Trainees are the future of our firm.

We consider trainees to be the future of the firm. 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 the firm.

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.

In addition, we expect our trainees to:

  • Be tech savvy
  • Have a strong work ethic
  • Be team players
  • Have excellent research skills.

The training at DMH Stallard is second to none and has, so far, been the highlight of my career.

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What is it like for trainees working at DMH Stallard?

Want to hear a trainee’s view of working for our firm? We asked a few of them to share their experience of DMH Stallard.

Courtney Cummins, Lawyer, Trainee Solicitor, Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence, DMH Stallard

Courtney Cummins

“I really enjoy the responsibility that DMH Stallard gives its trainees early on in their career. As a first-year trainee, I have already been given my own clients which I have day-to-day responsibility and management of. I believe that this enables me to independently gain the client care and case management skills that will be needed upon qualification and develop those skills over the duration of my training contract.”

Charlotte Bourne, Lawyer, Trainee Solicitor, Real Estate Dispute Resolution, DMH Stallard

Charlotte Bourne

“As a trainee at DMH Stallard you can get experience working with commercial and private clients on a wide variety of legal matters which gives you a real opportunity to make an informed decision on where you want to qualify. All the teams are friendly, supportive and happy to spend the time training you – you will find that you feel “at home” in a new team very soon after each seat change.”

Megan Compton, Lawyer, Trainee Solicitor, Dispute Resolution Family, DMH Stallard

Megan Compton

“I am thoroughly enjoying being a Trainee at DMH Stallard. From first being a Paralegal to then being promoted within DMH Stallard it shows how the firm promote growth and career progression, this is a place where I hope to stay for a long time. During my training contract I feel very supported to have the opportunity to learn different areas of law but not feel that there are any wrong questions.”

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