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Warwickshire County Council (Warwickshire Legal Services)

  • 4 vacancies
  • 4 trainees
  • 0 partners
  • 90 staff

About Warwickshire County Council (Warwickshire Legal Services)

Warwickshire Legal Services (WLS) is an award winning public sector in-house legal team, with a team of over 90 staff.

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More info

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

Applications to

Mrs Emily Wells

Method of application

Online application form

Method of assessment

  • Assessment centre
  • Panel interview
  • Presentation
  • 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

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.

  • Corporate
  • Commercial
  • Employment
  • Planning
  • Litigation
  • Property
  • Education
  • Adult health
  • Social care
  • Childcare
  • Debt recovery
  • General Practice
  • In-house

Practice Areas

Extra info

Shire Hall, Warwick, CV34 4RL
Phone: 01926 410410
Work placement: Yes
Minimum qualification: 2.1 degree and/or distinction in LPC
Start salary: £21,589
Starting salary: £21,589
  • Warwick