Wilkin Chapman LLP
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Application details and method of selection
Applications should be received by 31 March 2017 for entry in 2019. Apply by letter and CV. Further information on the application process and the firm is available on our website at www.wilkinchapman.co.uk.
Firm description and career prospects
Wilkin Chapman LLP is a full service law firm having 7 offices operating out of Lincolnshire, South and East Yorkshire. The firm has grown over the years, both in terms of size and turnover, and in its development and expansion into new practice areas. Wilkin Chapman LLP is a modern, forward-thinking organisation whose reputation has been built up over many years. Its aim is to exceed clients’ expectations by providing not just quality legal advice but commercially aware business advice. The firm has made a substantial commitment to quality standards and has Investor in People Accreditation, as well as Lexcel. It was the first firm in Lincolnshire to be awarded the Lexcel mark by the Law Society in 1999. 2015 also saw the firms recoveries department accredited with the ISO9001 standard. We believe that we can only provide the best service by recruiting and supporting the development of the best staff. This is why we place great emphasis on ensuring your training programme is robust, providing you with the best opportunities to develop your career progression to becoming a solicitor.
A discretionary £3,500 grant towards LPC fees may be available, as well as an interest free loan for the remainder.
A limited number of two-day placements/work shadowing with the firm are available on application to Angela English at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Training contract programme
Typically, your two-year contract will provide you with hands on experience in a number of different areas of law, one of them non-contentious. The training period will be split into one full year and two six-month placements. For some part of your training contract, you may spend time at more than one of our offices in order to give you experience of different types of clients and work. However, we do flex our training contracts to meet our business needs.
Who should apply
Candidates should preferably have a 2.1 either in law or another discipline and be able to demonstrate a consistently good academic record. Our client-focused approach means that we look for candidates who will be excellent communicators with a desire to achieve the best possible result for the client. There is excellent scope for career progression at Wilkin Chapman for strong candidates.
Litigation, agriculture, corporate and commercial, family, employment, personal injury, recoveries, commercial property, private client, crime, public law.
Type of practice
Corporate & Commercial, General Practice, General Commercial
Beverley, Grimsby, Horncastle, Lincoln, Louth, Sutton-on-Sea, Alford