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Method of applicationOnline application form
Method of assessment
- Assessment centre
- Numeracy tests
- 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. We are open to applicants who have a 2.2 degree if you have paralegal experience.
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
- personal injury
- property dispute
- General Commercial
- Corporate & Commercial
- General Practice
Advertising & marketing
A fresh and exciting area of legal practice, specialist lawyers provide copy clearance advice and work with big-brand clients.
Agriculture & rural issues
It is unsurprising that some of the country's strongest agricultural law practices are to be found in rural regions.
Aviation lawyers provide commercial, regulatory and insurance advice and litigation services to the world's airlines, manufacturers and financiers.
Charities lawyers advising the not-for-profit and social enterprise sector cover wills and trusts to commercial and real estate law.
Clinical negligence lawyers advise on instances of injury or death arising from incorrect or inadequate medical treatment or diagnosis.
Commercial property/real estate
Commercial property lawyers work on a wide range of transactions including offices, retail developments and infrastructure projects.
Company & commercial
Commercial lawyers focus on trade, from commercial agreements about supply, manufacture and distribution to identifying the best routes to market.
Competition & EU law
Competition and regulatory work includes merger control, regulatory and court proceedings, issues arising from sector-specific regulation and utility procurement issues.
Construction & engineering
Contentious construction work involves the resolution of disputes while non-contentious work involves drafting and negotiating contracts and advising on projects.
Corporate finance/mergers & acquisitions
Corporate finance lawyers advise companies on all aspects of the buying and selling of whole businesses or business assets.
Corporate tax involves advising on the most tax-efficient means of acquiring, selling or restructuring assets.
In this area of legal practice, clients generally fall into two categories: the rich or famous and the media.
Commercial litigation involves the resolution of disputes in the corporate and commercial sphere.
Employment, pensions & incentives
Employment lawyers work across all areas of employment law, including handling discrimination, staff restructuring and whistleblowing issues.
Energy & natural resources
The energy sector is an important part of the legal landscape and is making more headlines than ever before.
Issues such as climate change and the need for alternative energy sources make environmental laws more important than ever.
Family lawyers deal with diverse issues including marriage, civil partnerships, cohabitation, separation, divorce, financial claims and pre and post-nuptial agreements.
This area of legal practice involves advising financial services clients on the myriad regulations that affect their sector.
Housing/landlord & tenant
Relationships between the owners and occupiers of properties, both residential and commercial, can be fraught with problems.
Immigration lawyers deal with all legal matters relating to immigration and nationality.
Restructuring and insolvency lawyers are necessary when a company, individual or other organisation is in financial difficulties.
Insurance and reinsurance is an integral part of commercial activity throughout the world.
IP barristers advise on issues that range from commercial exploitation and infringement disputes to IP rights in large commercial transactions.
Media & entertainment
Among the different types of client in this area are performers, managers and agents, artists, theatres, broadcasters and publishers.
Personal injury law falls under the law of tort and involves civil claims brought to obtain compensation for injuries.
Private client solicitors looks after the affairs of individual clients and trustees, managing all aspects of their personal wealth.
Lawyers specialising in professional negligence disputes will handle claims ranging from the relatively low-value to the absolutely enormous.
Shipping & trade
Contentious shipping law involves contractual issues such as bill of lading and charterparty disputes while non-contentious work includes ship finance and commercial agreements.
Sports law involves the legal issues at play in the worlds of both amateur and professional sport.
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