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Michelmores LLP

  • 8 vacancies
  • 15 trainees
  • 66 partners
  • 400 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

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 typically join us at our Exeter HQ and spend a period of their training in either Bristol or London, with the opportunity to qualify into any location. 

Our virtual open day will be held on 20 January 2022 for a chance for to find out more about our training contracts and our practice areas. Please visit our website to register your interest.

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 each 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 LPC with The University of Law and offer a £5,000 bursary.

  • 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
Turnover: £39,000,000 (2020)
Profit per partner: £238,000 (2012)
Training contract applications: 350 (2021)
Retention rate: 70% (2021)
Has client secondments: Yes
Client secondments:
  • Educational
  • Exeter
  • Bristol
  • London
  • Citizens Advice Bureau
  • Aspiring Solicitors
  • Mindful Business Charter
  • Pathways to Law
  • PRIME
  • Stonewall