Trainee Solicitors

Stephens & Son are currently recruiting for 2 trainee solicitors to join our training programme to commence in September 2020 and 2 more to commence in 2021. As a firm, we are fully dedicated to providing our trainee solicitors with a comprehensive and diverse foothold into the legal world. We provide high quality training across a range of specialist areas whilst developing your skills both personally and professionally.

What to expect

Trainee solicitors will usually spend six months in each seat in a variety of contentious and non-contentious areas, you will be able to discuss your preferred choice although we like you to keep your options open as many trainees change their minds after experiencing something new.

You’ll be working on ‘live files’ from the beginning and have direct contact with clients and other professionals. You won’t be ‘spoon fed’ but we will give you all the support that you need to be successful. The majority of your training will be ‘on the job’ with your supervisor guiding you.

Our trainees will gain a wide range of experience and develop their knowledge and skills, laying the foundation for a successful future career in law. Our trainee solicitors are also encouraged to get fully involved with all aspects of the Firm’s networking, professional and social responsibilities, and help advertise the Firm’s commitment to providing a high quality service to all clients.

Candidate attributes

We look for individuals who have the enthusiasm, drive and ambition to be our future lawyers and partners. You will also need great personal skills, as well as creativity and a sense of fun.

Potential candidates must be technically competent, and academically strong with a minimum of a 2:1 degree or on track from a 2:1 degree. Applicants must have completed their LPC by September 20120 although not necessarily when applying for the contract. Applicants interested in the 2021 intake will have funding available for the LPC. Team working skills and attention to detail are essential. Candidates must hold a current clean driving license as you will be required to work between offices.

Key Dates

Application closing date – 20th December 2019

Initial Interviews – February 2020

Two week placement – April 2020

Start date – 7th September 2020 or 6th September 2021

Please email your application form and CV to


For further information please Contact Us or call to speak to one of our experts on 01634 811444.