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Thomas Eggar


Vacancies: 6
Trainees: 16
Partners: 69
Staff: 450
Work placement: Yes
Number of work placements: 8
Minimum qualification: 2.1 degree is preferred in any discipline but candidates with 2.2 degree classifications will also be considered.
Start salary: £24,000
Sponsorship: LPC

Firm description and career prospects

Thomas Eggar LLP is a firm that seeks out creative business and legal solutions for commercial organisations and private individuals. We take a refreshing approach to client relationships and have industry-specific expertise in financial services, retail, sports and leisure and technology, media and telecoms, as well as a nationally renowned, award winning private client practice. By thinking differently and truly understanding our clients’ needs and their industry we are able to deliver inspiring results.

Types of work

At Thomas Eggar we seek out creative solutions for our clients, build refreshing relationships and deliver inspiring results. For business owners looking for commercial advice or assistance, Thomas Eggar offers a full range of legal services for commercial organisations to help them whatever their business need. Our specialist private client practice teams can guide and advise individuals through all the stages of life covering aspects such as tax compliance and consultancy, wills, trust and estate probate and general personal legal.


We make a grant of 50% of the LPC fees and an interest free loan to cover the balance: the loan is repayable over the period of the training contract.

Work placements

We run a limited number of two-week work placements in July each year: applications should be made online via our website. You should give details of your accommodation plan in your application.

Training contract programme

Trainees would normally have four seats covering commercial property, commercial, litigation and private client. In order to give good exposure to the various specialisations, some of the seats are in different offices, either Chichester, Gatwick, London, Worthing, Newbury or Southampton.

Type of practice

Corporate & Commercial, General Commercial, Niche

Work areas


Gatwick, London, Newbury, Southampton, Worthing, Chichester



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Thomas Eggar

Ashley Wooton

Cardiff University

Thomas Eggar has a great reputation for training. There is a relaxed and friendly atmosphere which allows you to fit in very quickly. It was refreshing to be given exposure to clients and encouraged to take on high levels of responsibility almost from day one.

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Sarah Burke

University of Plymouth

My training contract was inspiring as I had the opportunity to run matters, liaise with clients and assist with large projects and this proved to be an invaluable foundation for life as a newly qualified solicitor.