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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.
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Method of applicationOnline Application Form
Method of assessment
- Assessment centre
- HR-led interview
- Partner interview
- 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
- Restructuring & insolvency
- Trusts & succession
- Contentious private client
- Family probate
- Transactional real estate
- Specialist real estate
- Agricultural property litigation
- General Practice
- Corporate & Commercial
- General Commercial
Agriculture & rural issues
It is unsurprising that some of the country's strongest agricultural law practices are to be found in rural regions.
Banking & finance
Banking and finance involves many financial products, from bank loans to companies to highly structured financing arrangements across multiple jurisdictions.
Capital markets lawyers work with transactions involving the issue of debt or equity securities to the public or investors.
Commercial property/real estate
Commercial property lawyers work on a wide range of transactions including offices, retail developments and infrastructure projects.
Company & commercial
Commercial lawyers focus on trade, from commercial agreements about supply, manufacture and distribution to identifying the best routes to market.
Competition & EU law
Competition and regulatory work includes merger control, regulatory and court proceedings, issues arising from sector-specific regulation and utility procurement issues.
Construction & engineering
Contentious construction work involves the resolution of disputes while non-contentious work involves drafting and negotiating contracts and advising on projects.
Corporate finance/mergers & acquisitions
Corporate finance lawyers advise companies on all aspects of the buying and selling of whole businesses or business assets.
Corporate tax involves advising on the most tax-efficient means of acquiring, selling or restructuring assets.
Commercial litigation involves the resolution of disputes in the corporate and commercial sphere.
Employment, pensions & incentives
Employment lawyers work across all areas of employment law, including handling discrimination, staff restructuring and whistleblowing issues.
Energy & natural resources
The energy sector is an important part of the legal landscape and is making more headlines than ever before.
Issues such as climate change and the need for alternative energy sources make environmental laws more important than ever.
Family lawyers deal with diverse issues including marriage, civil partnerships, cohabitation, separation, divorce, financial claims and pre and post-nuptial agreements.
This area of legal practice involves advising financial services clients on the myriad regulations that affect their sector.
Housing/landlord & tenant
Relationships between the owners and occupiers of properties, both residential and commercial, can be fraught with problems.
Restructuring and insolvency lawyers are necessary when a company, individual or other organisation is in financial difficulties.
Insurance and reinsurance is an integral part of commercial activity throughout the world.
IP solicitors advise on issues that range from commercial exploitation and infringement disputes to IP rights in large commercial transactions.
Media & entertainment
Among the different types of client in this area are performers, managers and agents, artists, theatres, broadcasters and publishers.
Private client solicitors looks after the affairs of individual clients and trustees, managing all aspects of their personal wealth.
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Large projects involve lawyers specialising in finance, construction and corporate law.
|Profit per partner:||£238,000 (2012)|
|Training contract applications:||350 (2021)|
|Retention rate:||84% (2021)|
|Has client secondments:||Yes|
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