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Training Contract - 2025/6 - Memery Crystal & Rosenblatt

Training Contract - 2025/6 - Memery Crystal & Rosenblatt

companyMemery Crystal & Rosenblatt
locationLondon, UK
PublishedPublished: Published 1 week ago
Full time
£40,000-£49,999
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) | Professional workplace relationships (SRA competences C3)

Deadline for applications: 14/06/2024

Other dates
• Interview & Assessment centres will run in July 2024
• Offers will be made in August 2024

Who are we looking for?

We are looking to recruit high calibre candidates. We have set minimum criteria for potential applicants based on academic achievements: you should have gained very good results at GCSE or its equivalent, have no less than 128 UCAS points (or their equivalent, this is 320 UCAS points in the old tariff) at one sitting and a 2:1 degree at university (or be on course for a 2:1 degree). We are looking for candidates who:

  • Are commercially minded.
  • Are ambitious, driven and enthusiastic.
  • Demonstrate a willingness to take on responsibility.

We offer a friendly and supportive environment where you can develop as an individual. There’s not only variety and plenty of opportunities to take responsibility, but you will also be surrounded by supportive, expert lawyers who are genuinely interested in your development. We recognise the importance of a good work life balance and have a genuine commitment to maintaining this through the benefits we offer and our social events such as our monthly social committee drinks.

Training Contracts (2 years) Intake of 4 trainees a year. The small intake means you will have real responsibility from the outset working with a range of clients from start-ups to multi-national companies.

  • 4 x 6 months seats across our departments in both brands: 

Memery Crystal: Corporate, Tax, Real Estate, Real Estate Litigation, Real Estate Private Client, Commercial IP &Technology, Employment, and Banking.

Rosenblatt: Dispute Resolution (Corporate Investigations, Debt Recovery, DLT, Cryptocurrencies & Crypto Assets, Financial Crime, Financial Services, Insolvency & Financial Restructuring, Probate and Wills, Serious & General Crime).

This will give you the opportunity to work alongside leading experts and senior specialists across both brands in their field, which reflects the firm’s investment in your career progression and in you as an individual.

During your Training

  • Trainees rotate seats every 6 months with seats available in all our departments.
  • All trainees like to have their choice of seats, we start communicating with you as early as day one as to your preferred choice. However, preference is given to our second year trainees.
  • As a trainee you will be a key team member, working directly with a Partner and other fee earners within the team and across departments.
  • All trainees have a supervisor allocated to them in each seat, who provides support and guidance. This runs alongside a formal mentoring scheme to assist trainees during their training contract and beyond.
  • You will have a formal appraisal with your current supervisor and HR every 3 months during your training contract.
  • We run a comprehensive training programme which is available for all trainees to attend. This is in addition to the informal day-to-day supervision and external compulsory SRA training.
  • You will be encouraged to use your initiative and to contribute your ideas and insights. We strongly favour the ‘hands on’ approach; our trainees do not spend their time photocopying or making tea!
  • We currently have 13 trainees in total and aim to recruit 4 trainees each year.

Benefits

We have a full range of benefits relating to bonuses, wellbeing, and career development. 

Salary & Sponsorship

In addition to offering a competitive salary and comprehensive range of benefits, the firm will also support you through the funding of your PGDL and LPC/SQE exams and studies. Furthermore, the firm will provide a maintenance grant of £6,000 for each year of study.

Please note we are unable to provide retrospective funding for those who have already completed part or all of their studies.

Career development

As a trainee you will be invited to attend a range of internal and external training sessions to build on your current legal knowledge, client management, skills on drafting, how to present research and organising file management. In addition, you will attend a departmental induction at the beginning of each new seat.

As well as the practical and technical training, you will also be given the foundation skills in business development, building client relationships and financial understanding of how a law firm operates as a business.

Mentoring scheme

Our mentoring scheme offers fee-earners at all stages from Trainees through to Directors the opportunity to talk to a more senior fee-earner or Partner. Topics of discussion can cover anything from day to day work issues to career milestones (seat choices and qualification) where the mentee is looking to seek guidance, support and advice on a confidential basis.

Trainee Retention

We aim to recruit trainees who have the qualities to be successful future solicitors and Partners at the firm. We are proud that we have retained a high percentage of our trainees as they qualify into growing departments. Over the past 5 years we have retained on average 4 out of 5 trainees.

Required degree level

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

Salary range

  • £40,000-£49,999