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|Vacancies:||Up to 18|
|Number of work placements:||30|
|Minimum qualification:||2.1 degree preferred|
|Start salary:||£25,000 (£32,000 London)|
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Application details and method of selection
Firm description and career prospects
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.
Training contract programme
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 and immigration, family and private client, fraud, healthcare, insurance litigation, local government, marine and transit, motor, police, professional risk, real estate, regulatory, speciality insurance.
Type of practice
Corporate & Commercial, Niche, General Commercial
Birmingham, Glasgow, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, London, Manchester.
Diversity access schemes
Black Lawyers’ Directory, Black Solicitors' Network, BPP Legal Access Scheme, Law Society Diversity Access Scheme, Legal Apprenticeships , Pathways to Law, PRIME, Social Mobility Foundation