Placement years

Placement years

Our placement years are designed for you to experience first-hand what it is like to work in a law firm, build your knowledge and skills and have the opportunity to complete real life legal work whilst gaining critical skills which you will use throughout your future career.

For 9-12 months you’ll work in one of our teams, starting in an admin role and progressing throughout the year towards an admin/paralegal role. You’ll have direct supervision, learning and development sessions, network with colleagues from around the business and have the opportunity to become involved in our ESG work if you are interested.

The internship will be non-rotational, affording students the opportunity to immerse themselves in one area of the business and develop high quality legal skills and knowledge. You’ll have plenty of support from senior lawyers within your team and also a buddy who is one of our current trainees there to help you on a day-to-day basis.

For your placement you will be based in either our Bristol or Exeter offices and you’ll be able to select which office and outline your preference of which team you would like to be in

Hear more from our placement students here:

The application process:

Applications for our August 2024 intake are open, please apply by clicking the ‘Early Careers Vacancies’ below.

Here’s the rest of the application stages and when they will take place:

  • Application Deadline – 3rd March 2024
  • Video Interview – end of March
  • Screening Interview & Written Exercise – Middle of April
  • Offers Made – May 2024

If you are successful during your placement year and are keen to qualify as a solicitor with us you can join one of our early career recruitment processes to rejoin us after you leave university.

Any questions in the meantime please email