focus on trade, from commercial agreements about supply, manufacture and distribution to identifying the best routes to market.
Competition & EU law
Competition and regulatory work includes merger control, regulatory and court proceedings, issues arising from sector-specific regulation and utility procurement issues.
Construction & engineering
Contentious construction work involves the resolution of disputes while non-contentious work involves drafting and negotiating contracts and advising on projects.
Corporate finance/mergers & acquisitions
Corporate finance lawyers advise companies on all aspects of the buying and selling of whole businesses or business assets.
Corporate tax involves advising on the most tax-efficient means of acquiring, selling or restructuring assets.
In this area of legal practice, clients generally fall into two categories: the rich or famous and the media.
Commercial litigation involves the resolution of disputes in the corporate and commercial sphere.
Employment, pensions & incentives
Employment lawyers work across all areas of employment law, including handling discrimination, staff restructuring and whistleblowing issues.
Issues such as climate change and the need for alternative energy sources make environmental laws more important than ever.
Family lawyers deal with diverse issues including marriage, civil partnerships, cohabitation, separation, divorce, financial claims and pre and post-nuptial agreements.
Housing/landlord & tenant
Relationships between the owners and occupiers of properties, both residential and commercial, can be fraught with problems.
Restructuring and insolvency lawyers are necessary when a company, individual or other organisation is in financial difficulties.
IP barristers advise on issues that range from commercial exploitation and infringement disputes to IP rights in large commercial transactions.
Personal injury law falls under the law of tort and involves civil claims brought to obtain compensation for injuries.
Private client solicitors looks after the affairs of individual clients and trustees, managing all aspects of their personal wealth.
Lawyers specialising in professional negligence disputes will handle claims ranging from the relatively low-value to the absolutely enormous.
|Training contract applications:||280 (2013)|
|Retention rate:||100% (2014)|
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