Application Process

Applications are open 01 December 2017 - 15 January 2018.


To be eligible for a training contract starting in Bristol in September 2020, you must either be a penultimate year law student, final year student or a graduate.

The Training Contract

During your training contract in Bristol, you'll complete four six month seats in different practice areas to familiarise you with the teams, the clients and types of work. You'll complete one contentious seat, one financial markets seat and one seat in our corporate and commercial departments. There's also the opportunity to experience client and international secondments as one of your seats.

To help all our trainees integrate and to enable you to have regular contact with us, all future Bristol trainees study the LPC at BPP in London. We'll pay all your law school fees and provide you with a maintenance grant of £7,500.

Career Development

Our Trainee Skills Academy will give the best training and support across a broad range of essential skills. And because our Trainee Skills Academy is the first step on our career path, you can clearly see how your skills will develop at each stage all the way through to partner.

At the end of your training contract, you will be considered for a qualified solicitor position in Bristol as part of our qualification process.