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Training Contract - 2025

Training Contract - 2025

companyMills & Co
locationNewcastle upon Tyne, UK
PublishedPublished: Published 2 weeks ago
Full time
£30,000-£39,999
Role CommencementWithin 2 years
SRA QWE competencesApplying critical thinking and analysis (SRA competences A5) | Applying legal principles (SRA competences A4) | Client centred advisory work (SRA competences B3) | Clear Oral and Written Communication (SRA competences C1) | 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)

Application deadline 30 June 2024

Many of our Directors and solicitors have completed training contracts with Mills & Co and we see our trainees as the future of the firm. As a trainee you will work with three or four Directors, gaining experience in several different areas of law: shipping litigation, international trade, commercial contracts, sale of goods and ship finance. 

Most of your training will be work on actual cases, under supervision. Typical trainee tasks include reviewing documents, carrying out legal research, giving advice to clients by telephone or email, participating in meetings, drafting pleadings, and assisting with trial preparation. You will move on to more complex work and build your knowledge and skills base as your training contract progresses. 

Our starting salary for 2023 is £32,000. We also provide private health care and thirty-four days of annual leave (including bank holidays). We also have a pension scheme and a private health care plan. 

For current or future GDL, LPC and SQE students, we usually meet the cost of course fees and pay a maintenance allowance of £5,000. 

We are looking for: 

  • Academically bright individuals 
  • A 2:1 degree or above (not necessarily in law) 
  • An appetite for challenging, stimulating work 
  • Commercial awareness 
  • Excellent time-management and communication skills 
  • Ability to work well within a team 
  • Flexibility and the ability to thrive under pressure 
  • A genuine interest in shipping law 
  • Commitment to a long-term job in the North East 
  • Additional languages and previous experience of seafaring are desirable qualities, but not required. 

Required degree level

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

Salary range

  • £30,000-£39,999