Wilsons Solicitors LLP
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Application details and method of selection
The deadline for applications for a training contract to commence in 2021 is 30 June 2019. 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.
Firm description and career prospects
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 offer an interest free loan of £4,500 for the LPC. Further details can be obtained from the human resources team.
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 2019.
Application forms can be found on the firms website and should be sent to Mrs Jo Ratcliffe.
Training contract programme
Our two-year training contract enables our trainees to sample four disciplines in six-month seats. There will be an opportunity to undertake a seat in our London office.
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.
Contentious trusts and probate, litigation, family, residential property, property estates, commercial property, trust and tax, probate and trusts, employment, company, commercial
Type of practice
Corporate & Commercial, General Commercial, General Practice, Niche