Our goal is simple – to help you achieve yours!
We are now accepting applications for 2021 Training Contracts, Open Day 2019 and Vacation Scheme 2019
As a Trainee Solicitor, you will rotate seats every six months and have exposure to both contentious and non-contentious work, so that you can get as much experience as possible across a range of legal disciplines. From day one you will be given significant client responsibility with hands-on client contact across a number of sectors and will be welcomed into one of our dynamic teams who will encourage and support you to succeed. To be considered for one of our training contracts you will need to be degree-level educated and complete an online application.
We welcome applications from all graduates and undergraduates, not just those who have studied law. Successful candidates will then be invited to attend our assessment centre day where you will complete a number of exercises throughout the day so we can learn more about you and your strengths and you can learn more about us.
The training programme is managed by Miles Brown and Amanda Read, who are assisted by our Employee Mentoring Scheme and the HR team, who work together to provide a collaborative, supportive and nurturing environment for all our Trainees.
We are regularly recognised as a top employer in the Lex 100 student guide scoring highly for: confidence you’ll be kept on, friendly firm, client contact and work life balance. We are extremely proud to have offered 100% of our second year trainees a position as a Solicitor at the firm in 2017 & 2018 so you can be assured you’ll be given every opportunity to succeed on our programme.
When should you apply?
Applications are open now and will close on the 1st of June 2019.
We’ve trained here!
I joined Coffin Mew because I was looking for a varied training contract experience at an ambitious regional firm. I was not disappointed. I was given a high level of responsibility from the outset and a good range of client work and client contact in all of my seats.
My training contract with Coffin Mew was diverse, varied and hands on. I really enjoyed the significant client responsibility and the high quality of work in every seat. It is clear that trainee solicitors are really valued at Coffin Mew for the contribution and expertise that they can bring.
From day one I felt like more than just a trainee at the firm. While getting a chance to move between different teams and learn the detail of law in practice is a major part of the training contract, at Coffin Mew it is just as important to build strong commercial skills. This has meant attending client meetings, going to networking events and being a part of the growth of the firm.