Work Experience

DMH Stallard makes a limited number of one week unpaid work experience placements available for undergraduate and postgraduate students wishing to gain practical experience of working in a law firm. This is aimed at students who have not yet gained a training contract and wish to gain an insight into life at DMH Stallard.

At the current time the work experience scheme is separate from the selection process for the Training Contracts.  The aim of our work experience programme is to enable people, at any stage during their legal education, to experience a slice of life in a Law Firm.

Please note we do not arrange work experience during the Christmas and Easter holidays.

With the uncertainty surrounding the outbreak of Coronavirus in the UK, it is with regret that DMH Stallard has decided to cancel the work experience programme due to take place in Summer 2020.

 

It is appreciated that this will come as a disappointment to students who have submitted applications, however, the Management Team considers this action necessary to help protect not only its own staff but also the health and wellbeing of students.

 

The work experience programme usually runs from the beginning of June until the end of August.  We hope to resume our work experience programme in Summer 2021.  If so, you will be able to apply for a placement for next summer from October 2020 until 31 January 2021.

 

If you have any queries please email recruitment@dmhstallard.com or call 01293 605556.

 

 

Previous work experience student comments:

 

“I am so appreciative of the incredible amount of work I was able to be involved with, and the amount both my supervisors planned for me prior to me attending.”
 
“I have learnt how to work in a team and how to manage my time. I am more confident now because I have gained good communication skills and a lot of self-management.”
 
“I have learnt: how a team within a law firm works together; how to prioritise a workload; how to perform legal research in a business environment; how to approach a task considering the audience e.g. client or another solicitor”
 
“I was surprised to be given so many opportunities to work on different cases. Although the placement was only 5 days I felt the work I was involved in covered a variety of aspects of employment law practice.”
 
“My previous experience of employment law had been from volunteering at Citizens Advice where we had dealt solely with employees, it was very interesting so see the law functioning from the employer's point of view. I particularly enjoyed see aspects of law I had learnt in my degree being put into practice. I believe I improved my research skills and professional writing style.”

 

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