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Payne Hicks Beach

4 vacancies
8 trainees
46 partners
200 staff

A well known firm based in Lincoln's Inn which particularly specialises in private client and family, and a good reputation in corporate and commercial areas.

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An assessment day comprising group activities. If successful, candidates are invited back for an interview.

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Applications to

Ms Janice Okuns

Method of application

Online Application Form

Method of assessment

  • Assessment centre
  • Partner interview

Payne Hicks Beach LLP is a specialist Lincoln's Inn based firm established in 1730 providing a full range of legal services to domestic and international private and commercial clients.

The firm's reputation has been built on family and private client work as one of the small number of firms in the UK who provide these services at the highest level. Its commanding position in these areas is complemented by an excellent reputation for contentious trusts and dispute resolution, privacy and media law, company and commercial law, employment, residential and commercial property and citizenship and immigration work. Despite their position in the market, Payne Hicks Beach's lawyers pride themselves on the confidentiality and discretion with which they conduct their work, not least because the firm's clients include many household names, as a result of which the firm is one of London's best kept secrets.

The career prospects are demonstrated by our retention rates and the long service of staff.

We do not offer work placements.

Trainees usually spend six months in each of four specialist departments, with their preferences being taken into account in this rotation so far as possible. There is only one trainee per department at any one time, so he or she plays a very important role, receiving a high level of responsibility, with real work and supervised client contact from the outset.

Trainees are subject to regular assessment, with mid seat reviews and end of seat appraisals, and engage in the required Professional Skills and induction courses, as well as a formal in-house training programme. However, with the firm's team outlook and open door policy they also have constant access to help and support from partners and associates who are acknowledged experts in their fields.

Payne Hicks Beach LLP is committed to achieving an environment which provides equality of opportunity to all in which everyone is given the opportunity to realise their full potential in a transparent culture free from discrimination and harassment. We aim to provide and maintain an inclusive, supportive, understanding and friendly workplace.

Payne Hicks Beach offers full GDL, LPC and SQE funding, and a maintenance grant each year of study. BPP law school is the firm's preferred provider.

  • Dispute resolution
  • Employment
  • Corporate
  • Family
  • Private client
  • Property
  • Citizenship & immigration
  • General Practice

Practice Areas

Extra info

10 New Square, Lincoln's Inn, London, WC2A 3QG
Phone: 020 7465 4300
Email: [email protected]
Work placement: No
Minimum qualification: 2:1
Start salary: £47,000
Fees paid for:
  • LPC
  • SQE
Turnover: £22,000,000 (2016)
Training programme applications: 268 (2023)
Retention rate: 66% (2017)
Partner diversity:
  • 78.0% male (2023)
  • 22.0% female
Lawyer diversity:
  • 34.0% male (2023)
  • 66.0% female
  • London
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