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Training contracts

We consider our trainee solicitors to be the future of our firm.  Wherever possible, we recruit trainees internally from our paralegal pool.

Paralegals are recruited into the business when new vacancies arise in both support and fee earning roles. Progression and development is offered to paralegals, through the opportunity to apply for a training contract at the annual assessment.

We also welcome applications from motivated LPC graduates from all backgrounds.  Enthusiasm, a commercial outlook, good communication skills and adaptability are all essential skills. At DMH Stallard you will be working not only in a specialist practise group, but also involved in cross-disciplinary teams.

DMH Stallard views trainees as an important asset of the firm and we expect them to make a significant contribution. As our trainees have direct access to clients from an early stage it is important that good client care skills are developed, which includes being aware of the client’s business or personal goals.  Our goal is to prepare our trainees to be effective solicitors on qualification.

Our training programmes

Our training programme comprises four six-month seats across the business, giving trainees the chance to experience working in both contentious and non-contentious practice areas. Seats are usually offered in: corporate, employment, dispute resolution, personal injury, private client, planning, real estate, real estate dispute resolution, technology, media & telecoms dispute resolution.

Trainees may be required to undertake seats in any of our Gatwick, London or Guildford offices and it is important that they have the flexibility and willingness to do so.

Job opportunities for newly qualified solicitors

Our policy is to select and develop trainees who will have, at the end of their training contract, the skills and enthusiasm to continue their career with us.  We endeavour to retain as many trainees as possible, subject to the needs of the business.  Ideal applicants are those with the potential to become effective managers or strong business developers.

If you are a paralegal or a trainee solicitor looking for an exciting new role, why not have a look at our current vacancies page and send us an email. 

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