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|Number of work placements:||10|
|Minimum qualification:||Preferably 2.1 degree, any discipline|
|Start salary:||Above Law Society recommended rate for the area|
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Application details and method of selection
CV (two pages maximum) plus one page covering letter. Please state where you saw the training contract advertised. By email to Lauren Smith, HR Manager: email@example.com. By midnight on Sunday 23 July 2017 for training contracts to begin in September 2019. You should have a high 2.1 degree (in any discipline), a preponderance of A or A* grades at A level, and be able to spell preponderance.
You should possess good commercial awareness and marketing skills, and want to work in an environment where initiative is rewarded and responsibility comes early.
Those unable to cope with early responsibility or without ambition need not apply.
Firm description and career prospects
Leathes Prior is a leading East Anglian firm operating from offices in the exceptionally attractive Cathedral Close and Tombland areas of Norwich. We provide a comprehensive legal service to a wide variety of commercial and private clients. See: www.leathesprior.co.uk.
We have a national reputation in several niche areas, including:
Full contact law (the largest football based sports agency at any UK law firm). See www.fullcontactlaw.co.uk.
Mediation - 1st (the firm's mediation arm, led by the country's top ranked mediator in the National Mediator League Table). See www.mediation-1st.co.uk.
Trafficlawyers (does what it says on the tin!). See www.trafficlawyers.co.uk and many more!
We currently have 15 partners. A majority of the partners and associates trained with us. We are committed to maintaining that trend. Ample social, networking and professional development opportunities are available.
We offer a select number of unpaid week-long work placements for university or postgraduate students looking to develop their CV in preparation for applying for a training contract with our firm.
We aim to compile a work placement which offers real responsibility, the opportunity to work alongside our partners and staff, and in some cases, attend training seminars, client meetings, court, employment tribunals and more.
To apply please send a copy of your CV with a covering letter to Lauren Smith, HR Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for work placements for 2016 is 31 January 2017.
Training contract programme
We aim to compile training programmes to meet the wishes of individual trainees. The normal pattern is four six-month seats. All trainees will work directly with the firm's partners and will gain excellent hands-on experience of contentious and non-contentious work.
Trainees will be expected to see clients and run their own caseload when they are sufficiently experienced and when appropriate opportunities arise. We may arrange for trainees to undertake a secondment. In recent times, Leathes Prior trainees have been seconded to Norwich City Football Club, Ipswich Town Football Club, Hull City Football Club and the UK Law Societies' Joint Brussels Office.
Dispute resolution and litigation, residential conveyancing, commercial property, family, wills trusts and probate, employment, corporate and commercial, insolvency, franchising, agriculture.
Type of practice
Corporate & Commercial, General Commercial, General Practice, Niche