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Taylor Walton LLP

4 vacancies
7 trainees
28 partners
160 staff
Progressive and substantial practice, providing specialist advice to commercial and private clients.

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More info

Application procedure: Taylor Walton application form. Please visit our join us section on our website for more details.

How to apply

Applications to

Mrs Stephanie Simon

Method of application

Employer application form

Method of assessment

  • HR-led interview
  • Partner interview
  • Presentation
  • Psychometric testing
  • Written exercise

We are a well established and highly respected regional firm strategically located in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire. We offer a real alternative to training and working in the City without compromising on the quality of work.

We support a wide range of clients including FTSE 350 companies, public and private sector organisations, charities and high-net worth individuals. As a mixed-practice we are able to meet the diverse needs of our clients.

Technical expertise is not enough; you will develop wide skills enabling you to offer pragmatic solutions with an emphasis on problem-solving, commercial acumen and an ability to genuinely appreciate our clients' circumstances and priorities. Our broad client base provies you with the opportunity to develop skills working directly with business owners as well as with individuals.

We support the development of individual talent and contribution, allowing everyone the opportunity to carve out their own career path within a progressive environment.  

Who should apply

We welcome applications from individuals offering a mix of strong academic ability, commercial acumen, self-motivation, enthusiasm and attributes developed through outside interests. We are proud of our high retention rate of trainees into qualified positions and so are particularly interested to hear from individuals who are committed to developing a career with us beyond qualification and who demonstrate the potential to contribute to the firm's growth through new business initiatives. We have a successful career development track record, seeing trainees develop into highly skilled rounded practitioners. 

Previous winner – LawCareers.Net Regional Law Firm Best Trainee Trainer 2020 and LawCareers.Net Regional Law Firm Best Trainee Recruiter

If you would like to find out what it might be like to work with us please apply to join us on our summer placement. We offer a small number of students the opportunity to spend two weeks with us each July. The well structured programme will allow you to experience time in two different departments. Under partner and associate supervision you will work on real client matters, carry out legal research, you may attend client meetings and court, hone your drafting skills and perhaps observe negotiations. You wil join trainess on social events and attend a marketing workshop giving you an insight into how we develop new business.

Our summer placement scheme application form and more information is available on our website. Our next intake is for July 2024.

As a trainee, you will gain in-depth experience by completing six months in each of four practice seats. Trained partner supervisors ensure that you receive a variety of work, are given early responsibility, are challenged and have the opportunity to develop your technical expertise as well as practical practice skills. You will receive regular feedback in each seat allowing you to build on your experiences and develop. 

On joining you will receive a tailored and comprehensive induction programme. Our buddy scheme ensures that you are made to feel a part of the firm long before your first day with us. Your buddy will keep you up-to-date with firm news, be there to answer any questions or give advice. You will be invited to attend social events during the wait between acceptance of an offer and starting.

Interviews for training contracts take place in person in August – first interviews 7, 8 and 9 August, second interviews 14, 15 and 16 August.

Our training contract application form is available on our Taylor Walton application form

We look forward to receiving your application. 

We welcome your application if you are taking the SQE route. We expect you to have completed and passed SQE1 and SQE2 before starting a two year training contract with us.

We value and respect each individual. Each person brings their unique mix of attributes which makes for our positive working environment and inclusive culture. We are an equal opportunities employer and proudly publish our diversity data.

Financial contribution towards LPC fees or SQE fees.

  • Corporate & commercial
  • Commercial property
  • Commercial dispute resolution
  • Employment
  • Private wills
  • trusts & probate
  • Residential conveyancing
  • Family
  • General Commercial
  • General Practice
  • Corporate & Commercial

Practice Areas

Extra info

28-44 Alma Street, Luton, LU1 2PL
Phone: 01582 731161
Email: [email protected]
Work placement: Yes
Number of work placements: 6
Minimum qualification: 2.1 degree in law or another subject and a first time pass on the LPC
Start salary: Competitive
Fees paid for:
  • LPC
  • SQE
Turnover: £8,300,000 (2012)
Retention rate: 100% (2019)
  • St Albans
  • Harpenden
  • Luton