Training Contract 2025 - Assessment Day 27th June 2024

Location: Higgs LLP

Contract Type: Temporary

Closing Date: 31 May 2024

Salary: Trainee Salary

Specific Hours: 9am -5pm

Training Contract 2025 - Assessment Day 27th June 2024

Job title

Trainee Solicitor

Our Departments

Our trainees complete four seats each lasting for six months.

We offer our trainees the opportunity to work across a range of departments and teams including:

  • Business Services – tax, succession planning, insolvency, corporate and commercial
  • Dispute Resolution – commercial and property litigation
  • Employment
  • Family
  • Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence
  • Private Client – wealth, trusts and estates, charities and Court of Protection
  • Property – commercial and residential

About Higgs

Our vision is to be the independent regional law firm of choice, recognised for having a positive long-term impact upon its people, its clients, its business partners and its community.

When it comes to our people, the team is everything at Higgs – an environment of sharing and collaboration, and a real sense of loyalty to each other and the firm.  That is coupled with a desire for everyone to learn and develop.  We are always striving to be better.  We enjoy what we do. We are genuinely interested in our clients and want them to feel a part of the firm too.

Our approach to our people draws on enjoyment, health & wellbeing, developing talent, technical excellence, training, reward and recognition.

When recruiting, we:

  • Value enthusiasm and personality
  • Want to be an employer of choice for talented, driven and client-focused people
  • Are always looking for the very best to strengthen our team and bring new skills and ideas
  • Integrate new people to realise their potential

With over two hundred employees and Members we offer a flexible and unique environment for people to grow their careers. Together we grow.

Role purpose

Higgs is different from your average law firm. We successfully combine traditional values with an innovative approach to legal problems which has helped to attract an impressive client base whilst also staying true to our local community.

Our people and our clients are attracted by our ability to offer a full range of services. We are proud to provide a supportive and friendly working environment within which both colleagues and clients can thrive.

Our trainees form the lifeblood of the firm and benefit from hands-on experience and responsibility from the very beginning. Join us on our journey. 

Key responsibilities

During the training period, our trainees will develop and apply the practice skills they will use as qualified solicitors.

The key elements of each skill – and the type of experience that will help trainees to develop that skill – are specified in the Practice Skills Standards.

You will develop your skills through a mixture of the following activities:

  • Advocacy and oral presentation
  • Dispute resolution
  • Case and transaction management
  • Communication skills
  • Establishing and maintaining professional relationships
  • Drafting
  • Interviewing and advising
  • Conducting legal research
  • Negotiation
  • Managing workloads

Higgs LLP provides a supportive and inclusive environment in which you can thrive.

Person specification

We are looking for authentic individuals looking to grow their career with us.

Key attributes include:

  • Tenacity and drive
  • Attention to detail
  • Commercial awareness
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships
  • Strong analytical skills
  • A desire to learn

Other information

The firm will meet the cost of the PGDL and LPC/SQE if required.



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