Lester Aldridge LLP
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|Number of work placements:||8|
|Minimum qualification:||2.1 degree|
|Start salary:||Competitive for south coast regional firm (London allowance where appropriate)|
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Application details and method of selection
Firm description and career prospects
Lester Aldridge is an energetic business providing both commercial and private client services on a local, regional, national and international scale. Our reputation rests on the expertise of our people who are first-class in every respect and on our astute approach to our clients. Client satisfaction is always our aim.
History is important in any business – it shows a commitment to its industry and its clients and we are proud of ours. Lester Aldridge's positioning in the South offers a positive working environment and a great work life balance; while providing opportunities to work with first-class lawyers, impressive clients and opportunity for City experience via our London office.
Excellent legal advice is standard. Each client can expect a commitment of excellent service from our staff, a partner led approach, leading legal expertise, comprehensive and cohesive advice, innovation and technological support and value for money.
Training contract programme
When you start at LA you'll be given responsibilities and real jobs to get your teeth into. Direct client involvement is encouraged and you will become an integral part of each team you join.
During the course of your two-year contract you will complete four seats of six months duration. This gives you exposure to different areas of the firm and hopefully will help you decide what you would like to specialise in.
Giving constructive feedback is always encouraged at LA, so you can expect to hear the good things about your work from your team (and a few things you need to improve). LA also has an appraisal system where you work with your team leader to set objectives and create an action plan that will measure your progress. In addition, each trainee is assigned a mentor to provide guidance and encouragement and regular review meetings are arranged with the managing partner where you'll be encouraged to voice your views and opinions.
Type of practice
Corporate & Commercial, General Commercial, General Practice, Niche
Bournemouth, London, Southampton
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