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  • 4 vacancies
  • 12 trainees
  • 53 partners
  • 293 staff

About Thrings

Thrings, one of the UK's top 100 law firms, with 300 people across offices in Bristol, London, Swindon, Bath and Romsey.

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More info

If you're reading this and thinking you fit the bill, we're keen for you to apply.

Please head to our website and our vacancy page to set up an account and apply online. Our recruitment process includes an online application form, CV and covering letter (all uploaded into our portal), following by video/telephone interviews and if successful an invite to either an assessment centre or vacation scheme.

Please do not send CV or covering letters separately, we are unable to accept these.

Applications to

Miss Catherine Sprague

Method of application

Online application form

Method of assessment

  • Assessment centre
  • Numeracy tests
  • Presentation
  • Telephone interview
  • Video interview
  • Written exercise

Who are we?

We are a vibrant law firm with a diverse client base, offering excellent career prospects to ambitious trainees. We operate from offices in Bristol, Bath, Swindon, London and Hampshire. Current trainees feel that the firm offers plenty of 'scope for career development' and gives them 'excellent levels of responsibility' as well as a 'wide range of work', all of which combine to make them feel that they are in the thick of it.

Who are you?

You'll be able to demonstrate commercial awareness, have a passion for a career in law, be enthusiastic, able to think independently and be keen to develop and learn through our Academy. If you're a team player who is willing to get stuck in then you'll fit in well at Thrings. Ideally you would hold a 2.1 degree, have already completed your LPC/GDL or have a course underway. 

What's in it for you?

Working with high calibre clients from day one, you'll hit the ground running. With clients ranging from small companies, to household names, we operate at a local and national level.

We operate a structured two-year training contract split into four six-month seats. You can expect to gain experience within at least three different practice areas, with a balance of contentious and non-contentious work types. You are likely to work in a number of our offices, which means you'll benefit from working in different environments, with different colleagues. You will gain hands-on experience and responsibility from day one and you will get exposure to partners, associates and solicitors alike to help you to develop the skills, setting you up for a great career in law.

And, there’s more…

Our trainees get involved in more than just learning how to become a successful lawyer, they help run our social calendar, play an active part in the communities we have offices in and really make a difference. We're more than just lawyers, we equip our trainees to develop their futures through our academy, recognising talent and developing it to become our future leaders. When you are a Thrings trainee, you are more than just a number; you're part of Thrings future.

We offer a competitve salary and benefits package, with extras like a day off on your birthday and pay day breakfasts.

Don't take our word for it, here's what one of our current trainees has said: "Thrings has an amazing culture and it’s more hands on approach is what made it stand out for me. I felt that the firm was genuinely interested in who I was as a person."

  • Commercial property
  • Commercial litigation
  • Family
  • Agriculture
  • Personal injury
  • Property dispute
  • Planning
  • Corporate
  • Employment
  • Company
  • Commercial
  • General Commercial
  • Niche
  • Corporate & Commercial
  • General Practice

Practice Areas

Extra info

6 Drakes Meadow, Penny Lane, Swindon, SN3 3LL
Phone: 01793 410800
Work placement: Yes
Number of work placements: 12
Minimum qualification: 2.1
Start salary: £27,000
Training contract applications: 190 (2019)
  • Swindon
  • Bath
  • Bristol
  • London
  • Romsey