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We require either:
Evidence of working towards or achieved a 2:1 degree (or equivalent); and/or
Distinction in the LPC
We are also looking for candidates who can demonstrate commercial awareness, a knowledge of the public sector, teamwork, motivation and enthusiasm.
Applications from law and non-law graduates are welcomed.
Deadline - 17 January 2020
Method of application - online application form at https://www.wmjobs.co.uk/job/60648/trainee-solicitor-/
How to applywww.warwickshire.gov.uk/wls
Mrs Emily Wells
Method of applicationOnline application form
Method of assessment
- Assessment centre
- Panel interview
- Written exercise
Warwickshire Legal Services (WLS) is our in-house legal team. Based in Warwick, at the heart of the county, we have a professional team of over 90 staff.
WLS offers legal support, advice and representation across a broad range of legal disciplines. We provide a comprehensive legal service to a number of external public sector clients such as different local councils, police forces and well over 200 schools and academies.
We are committed to providing the best quality legal advice to our public sector clients, enabling them to achieve their objectives. We work together to make a difference in the lives of local people and we’re proud of our record of bright, committed and capable staff, with the integrity and talent to achieve success.
Here are some of the reasons you’ll love working with us:
We’re experts in the public and charity sectors, priding ourselves on our quality, commercially relevant, and expedient advice
We have a proven track record combined with a wealth of public sector experience from over 20 years of practice
We won Local Government Legal Team of the Year in 2017, celebrating the team's success and achievements
We operate in new and innovative areas of law, which are unique to the public sector work that we do
Trainees will get responsibility from their first day and will be involved in interesting and dynamic work
At Warwickshire Legal Services we do offer work experience placements throughout the year, depending on availability and demand. If you would like to know more about this please email Emily Wells on emilywells@Warwickshire.gov.uk.
The training contract at Warwickshire Legal Services is generally split into four seats, lasting six months each. Trainees will usually spend time within all of the four main departments, which includes:
Corporate, commercial and employment
Planning and litigation
Education, adult care and debt recovery
Trainees will undertake their relevant PSC courses through an external provider whilst working.
Trainees will have regular one-to-one meetings and appraisals to support their development throughout the training contract.
- Adult health
- Social care
- Debt recovery
- General Practice
Charities lawyers advising the not-for-profit and social enterprise sector cover wills and trusts to commercial and real estate law.
Civil liberties & human rights
Human rights law broadly refers to the fundamental rights and freedoms of the Human Rights Act 1998.
Commercial property/real estate
Commercial property lawyers work on a wide range of transactions including offices, retail developments and infrastructure projects.
Construction & engineering
Contentious construction work involves the resolution of disputes while non-contentious work involves drafting and negotiating contracts and advising on projects.
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.
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.
Housing/landlord & tenant
Relationships between the owners and occupiers of properties, both residential and commercial, can be fraught with problems.