Trainee Solicitors

Thank you for visiting our website to find out more about our training contracts and how to become a Trainee Solicitor with Furley Page.

Becoming a Trainee Solicitor with Furley Page

Furley Page has a strong reputation in Kent and the South East, we are recognised by The Legal 500, Chambers UK and Chambers HNW for our legal expertise.  We are accredited by Investors in People.

We know Trainee Solicitors are the future of law firms which is why we have developed a training programme so highly regarded by our Trainees.

Read our website and you will see we offer a wide range of services to both corporate and private clients across a broad spectrum of areas, including specialist sectors such as Agriculture and Rural Business and Charities.  This means we can offer you strength and depth in your training and exposure to a variety of different types of clients.

We give you real responsibility by allowing you direct contact with our clients. You will be working with friendly, commercially-driven professionals who will support you throughout your training programme. Don't just take our word for it, read the blogs written by some of our current Trainees and Solicitors who trained and qualified with us.

Legal Training Contracts - Start September each year

Two trainee solicitors are recruited in September each year.  A typical training contract comprises four seats being offered over a two year training period in various teams including Corporate and Commercial; Dispute Resolution; Employment Law; Real Estate; Private Client, Trusts and Estates; Elderly and Vulnerable Client; Family Law and Personal Injury. The allocation of seats will depend on the current programme.

Trainee Solicitors Programme 2021

Our Training Principal, George Crofton-Martin, will oversee your training programme and Trainee Solicitors will generally spend six months in each seat with a training supervisor. Trainees will gain a wide range of experience and develop their professional skills, laying the foundation for a successful future career in law.

Who should apply

A strong academic background is essential with a minimum classification of a 2:1 degree.  In addition, you should have strong inter-personal skills, be commercially aware and ideally have previous work experience where these skills have been utilised.

For further details about the application process to become a Trainee Solicitor with Furley Page, read our  FAQs for applicants.

When and how to apply for a period of recognised training

You should apply by:

  1. Downloading and completing >> Furley Page Graduate Application Form and
  2. include a Covering Letter

Deadlines and important dates

DEADLINE FOR COMPLETED APPLICATIONS: FRIDAY 12 JULY 2019

Short-listed candidates will be invited to attend stage one interviews to be held on:

  • Wednesday 24 July 2019

Candidates invited back for a second interview will be asked to make a short presentation on a topic to be advised.  These interviews will take place on:

  • Wednesday 7 August 2019

Return completed Trainee Solicitor applications to:

Karen Cook
Senior HR Manager
Furley Page Solicitors
39 St Margaret's Street
Canterbury
Kent
CT1 2TX

Or by email to: HR@furleypage.co.uk

Sponsorship

Furley Page will fund the entire LPC fees with a combination of a grant and an interest free loan.