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The deadline for applications for a training contracts to commence in 2025 is 31 May 2023. Application forms can be found on the firm's website and should be sent to Mrs Jo Ratcliffe. The selection process includes an interview with the director of HR and a partner. If successful you will be invited to attend our assessment day, which is held at our office in Salisbury.
We aim to employ the highest quality people for our training contracts as our reputation relies on this. We place considerable emphasis on teamwork and look for applicants who are clear team players.
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Mrs Jo Ratcliffe
Method of applicationOnline Application Form
Method of assessment
- Assessment centre
- HR-led interview
- Partner interview
Wilsons is ranked as one of the top private client and charity law firms in the country, our almost 300 year heritage, combined with lawyers who are recognised leaders in their fields, enables Wilsons to provide a unique combination of skills and experience to our clients. Our lawyers are dedicated to ensuring a detailed understanding of their clients' interests and a seamless working relationship across the different specialities of the practice.
Acting for clients with business interests, landed and inherited wealth, foreign domicillaries, UK and offshore trustees and non-resident individuals with links to the UK. We provide tax planning, estate and succession planning, asset structuring, UK and offshore trust formation and advice, wills and trusts and estate administration and probates and intestacies valued up to £50m.
The team's expertise ranges from pre-nuptial agreements and civil partnerships to divorce, children's arrangements and surrogacy law.
Our clients have substantial commercial, agricultural and residential property interests and the firm advises on purchasing, letting and sales, and has a reputation for gaining excellent results in the options over and sales of development land. Our leading rural team has developed a practice centred on the needs of rural business and landowners. These include complex sales and purchases, development options for landowners, grants and diversification advice and property litigation, including landlord and tenant, partnership matters, boundary, title and rights of way disputes.
Specialising in employment and corporate work. The corporate work focuses on commercial tax and asset planning, transactions and refinancing. The team deals with an unusual breadth of work requiring high-quality, bespoke commercial advice.
With one of the largest teams outside London we advise clients on a wide range of contentious matters to provide an efficient and effective means of dispute resolution. In addition to its expertise in agricultural and probate disputes, the firm has specialists who can advise on all aspects of commercial dispute claims and reputation management.
One of the most highly ranked teams in the UK. We advise on the complete range of legal needs and have a particular specialism in contentious and non contentious legacy work. The constitutional and governance team has considerable expertise in advising military charities and the charitable care sector.
We run our work placement scheme in June of each year. The work placement scheme runs for one week, five students will rotate around five different departments during the week, enabling you to gain experience of five different areas of law.
The deadline for applications is 31 March 2023.
Application forms can be found on the firms website and should be sent to Mrs Jo Ratcliffe.
Our two-year training contract enables our trainees to sample four disciplines in six-month seats.
Our trainees represent a long term investment for us and we hope you will be able to remain with us on qualification. We aim to give you responsibility from early on in your training contract in order to give you the best training possible.
We offer an interest-free loan towards the LPC. Further details can be obtained from the human resources team.
- Contentious trusts & probate
- Property & commercial litigation
- Private client
- Employment & education
- Company commercial
- Corporate & Commercial
- General Commercial
- General Practice
Agriculture & rural issues
It is unsurprising that some of the country's strongest agricultural law practices are to be found in rural regions.
Charities lawyers advising the not-for-profit and social enterprise sector cover a vast area of legal ground, from wills and trusts to commercial and real estate law.
Commercial property/real estate
Sponsored by Mills & Reeve LLP. Commercial property lawyers work on a wide range of transactions including offices, retail developments and infrastructure projects.
Competition & EU law
Sponsored by Ashurst LLP. Competition and regulatory work includes merger control, regulatory and court proceedings, issues arising from sector-specific regulation and utility procurement issues.
Corporate finance/mergers & acquisitions
Sponsored by Baker McKenzie. Corporate finance lawyers advise companies on all aspects of the buying and selling of whole businesses or business assets.
Corporate tax involves involves advising clients on the tax risks associated with acquiring, selling or restructuring assets.
In this area of legal practice, clients generally fall into two categories: the rich or famous and the media.
Sponsored by RPC. Commercial litigators represent and advise commercial clients when disputes arise from joint venture projects, civil fraud, commercial and banking transactions, corporate governance, financial services regulation and professional negligence.
Employment, pensions & incentives
Sponsored by Lewis Silkin. Employment lawyers work across all areas of employment law, including handling discrimination complaints, staff restructuring and whistleblowing issues.
Family lawyers deal with diverse issues including marriage, civil partnerships, cohabitation, separation, divorce, financial claims and pre and post-nuptial agreements.
Housing/landlord & tenant
Sponsored by Trowers & Hamlins LLP. Relationships between the owners and occupiers of properties, both residential and commercial, can be fraught with problems.
Restructuring and insolvency lawyers are necessary when a company, individual or other organisation is in financial difficulties.
Sponsored by Bristows LLP. Intellectual property is an umbrella term for a variety of different rights which protect intellectual creations, such as inventions, brands, designs, and literary and artistic works.
Sponsored by Charles Russell Speechlys LLP. Private client solicitors looks after the affairs of individual clients and trustees, managing all aspects of their personal wealth.