Trainee Solicitor Programme

Why choose Healys LLP?

We are a friendly and diverse medium sized firm with an inclusive, supportive and progressive culture and offices in central London and Brighton.

We recognise the importance of training and development for all employees throughout their career, value our trainees highly and make every effort to ensure trainees become fully integrated into the practice, both in terms of work and socially.

As a trainee you will be given opportunities to work with clients alongside our own legal experts and to develop a wide range of skills to maximise your potential. You will be given exposure to an interesting and challenging work load and to a wide variety of clients.

We offer an exciting and comprehensive programme over two years, with seats across a varied range of practice areas. You will experience three to four seats, usually on a six month rotation basis, with access to a mixture of contentious and non-contentious work. You will be closely supervised and mentored throughout the training period, with regular informal and more formal update and appraisal meetings. These meetings will enable you to continuously review your progress and to raise and discuss any skills you need to develop, as well as your future objectives. This will ensure you get the most from your training and that you end the two years with a clear idea of where and how you want to specialise.

What do we look for in our Trainee Solicitors?

We believe that the success of Healys LLP is built upon our people and we aim always to recruit high calibre individuals who have the skills, experience and commitment to enable us to continue to provide excellent client service and legal expertise.

We are therefore seeking ambitious, talented, highly-motivated and commercially aware trainees who are aiming to establish a career with us and who demonstrates potential to be a Partner of the future.

You will have a good first degree, in law or another relevant subject, such as history, English etc. with a minimum 2:1 classification, or a GDL/Master’s degree, again at a high academic standard. You will also ideally have completed or be studying towards the LPC.

Relevant work experience as a paralegal or in a business support role in a similar organisation will also be of benefit and we are also interested in ‘career changers’, from accountancy or banking backgrounds, for example.

We welcome applications from candidates with disabilities and we will always make any reasonable adjustments necessary to ensure that you are able fully to participate in the selection process at every stage. If you have a disability that requires reasonable adjustments, please state this on your application and/or notify us as soon as possible if you are selected for the first stage in the recruitment process.

When to apply

We are not currently accepting applications for 2024.

If you are interested in being considered for 2025, we will retain speculative enquiries on file.

Please note that at Healys LLP we support and encourage development and progression from within the business. Many of our serving and former trainees started their careers with us as paralegals or in other areas of the business. You may therefore decide to apply for a paralegal or business support role, as an alternative route to a potential future training contract.

All of our paralegal and business support vacancies are advertised on our website Careers page as they arise, or you may send a speculative email to HR.

Apply now for 2025

Trainee Recruitment Process

  1. Submit CV and covering letter
  2. Invitation to a testing session, comprising:
    – Legal Case Study
    – Verbal /Numerical Ability Test
  3. On a separate day, invitation to interview & presentation exercise

Please see our guidance below on how to approach your application. You will need to meet the required standard at each stage in the selection process before progressing to the next stage.

Covering Letter

Please think about the following questions and include your responses in your covering letter.

Why are you seeking to become a lawyer and how does this relate to the work of Healys LLP in particular? For example,

What is it about the work we do that motivates you?

  • How do you see yourself contributing to our key priorities?
  • What are your aspirations and how do these tie in with working for Healys? What is your long-term career goal?
Apply now for 2025