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Higgs & Sons

  • 6 vacancies
  • 12 trainees
  • 36 partners
  • 241 staff

About Higgs & Sons

Founded 1875. Leading local firm with a wide range of established corporate, commercial and private clients.

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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 recruit up to two years in advance.

Applications to


Method of application

Online application form

Method of assessment

  • Assessment centre
  • Panel interview
  • Presentation
  • 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
  • Family
  • Private client
  • Corporate & commercial
  • Dispute resolution
  • Property
  • Employment
  • Corporate & Commercial
  • General Commercial
  • General Practice
  • Niche

Practice Areas

Extra info

3 Waterfront Business Park, Brierley Hill, West Midlands, DY5 1LX
Phone: 0345 111 5050
Email: [email protected]
Work placement: Yes
Number of work placements: 6
Minimum qualification: 2.1 degree preferred
Start salary: £23,500
Turnover: £13,740,000 (2013)
Training contract applications: 280 (2013)
Retention rate: 100% (2014)
Partner diversity:
  • 66.0% male (2019)
  • 34.0% female
Lawyer diversity:
  • 45.0% male (2019)
  • 55.0% female
  • Brierley Hill
  • Birmingham Employment Advice Clinic (BEAC)
  • Business in the Community
  • Citizens Advice Bureau
  • Stonewall