We place a great deal of importance on supporting our people to become the best they can be. We regularly review our developmental programmes to ensure that they continue to offer the right level of progression and challenge.

We are proud that time and time again, 'Personal Growth' is one of our highest-scoring areas in the annual Sunday Times Best Companies results.

Integral to our appraisal process is our Competency Framework. The framework defines what we expect from you, based on your current role in the Firm, and creates a shared understanding regarding performance and progression to ensure consistency across Michelmores.

Our structured development programmes have been mapped to the relevant competency areas to provide you with clear milestones regarding the broader business skills and attributes that you will need to help progress your career to the next level.  Some of our development programmes include:

NQ Training Programme

A tailored programme providing skills, tools and techniques to assist individuals with their transition from a Trainee to becoming a Newly Qualified Solicitor.

Core Skills Programme for Legal Professionals

A bespoke training programme focussing on developing the core business skills of our legal professionals through a variety of learning methods.

Senior Associate Academy

A structured leadership programme focused on building a range of broader leadership skills including business development, strategic thinking, people management, leadership, financial management and service excellence. 

Partner Development Programme

A bespoke leadership programme, focused on building expert leadership and business skills.


An in-house mentoring programme available to all Lawyers.

We also provide support and sponsorship for those wishing to develop their legal career via CILEx or apprenticeship qualifications.