Training contracts

We consider our trainee solicitors to be the future of our firm.  We endeavour to recruit trainees that will remain with us on qualification and progress their careers with us.

We are currently looking for trainee solicitors to commence in September 2018.

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

To apply for a Training Contract to commence in September 2018 click here to complete an application form and send it along with a copy of your CV to 

The closing date for applications is 22 April 2018.

Recruitment Process

There is a two stage assessment day process.  The first assessments days will be held on Thursday 24 May and Friday 25 May

Should you be successful in the first round, you will be invited back to a second assessment day on either Tuesday 12 June or Thursday 14 June

Please ensure you are available on these dates as we are unable to consider applications from individuals who cannot attend the assessment dates.

The assessments days are challenging and include a range of assessments exercises and interviews.  We are looking for well rounded individuals who can manageresponsibility early in their training contract, and our assessment process reflects this.

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.


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