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Method of applicationEmployer Application Form
Method of assessment
- HR-led interview
- Partner interview
- Psychometric testing
- Written exercise
We put our people and our clients at the centre of all that we do.
In recruiting high-calibre talent and investing in developing potential, we deliver the best advice to our clients and support our people to achieve their career aspirations.
Taylor Walton is a highly respected regional firm strategically located in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire offering a real alternative to training and working in the City without compromising on the quality of work.
Our practice provides legal solutions to a wide range of clients including FTSE 350 companies, public and private sector organisations, charities and high-net worth individuals. Expertise is organised into departments yet with the flexibility to form teams of advisors from different practice areas to best meet our clients' needs.
Technical expertise is not enough; our fee earners offer pragmatic solutions and so there is an emphasis on problem-solving, commercial acumen and an ability to genuinely appreciate our clients' circumstances and priorities. Our broad client base provies 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.
We are proud of our exceptionally high people retention rates and of those who have grown their career with us; many of our partners joined as trainee solicitors.
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
We are delighted to welcome a small number of individuals to join our summer placement scheme; those keen to find out what it might be like to work with us and who are looking to join the firm at our next trainee intake. The summer placement scheme runs for two weeks each July. Attendees experience time in two different departments and are given realistic and meaningful tasks working closely with an experienced solicitor; legal research, attending client meetings, drafting and observing negotiations.
As a trainee you will gain in-depth experience by completing six months in each of four practice seats. You will have the opporutnity to put forward seat preferences. Trained partner supervisors ensure that you receive a wide variety of work, that you are given early responsibility, challenged and have the opportunity to develop your technical expertise as well as practical practice skills. As part of our structured trainee review programme, you will recieve regular feedback throughout each seat allowing the exchange of feedback and constructive support to support your onging development.
As a trainee you will have a tailored and comprehensive induction programme on joining. Our buddy scheme ensures that you are made to feel a part of the firm even before joining, by being kept up-to-date with firm news and invited to attend social events during the wait between acceptance of an offer and starting.
Please visit our website to find out from our trainees about their experiences on our trainee solicitor development programme – trainee solicitors | Taylor Walton Solicitors
Our training contract interviews take place in August.
Our training contract application form is available from 1 December – Taylor Walton application form.
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 are committed to facilitating an inclusive working environment. We recognise that diversity in our people benefits our clients, our overall working environment and keeps us competitive. We value individuals for themselves; each bringing their unique set of skills which directly contribute to our overall success.
We are an equal opportunities employer and proudly publish our diversity data.
Everyone in the firm undertakes regular equality awareness training to ensure that we can deliver on our commitment. Equality, diversity and inclusion are central to our people strategy so that we recruit, promote and support career development fairly.
We appreciate that there is a large financial commitment in pursuing a legal career. To help our trainees, we are pleased to offer a capped contribution towards SQE or LPC fees.
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- Property litigation
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