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Trainee / Apprentice Solicitor - March & September 2025

Trainee / Apprentice Solicitor - March & September 2025

companyStone King
remoteOffice/home hybrid
PublishedPublished: Published 1 month ago
£1-£29,999
Role CommencementWithin 2 years
SRA QWE competencesApplying critical thinking and analysis (SRA competences A5) | Applying legal principles (SRA competences A4) | Clear Oral and Written Communication (SRA competences C1) | Client centred advisory work (SRA competences B3) | Client relationships (SRA competences C2) | Learning from practice and other people (SRA competences A2) | Legal Drafting (SRA competences B4) | Legal Research (SRA competences B2) | Negotiation (SRA competences B6) | Opportunity to gain feedback from effective supervision (SRA competences A3) | Project/case management (SRA competences B7) | Technical legal practice (SRA competences B1) | Understanding the business and compliance environment of the organisation (SRA competences D2) | Written and Oral Advocacy (SRA competences B5) | Self-management (SRA competences D1) | Working in professionally regulated environment (SRA competences A1)

Bath based role starts September 2025. Application deadline 26 April 2024

Leeds based role starts March 2025. Application deadline 30 April 2024

About us

Stone King is an ambitious and friendly firm specialising in the Business & Social Enterprise, Charity, Education, Faith and Private Client sectors.  Our collaborative culture and core values are intertwined with our ethos of doing the right thing by our clients, communities, and our people. Our passion for the sectors we work in and the purpose-driven work we do with our clients has resulted in SK being recognised as national leaders in our specialist fields across the country.

The Opportunity

We have opportunities for a Trainee or Apprentice Solicitor to join us here at Stone King in our Bath or Leeds office. As a Trainee or Apprentice at SK, we view you as the future of our firm and future leader of your chosen area of law which is why we invest our time and expertise into providing a valuable and supportive training experience. We are national leaders in the fields of Charity and Education and in addition have highly regarded teams in the Private Client, Faith and Business sectors. This level of expertise and choice provides a well- rounded and comprehensive training experience, the foundation of a successful career.

You will have the opportunity to experience some of our key departments. Our Training Contracts are divided into four seats of six months each, allowing you to get real hands on experience in a Team that values your contribution, however availability in each seat will be subject to business needs in each team.

  • Charity
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Family
  • T&E
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Commercial Property 

Your Training

Your work will be hands on from the outset, providing you with the full skillset to become an exceptional lawyer.

General duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Attending to clients of the Firm in the office or elsewhere if needed;
  • Drafting documents and producing research;
  • Involvement in Marketing and Business Development events and activities;
  • Communicating promptly and effectively both internally to colleagues and externally to clients;
  • Attending, and being involved in preparation for, Team meetings;
  • Carrying out work for both colleagues and clients to the highest possible standard, having regard to the Firm’s standards, procedures and Core Values;
  • Working in a collegiate and collaborative way within an immediate Team and wider Firm environment;
  • Maintaining your continuing professional development requirements and taking an active interest in furthering your knowledge within the field of law.
  • Adhering to firm’s time recording requirements.

Requirements

Essential

  • To be eligible for the Training Contract, candidates must have completed or be in the process of completing the LPC / SQE. Candidate must have completed the LPC before commencing the Training Contract.
  • To be eligible for the Apprenticeship, candidates must have completed a law degree or the law conversion course (GDL/PGDL).
  • Demonstrate strong attention to detail.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Be able to demonstrate strong problem solving skills as well as use of initiative.
  • Willingness to learn and develop.
  • Experience of organising workload and meeting deadlines.
  • Demonstrate alignment with our ethos and core values of ‘TRUST’.

Desirable

  • Can demonstrate commercial awareness.
  • Experience in legal sector.
  • Experience / interest in the sectors we work in.

Assessment process

To apply, candidates must complete an application form. Once selected, candidates will be subject to a three stage assessment process. 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Individual differences are embraced at Stone King, and we strive to create an environment in which people feel supported and able to be themselves. We have a partner-led Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Strategy Group, and a dedicated DE&I Adviser. We are committed to promoting an inclusive working environment that supports the growth and development of all our people, and we welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds and identities. As part of our continued commitment to an inclusive working environment, we are proud to be part of the Race Fairness Commitment, the Age Friendly Employer Pledge and a Disability Confident Employer.

Stone King are signatories of the Mindful Business Charter as part of our commitment to mental health and wellbeing. We want to support all of our people in achieving a healthy work/ life balance and would be happy to speak with prospective candidates about flexible working arrangements.

As part of our commitment to DE&I, we want our recruitment practices to be as inclusive as possible, which means we will make reasonable adjustments to help you perform to your best, so please let us know if you need us to make any reasonable adjustments during the application or interview process. Our recruitment team are on hand to discuss any reasonable adjustments with candidates and can provide full job details and applications in alternative formats if required. You can contact our recruitment team via email at  or 01225 326770.

As a Disability Confident employer, Stone King LLP is committed to offering an interview to any job applicant that declares they have a disability and meets the minimum criteria for the role as defined by the job description and person specification. A full copy of the person specification and job description can be provided by contacting our Recruitment team.  In some recruitment situations such as high-peak times, we might need to limit the overall numbers of interviews we offer. This will include the number of interviews offered to disabled people who meet the minimum criteria. When that happens, we’ll still aim to offer a proportionate number of interviews to disabled applicants.

Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Profit Share Scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee Benefit Platform
  • Profit Share Scheme
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Life assurance (4 x salary)
  • Pension scheme
  • 28 days holiday (in addition to statutory UK holidays)
  • Additional day allocated for CSR activities per annum

Adverts normally close at midday on the closing date, however vacancies may close early if sufficient applications have been received. Therefore we would encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible.

Stone King LLP is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to ensuring equality of opportunity by encouraging all our staff to achieve their full potential and guaranteeing that all employment decisions are taken without reference to irrelevant information or discriminatory practices.

Required degree level

  • Law degree/GDL/CILEX level 6 or equivalent

Salary range

  • £1-£29,999