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|Number of work placements:||16|
|Minimum qualification:||2.1 degree|
|Start salary:||£27,500 (Exeter)|
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Application details and method of selection
Please 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 a short face-to-face interview with our graduate recruitment team before being offered a place on our week long vacation scheme in Exeter.
For those applying directly for a training contract with us, the next and final stage after video interview will be attending an assessment day at our Exeter, Bristol or London office.
Firm description and career prospects
Michelmores is an ambitious, top 100 law firm, with offices in Exeter, Bristol and London. We offer legal expertise to a wide range of high-quality local, national and international clients. The firm works across three strategic sectors – finance and investment, real estate and private wealth.
Our clients are placed at the heart of everything we do – we put ourselves in our clients' shoes to offer tailored legal solutions and advice. We take an entrepreneurial approach to developing our business, forging opportunities and encouraging and supporting innovation.
Michelmores has an impressive history of growth and we are continuing in this trajectory, with particular emphasis on growing our Bristol and London offices. It is by working collaboratively and capitalising on individual strengths that we achieve success as a team.
We recruit to retain our trainees, because we view them as the future associates and partners at the firm. We offer training contracts across our three offices. Trainees spend six months in four seats and are encouraged to experience a broad range of practice areas. Our Exeter trainees have the opportunity to undertake seats in Bristol and London and Bristol trainees will spend six months in Exeter. There are also opportunities for client secondments.
We fully fund the LPC with the University of Law and offer a £5,000 bursary.
If you are interested in applying for a training contract with us in Exeter, we recommend that you apply for our summer vacation scheme. This is a one-week placement which is run in our Exeter office during July. Being based in one department for the week, you will gain a hands-on insight into one area of law, attend client meetings and deal with real work. In order for you to gain a broader understanding of the different departments and areas of law, we have structured the vacation scheme to enable candidates to meet with current trainees, lawyers and partners across different departments, through informal briefing sessions and social events. Our vacation scheme has been cited by many as being an enjoyable and well-structured week which give a true insight into life as a trainee in Michelmores.
Training contract programme
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 spend six months in four different teams across the three practice groups: real estate, private client and business. In each seat a trainee has a supervisor who will support, encourage and coach the trainee. Trainees are also appointed a buddy to support them in the lead up to joining the Firm and during their training contract.
Exeter: commercial litigation, corporate, commercial, employment, banking, restructuring and insolvency, tax, trusts and succession, contentious private client (family and probate teams), projects, transactional real estate, specialist real estate, education Bristol: agricultural property litigation, tax, trusts and succession, specialist real estate London: corporate, commercial litigation, employment, transactional real estate
Type of practice
General Practice, Corporate & Commercial, General Commercial
Exeter, Bristol, London
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Diversity access schemes
Aspiring Solicitors, Bright Network, Pathways to Law, PRIME