Machins Solicitors LLP
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Application details and method of selection
We are looking for all round, commercially minded individuals who are seeking to establish a long term career with the firm. Our key indicators are:
Strong academic ability (degree of 2.1 or above, not necessarily in law). If you do not have a 2.1 degree but still think we should consider you, please tell us why in your covering letter.
Clear written and oral communication
Ability to assimilate information, analyse it, translate that understanding and follow a third party’s instructions
Preferably have some knowledge of the local area
Experience within a solicitors’ practice (beneficial but not compulsory)
Self-motivated individuals looking to develop a career beyond qualification
Experience of working with others to achieve a task
GDL and/or LPC completed by intake date
Full clean driving licence
Firm description and career prospects
Machins Solicitors LLP has carried on business under the name of 'Machins' since 1920 and can trace its roots back to a law firm that had opened for business in the late 1800s.
Machins is one of the leading providers of legal services in Herts, Beds and Bucks. We continually strive to grow and develop our legal teams from paralegal to partner level.
We provide specialist advice and assistance both for businesses and individuals. For business services, this includes aviation law (a particular specialisation rarely found outside London), commercial law, litigation, property, employment and debt recovery. On the private client side of the practice, specialisms have developed in complex wills and trusts and family law matters.
Machins Solicitors LLP is the holder of the Law Society’s Lexcel standard. This award was given as a reflection of our high level of client care and the effective operational systems that we use.
Machins Solicitors LLP is also accredited with Investors in People as well as being members of the Law Society’s family panel and an approved member of the Accident Line.
As well as our professional accreditations, we have also been ranked and recommended in eight practice areas in the leading guide to law firm in the UK, the Legal 500 2016.
When it comes to career progression, we are proud to be an employer who take a long term view; taking the time to invest in our trainee programme, providing ongoing opportunities and new challenges and helping you to reach your career goals in a collaborative and evolving working environment.
Training contract programme
You will work directly with a partner who will be your training supervisor. At the outset of each seat you will be given objectives and you will discuss what you can expect to cover during your time in each department. You will attend the compulsory Professional Skills Course (PSC) modules during your first two seats. At the beginning of your second year you will be given advice on which PSC module options will complement your training.
You will be expected to attend internal webinars run on a regular basis covering all the areas of law Machins Solicitors LLP offer. Trainees are involved in marketing events in order to build relationships and contact with clients from the outset.
You will develop a close professional relationship with the training supervisor for each seat during your training contract. At the end of each seat your performance will be appraised and constructive feedback will be provided.
Our retention rate is high. You will see from our team profiles that many of our partners trained with Machins Solicitors LLP. We invest heavily in our trainees and provide the highest standard of training so that you will have the best possible career prospects and once qualified, you will choose to stay with us.
Civil litigation, commercial conveyancing, company commercial, employment, family, private client, residential conveyancing.
Type of practice
Corporate & Commercial, General Commercial, General Practice, Legal Aid, Niche
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