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- Address: Premier House, 36-48 Queen Street, Horsham West Sussex,
- Phone: 01403 262 333
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Web: www.pdt.co.uk/news/trainee-solicitor-positions-available
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|Minimum qualification:||2.1 or above degree in law or another subject and pass on the LPC.|
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Application details and method of selection
Applicants for 2019 and 2020 should be received by 30 November 2018. Candidates are required to complete an application form, which can be downloaded from our website and this should be accompanied by a CV and covering letter.
Method of application
Personalised covering letter explaining why you want to be a lawyer and why you have applied to PDT together with CV.
Method of assessment
Written exercise, interview with the partners of the firm including a presentation (either legal based or non-legal). If successful, you will be invited back for a final interview with the managing partner of the firm.
Firm description and career prospects
PDT Solicitors is ranked as leading commercial firm in the Legal 500 2019. We are recognised for our expertise in company commercial, real estate, dispute resolution and employment matters. Our two core principles are to deliver clear, strong commercial advice and to nurture genuine and supportive relationships with our clients and staff.
Types of work
PDT is divided into four core divisions: real estate, company commercial, dispute resolution and employment. These divisions include several niche sectors allowing trainees to gain a similarly broad range of experience before deciding upon their preferred area of law.
Who should apply
You will have completed the Legal Practice Course (or be about to commence the course for completion in 2019/20), be self-motivated, able to demonstrate initiative and be a creative and innovative problem solver. In addition, you should be able to demonstrate a high level of literacy and numeracy, be confident in using IT systems, have good interpersonal skills and possess an interest in commercial business generally.
We specialise in the following areas:
Asset and invoice finance
Housing associations and housebuilders
Landlord and tenant
Pharmacy and healthcare
You also have opportunities to network and expand your skills by becoming part of a number of PDT forums such as PDT future leader’s young professionals group, trainee solicitors group and marketing and networking group. Every forum mentioned above organises regular networking and social events to support trainees in increasing their confidence and to grow their professional network.
Training contract programme
As a trainee solicitor within the firm you will be part of an enthusiastic team with a wide-ranging workload completing three different seats rotating between our company commercial, real estate and dispute resolution teams. We believe in your ability to have control over your own career path and to have an open, flexible and two-way review and appraisal process. Personal and professional training opportunities are regularly available to support you to achieve your career aspirations. We make an effort to make every member of staff feel like family and provide a close support network, so you genuinely feel valued and an important contributor to the success of the firm.
Company commercial, corporate, real estate, dispute resolution, insolvency/asset based lending, employment.
Type of practice
General Commercial, Corporate & Commercial
Horsham, West Sussex