Lifelong learning

Never stop growing

We believe that training is essential to becoming an excellent lawyer. Our Learning and Development team organises a wealth of training for our lawyers – this starts before you join the firm (by completing the GDL, our bespoke LPC and attending events at the firm) and continues during the training contract with a comprehensive legal, skills and commercial education programme.

During your first two weeks there is an induction programme introducing you to the way we work and giving you an opportunity to develop essential skills, such as learning how to use our research resources. This is followed by an extensive training programme.

To help you decide what interests you most, you will spend time in different practice areas where you will gain experience in both contentious and non-contentious work.

Every month a partner will review your progress and at the end of each seat you will be given a full appraisal. You will also receive regular informal feedback. All of these reviews are designed to benefit you. They provide a collaborative forum in which to discuss your progress and ways to develop your legal knowledge, skills and experience. 

Jolyon Smith on training

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