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Training Contract - 2025/6 - Collyer Bristow

Training Contract - 2025/6 - Collyer Bristow

companyCollyer Bristow
locationLondon, UK
PublishedPublished: Published 4 weeks ago
Full time
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) | Professional workplace relationships (SRA competences C3)

Application deadline: 28 June 2024

Which route?

Our 2025 traineeships will be confirmed one year in advance of their start date and will be open to applicants qualifying either under the LPC route or the SQE route. Applicants for our 2026 traineeships will be confirmed two years in advance of their start date and we will be accepting candidates who will be qualifying under the SQE route.

Who are we looking for?

Our clients choose Collyer Bristow because they, like us, appreciate individuality, creativity and collaboration. Looking after our clients requires an approach that is individualistic in every sense of the word, so we are on the look out for talented individuals that understand and share our values.

We do not electronically pre-screen applications, we consider each application on its own merit. We recognise the value of having a diverse team, we value individuality, each of us has a different journey and experience which has bought you to applying.

We look for individuals who demonstrate a strong academic performance, having gained a 2:1 or on track to achieve this. We are also interested in your A levels, the subjects you studied and how that has led you to consider a career in Law.

Training at Collyer Bristow

We do not have any mandatory seat requirements, but we encourage our trainees to get exposure to both contentious and non-contentious work throughout their training contract.

You will spend six months in four practice areas, working with a range of people from senior partners to more recently qualified solicitors. We have a mentoring and performance coaching programme, training and appraisals which nurtures the development of your technical capability and client advisory skills.

You will be encouraged from an early stage to take responsibility for your own files and participate in managing the client’s work. You will also be given opportunities to start developing your BD and networking skills.

We pride ourselves on our collegiate and inclusive culture, and within this friendly environment our people benefit from working on a wide range of exciting, technical and high value work for our clients.

We are strong believers in supporting the whole person, so everyone can bring their authentic self to work. Supporting our people’s wellbeing is very important to us. Our wellbeing programme features regular speakers on key topics and access to various support networks to support our people’s financial, physical, and mental wellbeing. We also provide access to subsidised back-up child and eldercare and an extensive parental leave coaching programme. This is underpinned by our hybrid working policy; we encourage people to the most of their time collaborating with clients and colleagues in our new offices whilst benefiting from time working from home. This allows our people to find the right balance for them.

Required degree level

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