Trainee Solicitor

Thompsons Solicitors LLP
Leeds, UK
24 Aug 2019
29 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Thompsons Solicitors are a law firm unlike any other. With nearly 100 years' experience of successfully representing clients of injury and mistreatment, we have the privilege of working with and supporting the Trade Union Movement and the people they represent.

By providing an inclusive environment, we ensure that individually and collectively we flourish to be the best we can be. We are recognised as one of the UK's leading teams by credible directories including The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners, as well as being highly recommended in The Times' Best Law Firms 2019. We pride ourselves on being "the most experienced trade union, claimant and employment rights law firm in the UK", our friendly working environment and our excellent work/life balance.

The opportunity

This is an exciting opportunity for a Trainee Solicitor to work in our fast-paced Leeds office, alongside our team of dedicated and talented professionals. You will undertake a 2-year period of recognised training (training contract), developing skills and experience in drafting, legal research, interviewing clients, negotiating and much more.

The period of training will focus on assisting our team of Employment Rights lawyers, working on a range of interesting matters such as unfair dismissals, wages claims and settlement agreements. The training will also cover seats in other practice areas (Personal Injury and Criminal Law) and will meet the requirements of the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

We offer a comprehensive programme, where each day is different and brings new and stimulating challenges, with ample opportunity to learn. To ensure you thrive in the role, we will provide you with regular supervision, feedback and support, enabling you to shape and grow your career.

Key requirements

You will have a 2:1 law degree and will have completed the Legal Practice Course
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Attention to detail
Able to work quickly and accurately
Committed to meeting deadlines
High levels of initiative and motivation


We recognise and reward high performance, with competitive salaries and an extensive benefits package including:

Structured pay scales
Contributory pension scheme
Permanent health insurance
Life assurance
23 days annual leave (in addition to bank holidays)
Employee Assistance Programme
Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
Cycle to work scheme
Organised sports and social club
Annual travel and parking loans
Financial assistance for professional development

For more detailed information on our benefits, please visit our website.

We believe that attracting talent that reflects the diversity of the communities within which we live and work is a key part of our business, which is why we are an equal opportunities employer.

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