Training contracts

We are now accepting applications for training contracts to commence in September 2020.

We consider our trainee solicitors to be the future of our firm. 

We recruit trainees both from within our internal Paralegal pool and externally.  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 programme

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 Brighton, Horsham, Gatwick, London or Guildford offices and it is important that they have the flexibility and willingness to do so.

How can I find out more about DMH Stallard?

In addition to the research you would undertake about the Firm, you may wish to speak to someone who works at DMH Stallard.  Representatives from DMH Stallard attend a number of events over the course of the year.  The next event we are attending is the law fair at the University of Sussex on 23 October 2019.   


To apply, you will need to complete the on-line application form below and email it, along with a copy of your CV to


The closing date for applications is 30 March 2020.

There are two assessment days, the first round includes a written exercises and a range of assessments which test the competencies we feel Trainee Solicitors should possess.  The second stage comprises a presentation and interview with the Panel, along with further assessments/tests.  The goal of the assessment process is to identify well rounded applicants who can cope with early responsibility and client contact.  Approximately 50% of candidates who attend the first assessment day will be invited back to the second assessment day.

The assessment days will take place during the summer and dates will be confirmed in due course.  Please ensure you are available for those dates once they have been announced as we will be unable to hold further assessments.

If you have any questions please email or call 01293 605067.

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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