Our Open Days are designed to give you a real insight into what life is like as a trainee and a qualified solicitor at Michelmores. We are holding our next Open Day at our Exeter office on Thursday 17 January 2019 and at our London office on Monday 21 January 2019.

These events are ideal for first year students in the process of deciding what type of firm they want to train at, for those wanting to get a head start in preparing for their 2019 vacation placement and training contract applications and graduates. Applications close on Wednesday 2 January 2019.

What to expect

You will get the opportunity to meet current trainees, solicitors and partners at Michelmores, giving you the chance to find out more about the high quality work and clients that you will be exposed to as a trainee here. Please see below an overview of our Exeter and London Open Day:

Exeter Open Day

2.30pm - 2.45pm         

Introduction from our Managing Partner, Tim Richards

2.45pm - 3.30pm        

Training at Michelmores – Talk from Sacha Pickering, Training Principal, and Trainee Q&A with Ben Butterworth, Hannah Drew, Callum O'Doherty and Lydia Robinson

3.30pm - 3.50pm         

Office Tour with trainees

3.50pm - 4.00pm   


4pm - 4.45pm              

An overview of a Recent Deal

4.45pm - 5.30pm         

Demonstrating Commercial Awareness, Graduate Recruitment

5.30pm - 6.15pm         

Networking Drinks

Getting to our Exeter Open Day from Exeter University

We will be providing transport to and from Exeter University. Please let us know in your application if you require transport.

London Open Day

3pm - 3.15pm             

Introduction to Michelmores, Paul Paling, Head of London

3.15pm - 4pm              


Training at Michelmores – Talk from Sacha Pickering, Training Principal, and Trainee / NQ Q&A  with Martin Young, NQ, Jo Cowen, NQ, and Alice Spicer Edwards, Trainee

4pm - 4.15pm              


4.15pm - 5pm              

Introduction to Corporate and M&A, Nirav Patel, Associate

5pm - 5.50pm              

Demonstrating Commercial Awareness, Graduate Recruitment

5.50pm - 6pm              

Office Tour

6pm - 6.45pm              

Networking Drinks


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