Trainee Solicitors x18 - Birmingham

Duncan Lewis Solictors
29 Jul 2017
31 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Duncan Lewis is a progressive law firm with offices throughout England and Wales. Although well-known and established as the largest supplier of civil legal aid services the Company also has a thriving private client base.

With over 800 employees and consultants, the Company is LEXCEL accredited and takes pride in being the first law firm to achieve GOLD status in Investors in People.

We are now recruiting for 18 Trainee Solicitors in the following branches: Birmingham, Leicester, Luton, Milton Keynes, Cardiff, Dalston and Harrow in one of the following disciplines: Children & Family Law, Crime, Housing, Mental Health, Prison Law, Personal Injury and Public Law.

Start dates

The start dates will be staggered over three months; 4th September 2017, 2nd October 2017 and 1st November 2017.

What to expect

We are 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 providing best commercial grounding whilst developing your skills both personally and professionally.

This is a great opportunity to undertake good quality work within a supportive and forward thinking team environment with excellent prospects for career development.

Our Trainee Solicitors are 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.

Essential requirements for the role:

Our success is built on our people and we take our trainee solicitor recruitment very seriously. We are looking for enthusiastic individuals, who possess initiative,strong interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills and an appetite for success.

We are looking for candidates with:

  • A minimum 2.1 in their Bachelor’s degree;
  • Previous Legal work experience
  • Commercial awareness
  • Candidates who are able to match the drive and determination of the firm in achieving the best results for our clients.

Preference will also be given to candidates who speak an additional European language fluently.

Equal Opportunities:

Duncan Lewis is committed to Equal Opportunities and embraces diversity of its staff. The Company strives to ensure that our staff reflects the diversity of the communities we serve, which is reflective at all levels within our workforce.

We guarantee an interview for candidates that disclose a disability and meet the essential requirements for the post. Please provide additional details in your covering letter, if this applies.

If you are interested in applying for this vacancy, please visit our website and apply using our online application process.


Offices: As stated

Closing date will be 11th August 2017 for those looking to commence on 4th September 2017.

For those looking to commence in October or November, the closing date will be 18th August 2017. Interviews will be scheduled during September 2017.