Michelmores launches London-based training contract

Michelmores is pleased to announce that, in addition to our Exeter and Bristol opportunities, we are now recruiting for an exclusively London-based training contract. We are looking for trainee solicitors to join our London office in September 2019, 2020 and 2021.

The Firm's approach to graduate recruitment has always been to 'recruit to retain'. We therefore take a conservative approach to trainee numbers so that we are in the best position to offer NQ roles to all our qualifiers. Following the substantial growth of our London office, we are now in a position to offer a training contract in the city, with confidence that we will have NQ roles available at the end of the two years of training. We will also be increasing our Exeter intake to eight per year, as well as continuing to recruit one trainee per year into Bristol.

Paul Paling, Head of Michelmores' London office, commented:

"We have made huge advances in the 13 years we have been here. When I joined 6 years ago there were 10 people in the London office – now there are 50 and our growth plans remain ambitious."

The London training contract will provide trainees with the opportunity to undertake seats in a range of practice areas, including Corporate, Commercial Litigation and Real Estate and gain exposure to high quality national and international work.

This year we retained 100% of our trainees, with trainees qualifying into roles across all three of our locations. We recently also won the Lex100 award for 'confident about being kept on' for the fifth consecutive year.

Paul Paling said:

"Having worked for a number of larger London law firms, there is a definitely a different atmosphere in the working environment at Michelmores. Being a relatively small office means everyone knows each other and there is a lot of collaboration across the different practice areas."

For more information about our training contracts and to apply, please visit our graduate pages.