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Michelmores LLP

  • 10 vacancies
  • 18 trainees
  • 66 partners
  • 460 staff

About Michelmores LLP

Michelmores is located in Exeter, Bristol and London and offers specialist legal advice to local, national and international clients across a wide range of sectors.

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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.

Summer vacation scheme applicants will then be invited to participate in a short assessment centre before being offered a place on our week long vacation scheme in Exeter.

For those applying directly for a training contract, the next and final stage after video interview will be attending an assessment day at our Exeter HQ.


Applications to

Ms Gabby Essame

Method of application

Online Application Form

Method of assessment

  • Assessment centre
  • Partner interview
  • Presentation
  • Psychometric testing
  • Video interview
  • Written exercise

Michelmores is headquartered in Exeter, with offices in Bristol and London. We have a strong national and continuously growing international presence and offer specialist legal advice across a wide range of sectors.

Collaboration and team work are central to our strategy and our lawyers have access to high-quality work and clients, whatever their location. 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. Operating as one Firm, we offer trainees a high level of responsibility and a supportive and inclusive training environment, where each individual is able to thrive.

We fully fund the LPC with The University of Law and offer a £5,000 bursary.

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 in our Exeter HQ. 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.

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

Practice Areas

Extra info

Woodwater House, Pynes Hill, Exeter, EX2 5WR
Phone: 01392 688688
Email: gradrecruitment@michelmores.com
Web: www.michelmores.com
Work placement: Yes
Number of work placements: 16
Minimum qualification: 2.1 degree
Start salary: £28,000 (Exeter)
Turnover: £19,300,000 (2012)
Profit per partner: £238,000 (2012)
Starting salary: £28,000
Training contract applications: 130 (2013)
Retention rate: 100% (2014)
Has client secondments: Yes
Client secondments:
  • Educational
  • Exeter
  • Bristol
  • London
  • Citizens Advice Bureau
  • Aspiring Solicitors
  • Bright Network
  • Pathways to Law
  • PRIME
  • Stonewall