We usually employ up to four trainees at any one time and offer an individualised and flexible training programme comprising of three seats of eight months each within our specialist fields of Commercial Litigation, including Insurance law and Professional Negligence Litigation; Shipping Litigation; and Commercial and Regulatory work. If you show particular ability in any one field we will endeavour to adapt your training period so as to give you the maximum learning opportunity in that seat.
We seek to recruit only that number of trainees to whom we can guarantee quality work and quality training and we therefore gear our recruitment closely to the Firm’s volume and type of work. We aim wherever possible, to retain our trainees as qualified lawyers within the Firm. Check this website for our areas of expertise.
We look for enthusiastic, intelligent and articulate people who will respond well to the academic and commercial challenges which a career in our practice areas of the law will bring and who will thrive in an environment that offers a high level of early responsibility, combined with strong team support.
We are looking to recruit partners of the future, not merely make up the numbers, and we therefore value ambition and personality in our trainees.
We maintain a philosophy of “big Firm” work in a more informal “small Firm” environment.
Trainee solicitors in any particular Group can expect to have involvement with all the major work being handled within that Group. Our trainee solicitors receive a high degree of personal attention during training and at a NQ level. They not only learn and gain invaluable guidance from partners with whom they work, but also, through various in-house seminars and lecture programmes that we run every year, they are able to expand their knowledge of current practice.
Trainee solicitors will, wherever possible, have the opportunity to handle their own cases under supervision and are actively involved in the Firm. We encourage our trainees to become involved in client liaison both in connection with the cases they will be working on and in support of the Firm’s wider business development activities.
Trainees will have every opportunity and assistance to develop their own contacts in the business community.
If you have any further queries with regards to a training contract please do not hesitate to contact us:-
Elborne Mitchell LLP
60 Gresham Street
London, EC2V 7BB