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|Minimum qualification:||2.1 degree and other relevant experience|
|Start salary:||£30,000 London; £24,000 Manchester|
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Application details and method of selection
Successful applicants must demonstrate a genuine passion for working with a leading specialist claimant law firm and about providing access to justice to all. We are looking for future solicitors and partners who can passionately take forward our ground-breaking claimant work. They must have excellent written and verbal communication skills along with the ability to manage tasks in an assertive, efficient and timely manner.
Method of application
We open the application process around February/March. Unfortunately we are not able to accept applications before that. For more information visit www.leighday.co.uk/careers/training-contracts.
Shortlisted candidates are invited for a written assessment, pschometric test and a panel interview with partners.
Firm description and career prospects
A training contract with Leigh Day is your opportunity to work with some of the country’s best legal minds and seek justice for all. Leigh Day specialises in accident and personal injury, employment, human rights, clinical negligence, and multi-party actions both nationally and internationally. The Leigh Day ethos remains the same as when the firm was set up in 1987, to make justice available to all, not just the rich and powerful.
Over the last 30 years we have been involved in ground-breaking cases against multinational corporations and government authorities and bodies. We have won The Lawyer – Litigation Team of the Year award, The Employment Team of the Year Award, the 'Liberty/JUSTICE' Human Rights lawyer of the year award, a host of other accolades and awards and ranked annually in the top tiers of both Chambers and Legal 500 client guides. We have represented national and international individuals and communities with often complex personal injury or human rights cases. To learn more visit about us.
We have some of the country's leading legal teams who are driven by our ethos of 'Davids' fighting the 'Goliaths' around the world. We are known to passionately pursue difficult or unpopular cases that push the boundaries of the law and which may be of little interest to other firms and to champion the rights of the injured, marginalised and disenfranchised. Based in our London (Clerkenwell) and Manchester offices we are over 370 strong (including 43 partners). Being a mid-sized organisation, we are able to provide key learning opportunities to our people and encourage them to take on responsibilities from an early stage. We genuinely pride ourselves on having a supportive and friendly culture and host regular weekly and annual social activities.
Leigh Day is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We topped the diversity survey by the Chambers Student Guide and won the accolade of being the most diverse law firm.
Training contract programme
A training contract with Leigh Day is your opportunity to work with some of the country’s best legal minds and seek justice for all. Leigh Day specialises in accident and personal injury, employment, human rights, clinical negligence, and multi-party actions both nationally and internationally.
The training contract is our flagship recruitment programme and as a partnership we are heavily invested to ensure the right outcome. This programme helps us to identify our future solicitors and partners who can take forward our ground-breaking specialist claimant and trade union work.
Leigh Day training contracts are for two consecutive years, with two 12-month rotations across the different departments of the firm. Trainees may have the opportunity to work in our personal injury, international, product liability, human rights, clinical negligence or employment and discrimination areas. There is also a competitive opportunity to have a six-month secondment seat with the shadow attorney general.
Trainee solicitors at Leigh Day do not have case loads of their own but work closely with one or more of the senior lawyers in the firm and assist with all aspects of that lawyer's work. These are busy and demanding roles and a high standard of performance is expected with the ability to deal sensitively with clients and experts.
Our trainee solicitors seek justice for people and are provided the opportunity to solve challenging legal problems to make a huge difference for their clients.
Accident and personal injury, administrative and public law, clinical negligence, employment, environment, healthcare, human rights, multiparty actions, consumer law and product safety.
Type of practice
Niche, Legal Aid
Diversity access schemes
AccessProfessions, Social Mobility Foundation