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TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT

LEGAL PROFESSIONALS

We understand that the better we perform as individuals, the more competitive we will be as a firm.

Your development will start on your very first day and will continue for however long you stay with us – and we will support your progress every step of the way. Formal and on-the-job training will keep your skills sharp and relevant, and you will build your experience on a day-to-day basis through fascinating and career-enhancing work.

This is not 'business as usual'. We're going through an exciting phase as a firm right now and need much more than just intellectual strength. Our lawyers grow and learn quickly through a combination of high quality formal learning, peer and leader support and real responsibility and accountability.

We're optimistic and excited about the future, and we're investing heavily in award-winning programmes to support your career progression from the time you qualify right through to when you become a partner.

We have a number of core programmes to support your career progression

Newly qualified

'Launchpad' is our programme for newly qualified solicitors. It prepares you for the next step in your career – which is to make it to associate. We run a two-day programme covering everything from basic law firm economics to building client relationships (with everything in between). Six months later there's a follow-up during which you'll reflect on what you've learned and show off your new skills and experience!
 

Associate

As an associate you’ll receive ongoing training and development, along with opportunities for international or client secondments as your career progresses. We'll develop your skills in business development, client relationship management and as a supervisor.  
 

Senior Associate

By the time you've made it to senior associate you'll be a 'pro' (proficient and proactive) at driving coordinated business development campaigns in conjunction with partners, and at managing and getting the very best out of your team. You should also be looking at progressing to director at this stage.
 

Director

Our director development centre is a two-day programme which allows you to assess your strengths and development needs through 360º feedback and team activity, and asks you to 'action plan' your promotion to director.
 

Partner

We've developed a tailored induction for you once you've made it to partner, which will continue to grow your people, business and practice management skills, as well as your leadership and business development skills. We’ll also assign a coach to you for six months to help you map out your new role, understand what's different and start to think about what's important for future success.