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Training Contract - 2024

Training Contract - 2024

companyGA Solicitors
locationPlymouth, UK
PublishedPublished: Published 2 weeks ago
£1-£29,999
Role CommencementWithin 6 months
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) | Professional workplace relationships (SRA competences C3)

Deadline: 30th April 2024

As a multisector law firm with eight specialist departments, we offer trainee solicitors hands-on experience in a variety of contentious and non-contentious areas.

We are pleased to be able to offer a minimum of two training contracts each year. 

Due to the high demand for these positions, we only accept applications from those who have started (or completed) their Legal Practice Course (LPC) or are undertaking their SQE.

Our training programme

In our two-year training programme, you will gain experience in four seats (both contentious and non-contentious) and spend approximately six months in each. Ideally, your last seat will be in the team you propose to qualify, ensuring a smooth path to qualification and your role as a newly qualified solicitor at GA.

Our programme is designed to ensure you get the most out of our specialist teams and the individuals working within them. You will get full experience of all aspects of working in a busy law firm, from client and referrer contact, through to marketing, finance and business development. Our aim is to create partners of the future and we give you all the necessary tools to build a successful legal career.

We strive for the best and provide our trainees with a supportive and nurturing environment. We expect our trainees to use their initiative, be adaptable and to have as much client contact as possible throughout their training with us.

In our two year training programme, you will gain experience in four seats (both contentious and non-contentious) and spend approximately six months in each. We do try to take a flexible approach where possible, so some of our trainees have experienced work in more areas with shorter seats. Ideally your last seat will be in the team you propose to qualify, ensuring a smooth path to qualification and your new role as a newly qualified solicitor at GA.

Our departments include:

  • Commercial property
  • Wills, trusts and probate
  • Family
  • Residential conveyancing
  • Personal injury
  • Dispute resolution
  • Energy
  • Corporate commercial
  • Employment

You will be supervised by a senior specialist lawyer in each seat but you will also get the opportunity to work with other lawyers to ensure you get a real feel for the work we undertake and to ensure a breadth of experience. Our lawyers are specialists in their field and we ensure we choose the best supervisors to pass on their skills and expertise to our trainees.

You will meet with our training principal, Lucy Foster, every three months to ensure your training and development is where it should be and to discuss and plan your seats throughout the length of your training contract.

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Required degree level

  • Law degree/GDL/CILEX level 6 or equivalent
  • Non-law degree

Salary range

  • £1-£29,999