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Training Contract - 2026 - Edwin Coe

Training Contract - 2026 - Edwin Coe

companyEdwin Coe LLP
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 30 June 2024

Your training contract is the start of your career in law.

The two-year training period gives you hands on experience and a highly personal feel via six-month seats in four of the following practice areas:

  • Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Corporate and Commercial
  • Employment Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Restructuring & Insolvency
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Private Client
  • Property and Property & Trusts Litigation

Whilst there is inevitably high demand to be seated in some areas, we seek to give you as much scope as possible to shape the direction of your training. In addition to SRA requirements we endeavour to enable all trainees to complete a seat in both our non-contentious practice areas and our Litigation departments.

Training confident solicitors

Edwin Coe is committed to helping trainees develop into competent and confident solicitors. You will be given the opportunity for ‘hands on’ involvement including managing your own files. Throughout your training period, there will be a continuous process of two-way feedback. The firm operates mid-seat and end-seat reviews, with the aim of monitoring your progress and supporting your development over the course of the two years.

If you receive an offer of a training contract, you probably won’t start here for around two years. To ensure you start to feel part of the team and in order for you to get to know your peers, we will be in regular contact with you and invite you to various social events.

Entry Requirements

What we look for in you

We are looking for well-rounded individuals with a passion for law, supported by a strong academic record:

  • Minimum 2:1 degree or grades to date
  • Plus ABB at ‘A’ Level or equivalent qualifications

Candidates that have not achieved the above academic qualifications will still be considered where exceptional circumstances apply.

In order to be considered, your application will need to demonstrate your ability to establish professional credibility, build strong working relationships and to work both autonomously and as part of a team. Strong IT, communication and listening skills are a prerequisite for the role of a Trainee Solicitor. Ideally we are looking for candidates who participate in extra-curricular activities and who have already attained some legal work experience.

All applications will be reviewed once the deadline has closed.

LPC/SQE Funding

Students who accept a training contract with Edwin Coe LLP will be provided with sponsorship for the LPC course or SQE 1 & 2 courses and exams, provided they have yet to complete the course.


Edwin Coe offers a competitive salary package.


We offer a flexible benefits package.

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (rising to 27 after five years’ service)
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Pension scheme (5% employer contribution, 3% employee contribution)
  • Interest free season ticket loan
  • Group Life Assurance (4x base salary)
  • Group Income Protection
  • Health Cash Plan
  • Dental Plan
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Critical Illness Cover
  • Holiday purchase (subject to arrangements agreed on an annual basis)
  • Cycle to work scheme

Required degree level

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