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Michelmores LLP

  • 8-10 vacancies
  • 15 trainees
  • 66 partners
  • 460 staff

About Michelmores LLP

Michelmores is a leading full-service UK law firm. We have offices in Exeter, Bristol, and London, with a national and international client base.

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More info

You can apply for our training contracts and summer vacation scheme via our online application form. We are looking for trainees starting 2023 and 2024.

If you progress to the next stage of the recruitment process you will be invited to complete a video interview.

Successful applicants will then be invited to an interview and to complete a verbal reasonining assessment before being offered a place on our week long vacation scheme or our assessment day.


Applications to

Graduate recruitment team

Method of application

Online Application Form

Method of assessment

  • Assessment centre
  • HR-led interview
  • Partner interview
  • Presentation
  • Psychometric testing
  • Video interview
  • Written exercise

Michelmores is a leading full-service UK law firm where people thrive on delivering complex and challenging work on high-profile assignments for quality clients. Established as a family business in Exeter in 1887, the firm became an LLP in 2007. We have offices in Exeter, Bristol, and London, with a national and international client base.

Collaboration and teamwork are central to our strategy. We offer our trainees a high level of responsibility, together with a supportive and inclusive training environment where everyone can flourish. Our growing client base includes Santander, the Met Office, Greenland Group and Finnfund, to name a few.

We put a strong emphasis on home grown talent and retaining our trainee solicitors, who are central to our growth plans. Our trainees join us on a South West based training contract meaning they move between our Exeter HQ and Bristol office frequently. Trainees also have the opportunity to complete a secondment in London. rainees have the opportunity to qualify into any location. 

Our vacation scheme is a great way for you to find out what it will be like to work at Michelmores.

We run our one week summer vacation scheme placements at the end of June/start of July. The scheme is as much about you getting to know Michelmores as a place to work, as it is about us getting to know you.

You will have the opportunity to spend time in one department for the week, as we aim to give you a real hands-on insight into one area of law and life as a trainee by attending client meetings and dealing with 'real work'.

You will learn about our different departments and areas of work, and meet trainees, partners and lawyers. There are also informal lunches with trainees, which will give you the opportunity to gain a true insight into working here.

Trainees at Michelmores benefit from working alongside renowned legal experts, in award winning teams and have exposure to high quality work and clients. As a trainee with Michelmores you will be encouraged to be yourself and shape your training contract within a high-quality supervised environment. Each trainee will have the oppportunity to spend six months in four different teams and experience our different office locations.

We ensure our trainees feel supported throughout their training contract, which includes allocating a buddy to support them in the lead up to joining the firm and during their training.

We fully fund the SQE.

We want trainees to join us and be their authentic selves. We want to hire trainees that can add to our culture, challenge our thinking and support us on our continued growth journey. No two trainees are the same and neither are their trainee journeys. We are looking for individuality and to see the real you.

We fully fund the LPC and SQE with The University of Law and offer a £5,000 bursary. We also sponsor the completion of the GDL.

  • Commercial litigation
  • Corporate
  • Commercial
  • Employment
  • Banking
  • Restructuring & insolvency
  • Tax
  • Trusts & succession
  • Contentious private client
  • Family probate
  • Projects
  • Transactional real estate
  • Specialist real estate
  • Agricultural property litigation
  • General Practice
  • Corporate & Commercial
  • General Commercial

Practice Areas

Extra info

Woodwater House, Pynes Hill, Exeter, EX2 5WR
Phone: 01392 688688
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.michelmores.com
Work placement: Yes
Number of work placements: 16
Start salary: £30,000
Fees paid for:
  • CPE/GDL
  • LPC
  • SQE
Turnover: £39,000,000 (2020)
Profit per partner: £238,000 (2012)
Training contract applications: 350 (2021)
Retention rate: 84% (2021)
Has client secondments: Yes
Client secondments:
  • Educational
  • Exeter
  • Bristol
  • London
  • Cheltenham
  • Citizens Advice Bureau
  • Aspiring Solicitors
  • Mindful Business Charter
  • Pathways to Law
  • PRIME
  • Stonewall