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Keebles LLP

  • 5 vacancies
  • 10 trainees
  • 20 partners
  • 200 staff

About Keebles LLP

Keebles LLP is a UK top 200 full-service law firm in Yorkshire. We operate regionally, nationally and internationally. We have 200 colleagues and 21 partners.

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More info

This year, we will be open to applications for training contracts from November 2020. Applicants should carefully complete the application form by Friday 2 July 2021. Tell us what makes you unique and why you want to forge a career with our firm. The recruitment process will commence in July with a short-listing of candidates for assessment and assessment days will take place in late August/early September 2021. Applications are for the contracts to commence in September 2023. It is not possible to provide feedback on unsuccessful applications.

Applications to

Sarah Burton

Method of application

Online application form

Method of assessment

  • Assessment centre
  • Panel interview
  • Presentation

As a full service law firm, we have been providing exceptional legal services to both businesses and individuals over decades. With offices in Sheffield, Leeds and Doncaster, we are proud to host one of the region’s largest commercial property teams. Our award winning corporate and commercial team have also been recognised for their deal volumes exceeding £550 million in 2018.

For individuals, our private client team advises on matters including residential property, wills, probate and family matters. Clients trust us to offer a personal, yet professional approach and we always deliver on this promise.

Keebles offers practical and commercial solutions to a range of legal issues. This is built from the deep-rooted knowledge of our client’s businesses and the industries in which they operate. Being based in South Yorkshire, an internationally recognised leading manufacturing centre, we are best placed to advise manufacturing businesses across the country. In addition, we have specific teams of specialists to advise on all issues affecting the healthcare, creative and digital and, leisure and tourism industries.

At Keebles, we are passionate about providing high quality work and truly believe our success is down to putting the needs of our clients at the forefront of everything we do. We value each and every relationship we have forged over the years and are committed to nurturing these in the years to come.

Our teams all share the same values and vision for the future of the firm which allows us to provide an exceptional service to our clients.

As one of South Yorkshire’s leading, dynamic and innovative employers, Keebles can offer you a career with real potential.

We are committed to attracting and developing the best talent, and providing valuable opportunities for aspiring graduates, business support professionals and qualified lawyers across a breadth of practice areas and sectors. We encourage curiosity, ambition and enthusiasm, and pride ourselves on being a collaborative network offering support and mentoring to help you progress your career with us as you desire.

Our firm offers a close-knit community where you will have a real input in the growth of the business and the maintenance of our client relationships from the outset.

Keebles LLP offers work placements to students, to enable them to experience life in a commercial practice and to work in a fast-paced legal environment.

For placements in 2021, our Doncaster office will accept two students and our Sheffield office will accept eight students across four weeks for a 'hands-on' week, working as part of our legal teams. Keebles LLP accepts students who can demonstrate the academic excellence, energy and determination needed to succeed in the Law.

We encourage applicants who intend to apply for a 2023 training contract with us to apply for the vacation placement scheme as this can fast track you to the assessment stage for a training contract. Dates of the scheme are to be confirmed but will run during July and early August 2021. Please indicate any date restrictions you have when applying. Applicants should carefully complete the application form by 26 March 2021.

Tell us what makes you unique and why you want to forge a career with our firm. It is not possible to provide feedback on unsuccessful applications.

Keebles LLP also hopes to be hosting a number of insight days providing you with an introduction to our firm and how we work ahead of your training contract and vacation scheme applications. You will be given the chance to spend time with current trainee solicitors to discuss their experiences during the recruitment process and learn about their day-to-day roles and responsibilities across a range of departments. Keebles’ recruitment panel will also be offering short mock interviews on the day to offer vital tips and feedback ahead of the application process. Please visit our website for more details of any Insight Days that are scheduled.

Keebles LLP usually recruits up to five trainee solicitors each year. Training contracts are for a period of two years and consist of four six-month seats across different areas of the business. The trainee’s preferences are met wherever possible.

Keebles has offices in Sheffield, Leeds and Doncaster. For any one intake year, we normally have three trainees based in our Sheffield office, one in our Leeds office and one in our Doncaster office. Trainees can be required to undertake one or more of their training seats in one or more of our office locations.

Competition for training contracts is fierce and we seek individuals who stand out. Keebles trainees are bright, motivated, enthusiastic and relish working as part of a team. We look for candidates who will develop with the firm after they qualify. Keebles accepts applications from law and non-law graduates and second and final-year undergraduates, who should usually have at least (or are predicted to achieve) a 2.1 first degree.

The award of a training contract is conditional upon the successful completion of the GDL/CPE (where relevant) and the LPC. All applicants will be carefully considered regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, religion or age.

The training contract is designed to equip you with the necessary skillset and commercial acumen to have an active input in ongoing files from day one. We offer real life legal experience including attendance at trials, tribunals and client meetings. The work is challenging and fast paced but all trainees are supervised by a partner and have access to any of the firm's resources you may require. 

Keebles is passionate about business development and encourages all trainees to get involved in business development and networking events and opportunities from the start of your career. We regularly host seminars and workshops which are well attended by clients which provides trainees with the vital client contact which is often minimal in other firms. Trainees also take responsibility for our charity partnerships which allows you to use your own creativity and initiative to organise and manage a range of fundraising events.

  • Corporate & commercial
  • Commercial property
  • Litigation & dispute resolution
  • Employment
  • Insolvency
  • Residential property
  • Property management
  • Private client
  • Family
  • General Practice
  • Corporate & Commercial
  • General Commercial
  • Niche

Practice Areas

Extra info

Commercial House, 14 Commercial Street, Sheffield, S1 2AT
Phone: 011 4276 5555
Work placement: Yes
Number of work placements: 10
Minimum qualification: 2.1 degree
  • Sheffield
  • Leeds
  • Doncaster