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Training Contracts 2017-2019 – REF: TC/2017

Work with leading legal teams in a top tier law firm. Undertake your training contract where you can help make justice available to all.


Leigh Day is accepting applications for Training Contracts in London and Manchester, commencing September 2017. 
Leigh Day is a specialist law firm operating across personal injury, international, human rights, product liability, clinical negligence, employment and discrimination.
The Leigh Day ethos remains the same as when the firm was set up in 1987, to make justice available to all, not just the rich and powerful. We work only for individuals, not the government or big business. A training contract with Leigh Day is your opportunity to work with some of the country’s best legal minds to seek justice for real people.
You will be working with experts, leaders in their fields, who are not afraid to take on difficult, challenging and ground-breaking cases. That’s why people come to us, because they want answers; they want justice; they often need help to rebuild their lives. To learn more visit About Us
You will be training with some of the country's leading legal teams. In recent years, we have won 'The Lawyer' - Litigation Team of the Year award, The Employment Team of the Year Award, the 'Liberty/JUSTICE' Human Rights lawyer of the year award, a host of other accolades and awards and ranked annually in the top tiers of both Chambers and Legal 500 client guides.
Based in our London (Clerkenwell) and Manchester offices we are over 350 strong (including 36 partners). Being a mid-sized organisation, we are able to provide key learning opportunities to our people and encourage them to take on responsibilities from an early stage. To learn more visit Our trainees
Leigh Day training contracts last two years with two 12 month rotations in different areas of the firm. Trainee Solicitors at Leigh Day will work closely with one or more of the senior lawyers in the firm and assist with all aspects of that lawyer's work.  These are challenging roles, but extremely rewarding, and a high standard of performance is expected. Successful applicants must demonstrate:
  • Genuine passion for working with a leading claimant law Firm and about providing access to justice to all.
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills.
  • The ability to deal sensitively with clients and experts. 
  • Ability to manage tasks in an assertive, efficient and timely manner.
  • A high standard of academic achievement.
Download the job description & application form

Application Process

The last date for sending in completed applications was 29 February 2016. We are currently reviewing the applications received and will be in touch with the shortlisted candidates shortly. 
Leigh Day is committed to the Law Society training scheme and the provision of structured quality training placements for trainee solicitors.
Leigh Day is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. A copy of the Equality and Diversity Policy is available upon request.
Timelines & Deadlines
Receipt of Applications 
1st Round of Interviews  12 - 15 April 2016 (London)
16 - 17 May 2016 (Manchester)
Final Interviews
6 May 2016 (London)
20 May 2016 (Manchester)
Please note as per our recruitment process we will be contacting only the shortlisted candidates for interviews. If you do not hear back from us by 8 April 2016 (London) and 25 April 2016 (Manchester), please assume your application hasn’t been successful at this instance.  


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