Careful recruitment and training are of paramount importance to the firm's future success.
Guy Mills, Recruitment Director
How to apply
Almost all of our directors and solicitors applied to the firm direct, and we would encourage all applicants for a post as a qualified lawyer to do so. To apply in confidence, please send your CV and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org or call our recruitment director, Guy Mills. We always welcome applications from experienced shipping lawyers.Email us
We train trainee solicitors with a view to their developing into first-rate shipping and international trade lawyers, the future of the company. As a trainee you will sit and work with three or four different directors, gaining experience in a number of different areas of law: shipping litigation, international trade, commercial contracts, sale of goods and ship finance. The majority of your training will be on actual cases, being closely supervised in tasks and matters, grasping those and moving on to further more complex work, building your knowledge and skills base.
Our starting salary for 2022 is £26,500 increasing to £29,500 for the second year. We also provide private health care and twenty-five days’ holiday. For current or future GDL and LPC students we meet the cost of their course fees and pay a maintenance allowance of £3,000 whilst undertaking those courses.
The work is challenging and stimulating, both intellectually and personally. We look to recruit academically bright, commercially aware individuals who are willing to push themselves to achieve their potential. In view of the demands of the job we require a 2:1 degree or above (not necessarily in law).
We are committed to providing the best training possible with the aim that our trainees will stay with us upon qualification and ultimately become directors in the firm. In return we are seeking a genuine interest in shipping law and a clear commitment to remaining in the North East.
Applicants for training contracts in 2024 should apply before 30 June 2022 with their CV and a covering letter explaining their interest in shipping law and commitment to a long term job in the North East.
University students who wish to find out more about working as a lawyer in shipping and international trade are welcome to apply for a week of work experience at the firm during university vacation periods. Applicants should apply via the “Get in touch” link below with a CV and short covering message. During work experience the firm will arrange and pay for accommodation for students who do not live locally, and will pay travel expenses from within the UK.
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