Trowers & Hamlins LLP

Who are Trowers & Hamlins LLP?

Trowers & Hamlins is an international law firm with a network of offices across the UK, Middle East and Far East. We are known for our leading real estate offering and hold market leading positions in the UK for our work in affordable housing and the public sector.

Our key areas of practice include Banking and Finance, Corporate, Dispute Resolution, Employment and Pensions, Projects and Construction, Public Sector, Real Estate (including Commercial Property and Housing), Tax and Private Wealth. We pride ourselves on providing down-to-earth and commercially savvy advice to our clients and, no matter where our clients are, they have access to a connected network of lawyers across disciplines, jurisdictions and sectors.

The combination of what we do, where we do it and the people we work with make us different from other international law firms. We are a growing firm, but one thing can be assured – you will not be anonymous. Combine all this with the excellent training that we offer, and we believe that we are an outstanding prospect for any future trainee.

What are they looking for?

We seek to recruit candidates whom we view as having the potential to forge a long-term career with the firm. Approximately a third of our partners trained with the firm, which demonstrates that organic growth is important to us.

We recruit 23 trainees each year split between September and March intakes. The majority of our trainees will be recruited for our London office, with a smaller number of trainees taken on in our Birmingham, Exeter and Manchester offices respectively. However, we expect our trainees to be ready to undertake seats in any of our national or international offices.

Excellent academic results are essential. You should have a minimum of 320 UCAS points at A-Level (ABB or above) and consistently strong predicted or achieved 2.1 degree. However, we also look for other attributes in our potential trainees. You should therefore be able to demonstrate the following as well: 

  • enthusiasm and a drive to succeed;
  • team-working skills (both as a leader and a player);
  • good humour, resilience and strength of character;
  • initiative and a sense of responsibility;
  • an innovative approach and versatility;
  • an analytical and logical mind; 
  • excellent communication skills and the ability to adapt them to your audience;

We welcome applications from both law and non-law graduates, and also from those looking for a career change. Having a law degree is by no means essential to be a trainee solicitor with us - we recruit a healthy number of our future trainees every year from non-law backgrounds.


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