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Weightmans LLP

  • Up to 18 vacancies
  • 33 trainees
  • 193 partners
  • 1270 staff

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More info

Further information and application details for both our Summer 2019 vacation schemes and 2021 trainee solicitor roles will be available on our website from November 2018.


Applications to

Mrs Denise Wright

Method of application

Online Application Form

Method of assessment

  • Assessment centre
  • Panel interview
  • Presentation
  • Psychometric testing
  • Written exercise

Weightmans is a top 45 law firm, with offices in Birmingham, Glasgow, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, London and Manchester. Our aim is to be the law firm and employer of choice.

We have a formidable reputation and heritage in insurance in which we are a leading national player, handling all sizes of claims for insurers and their clients across a broad range of disciplines and in all offices. We have a growing reputation in the public sector market, acting for many local, police and fire authorities, and many NHS trusts. Whereas once the firm was predominantly a litigation practice, we now also have a substantial commercial business line.

We know that superb client service only comes through a happy and motivated workforce, so commitment to our people is at the heart of who we are and reinforced in all we do.

To find out what it is like to work at Weightmans LLP read the firm's Meet the Lawyer profile.

The vacation scheme will consist of structured activities which are designed to provide you with an insight into life as a solicitor in a national law firm. We aim to provide you with the opportunity to work within different areas of legal practice in order to give you exposure to, and experience of, a broad range of cases and working environments.

Unlike many firms, we offer our trainees real legal experience including attendance at court and client meetings. Challenged from the outset, you will have the opportunity to demonstrate your talents across a range of seats. You will follow a focused training plan which will enable you to develop business as well as legal skills. The quality of our training is an important commercial investment. Our retention rate is high and we want today's trainees to remain at Weightmans and be leaders in our future.

  • Commercial dispute resolution
  • commercial insurance
  • construction
  • corporate
  • costs
  • debt recovery
  • disease
  • employment
  • pensions
  • immigration
  • family
  • private client
  • fraud
  • healthcare
  • insurance litigation
  • local government
  • marine
  • transit
  • motor
  • police
  • professional risk
  • real estate
  • regulatory
  • speciality insurance
  • Corporate & Commercial
  • Niche
  • General Commercial

Practice Areas

Extra info

100 Old Hall Street, Liverpool, L3 9QJ
Phone: 0345 073 9900
Email: graduate.recruitment@weightmans.com
Web: www.weightmans.com
Work placement: Yes
Number of work placements: 30
Minimum qualification: 2.1 degree preferred
Start salary: £25,000 (£32,000 London)
Turnover: £97,100,000 (2017)
Profit per partner: £295,000 (2016)
Starting salary: £25,000
Training contract applications: 707 (2018)
Retention rate: 87% (2017)
Lawyer diversity:
  • 36.0% male (2018)
  • 64.0% female
Has client secondments: Yes
Client secondments:
  • Educational
  • Insurance companies
  • Leisure and tourism
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Birmingham
  • Glasgow
  • Leeds
  • Leicester
  • Liverpool
  • London
  • Manchester
  • Black Lawyers’ Directory
  • Black Solicitors' Network
  • BPP Legal Access Scheme
  • Law Society Diversity Access Scheme
  • Legal Apprenticeships
  • Pathways to Law
  • PRIME
  • Social Mobility Foundation