Taylor Walton LLP
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|Number of work placements:||6|
|Minimum qualification:||2.1 degree in law or another subject and a first time pass on the LPC|
|Sponsorship:||Capped contribution towards LPC fees.|
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Application details and method of selection
Applications for training contracts commencing September 2020 should be received by 31 July 2018.
Firm description and career prospects
An ambitious and growing regional law 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. We support the development of individual talent and contribution, allowing individuals to carve out their own career path within a progressive environment.
Our practice provides legal solutions to businesses and 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 need to 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.
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.
Capped contribution towards LPC fees.
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 the last two weeks 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.
Applications for Summer 2018 should be received by Stephanie Simon by 31 March 2018.
Training contract programme
Our trainees gain in-depth experience by completing six months in each of four practice seats. Trained partner supervisors ensure that our trainees receive a variety of work, are given early responsibility, are challenged and have the opportunity to develop their technical expertise as well as practical practice skills. Each trainee is regularly appraised throughout each seat allowing the exchange of feedback and constructive support to aid future development.
We offer our new trainees a tailored and comprehensive induction programme on joining. Our buddy scheme ensures that new trainees 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.
Applications should be received by Jim Wrigglesworth by 31 July 2018. Interviews take place in August.
Our training contract application form is available via our website www.taylorwalton.co.uk – please go to our join us section.
Type of practice
General Commercial, General Practice, Corporate & Commercial
St Albans, Harpenden, Luton