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Training Contract - 2026 - Boodle Hatfield

Training Contract - 2026 - Boodle Hatfield

companyBoodle Hatfield
locationLondon, UK
PublishedPublished: Published 1 week 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)

Deadline: 19 June 2024

Applications are welcome from students of all disciplines. 

The earliest an application can be made for a Training Contract is in your penultimate year of your Law degree or final year of your degree for non-law students, we do welcome applications from candidates who are past this stage too. We seek candidates who can evidence overall strong academics and our minimum entry requirement is an obtained or expected 2.1 in either a law or non-law degree. We do not have a minimum A-level grade requirement but we do ask that you submit this information so we can see your areas of interest at school and build a picture of your academic progress as you continued your studies.

We do not electronically pre-screen application forms, each form is considered on its own merit. Every candidate has a different journey and experience which has brought them to the point of submitting an application to us and we welcome this diversity. We ask that you take the time to add further information where applicable to help us better understand you as an individual and your pathway to us. This is particularly relevant if you are applying later than your penultimate year of your Law degree or final year of your degree for non-law students, if your academic results have been anything other than consistently high, or if you have not gained much legal work experience.

More information about a Training Contract at Boodle Hatfield can be found in our graduate recruitment brochure.

Selection Process

The selection process for 2026 Training Contracts will be held during July/August 2024.

If your application has been shortlisted you will be invited to an assessment centre. This will involve a visit to the London office, an interview with two Partners, an interview with our HR Director, and an ability test in verbal reasoning. You will also have the opportunity to take a tour of our London office, meet some of our current trainees and ask them any questions about what it is like to train at Boodle Hatfield in a relaxed setting.

We feel that when our candidates are comfortable they perform at their best and we get to see the real individual. Our Partners and HR Director are experienced in graduate recruitment and set out to make the interview an enjoyable conversation for both parties from the outset. We are keen to get to know you and see how you will fit into our firm. We also want you to leave our offices with a clear idea about whether Boodle Hatfield is a firm you can see yourself training in and progressing though your career.


Once you have been offered a Training Contract, you need to complete your studies.


Students who have not completed a qualifying law degree will be required to complete the PGDL, we will sponsor future trainees who are still to complete their PGDL.


We will sponsor future trainees to complete the SQE exams and attend our preferred preparation courses. We recommend that our trainees attend the SQE preparation courses at BPP at any of their sites (London, Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, Liverpool, Cambridge, Manchester).

Training Contract Start

You will join Boodle Hatfield in September 2026 and undertake your two year Training Contract.

Required degree level

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