Trainees

“What allows us to achieve our objective of doing interesting work for creative and dynamic people is having creative and dynamic people doing the work.”

Glen Atchison, Managing Partner

At Harbottle & Lewis we offer five or six training contracts per year, two or three commencing in March and three in September.

We have been ranked regarding our traineeships in the Chambers UK Student Guide, which gives an overview of the ‘true picture’ for trainees at Harbottle & Lewis.

You can also download our Graduate Law Careers recruitment brochure here.

Training lawyers for the future

Our aim in recruiting trainee solicitors is to employ the firm’s future lawyers and, over the years, the majority of our trainees have stayed with us following qualification.

Who we look for

We look for talented, friendly people who are curious about business and the world around them as well as having an interest in the law. We are interested to hear about your work experience so far. You should have strong academics with a minimum of two As and a B at A-level (or equivalent) and at least a 2.1 degree. Equally important to us is that you are a team player who is prepared to turn your hand to the more routine but essential things that need to be done as well as the challenging and interesting work.

Hear from one of our lawyers

Sarah Lazarides, past trainee and now partner, shares her experience to give you a genuine insight into our training, support and culture, as well as offering her advice to potential applicants.

Find out more about life at Harbottle & Lewis on our Facebook Graduate Recruitment page.