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Apply online via our website by 30 June 2022 for a training contract in 2024.
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Mrs Katy Tebbutt
Method of applicationOnline application form
Method of assessment
- Assessment centre
- Numeracy tests
- Partner interview
- Written exercise
Howes Percival LLP is a leading commercial law firm. Our working environment is progressive, focussed but friendly, and our corporate structure means that fee-earners are rewarded on merit and can progress to associate or partner status quickly.
Types of work
The top-quality work that we do means that we are instructed by major companies and our write-up in the Legal 500 reflects this.
Students will complete a week in either the Leicester, Northampton or Norwich offices, spending a day in each department. Where possible, students will undertake real work, attend client meetings or go to court.
Trainees complete four six-month seats, usually each one in a different department. Trainees joining the Norwich office will usually remain at Norwich for the duration of their training contact. Within the East Midlands region there is the opportunity to gain experience in two of the three East Midlands offices. We also now offer seats in our Cambridge office which trainees from either region can undertake.
Trainees report direct to a partner, and after three months and again towards the end of each seat will be formally assessed by the partner training them. Trainees will be given every assistance by the fee-earners in their department to develop quickly, and will be given responsibility as soon as they are ready.
Benefits include a contributory pension scheme and private health insurance.
Who should apply
We are looking for seven well-educated, focused, enthusiastic, commercially aware graduates with a minimum 2.1 degree in any discipline. We welcome confident communicators with strong interpersonal skills who share our desire to be the best.
GDL and LPC funding subject to a cap. Details available on request.
- Commercial property
- Commercial litigation
- Private client/family
- Property litigation
- Corporate & Commercial
- General Commercial
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.
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.
Energy & natural resources
The energy sector is an important part of the legal landscape and is making more headlines than ever before.
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.
This area of legal practice involves advising financial services clients on the myriad regulations that affect their sector.
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.
Media & entertainment
Among the different types of client in this area are performers, managers and agents, artists, theatres, broadcasters and publishers.
Outsourcing involves the transfer of projects and functions to specialist third-party providers in return for a fee.
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.
Sports law involves the legal issues at play in the worlds of both amateur and professional sport.