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We like to get to know applicants and for them to gain a proper understanding of LBMW. The vacation schemes that we run in spring each year forms an integral part of our trainee recruitment process and, in almost all cases, our trainee solicitors will have undertaken a vacation scheme with us.
Application by CV, covering letter and online application form.
More details about training with us can be found at www.lbmw.com/site/careers.
Our vacation scheme will run between 11-13 April 2023 and this is our primary tool for awarding training contracts. Please apply online before 28 February 2023.
How to applywww.lbmw.com
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Ms Julie Marshall
Method of applicationOnline Application Form
Method of assessment
- Partner interview
- Telephone interview
- Written exercise
Lee Bolton Monier-Williams is a medium-sized firm based in Westminster.
Types of work
We offer extensive experience and advice across a wide spectrum of activities including corporate and commercial; private client; commercial and residential property; education; ecclesiastical and charity; litigation; employment; and IP.
LBMW has, in various guises, been situated in the heart of Westminster for more than 150 years. Traditionally, the firm's client base was the various arms of the Church of England and wealthy individuals and land owners. Today, LBMW is a diverse and modern firm but with the traditional values and practice areas still forming the backbone. Our clients include mid sized coroprates, international charities, commercial landlords and tenants, high net worth individuals, well known wine and spiritis brands and many faith bodies and education providers.
Who should apply
We seek to recruit trainees with a good degree (2.1 or above), first-class communication skills, motivation, professionalism, initiative, enthusiasm and a sense of humour. The academic and work experience background is important but we also look for applicants with a drive, an outlook and interests that mean they will make a positive contribution to the Firm and will thrive inn the LBMW environment.
Our vacation schemes run for three or four days each. During that time the candidates will rotate around the four main departments undertaking both written tasks and being involved in real files whilst experiencing the office environment. There will also be some group activities such as a mock trial and a client pitch. Candidates will spend time with the trainees and meet the partners at drinks and lunch respectively. This forms a key part of our selection process as we invite some candidates for interview based on which we then make training contract offers.
Trainees spend six months in four seats following induction – private client, property, litigation, commercial property, education and charity. Training is comprehensive and covers a full induction programme, participation in internal seminars and training sessions, and attendance at external courses including the Professional Skills Course.
A contribution will be made – details to be confirmed via our website.
Contribution towards LPC or SQE fees – details available on request.
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- Private client
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