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Delivering excellence

Delivering excellence

Winckworth Sherwood is a highly individual firm of solicitors and parliamentary agents based in London Bridge. Covering a wide range of specialisms, we pride ourselves on delivering a great client experience. That means listening to our clients, making sure we do things the way they like, and only recruiting people who share this vision.

Working with us will offer you great exposure to our diverse work portfolio and client base. For trainees, this means exciting opportunities in a wide range of legal practice areas, from the mainstream to the esoteric.

Our location on the banks of the Thames at London Bridge reflects our personality as a firm. With one hand we touch the City, with the other we embrace the individuality of Borough Market and the prestige of the South Bank. Like London itself, we represent a rather wonderful blend of commerciality and creativity.

Delivering excellence
Life at Winckworth Sherwood

Life at Winckworth Sherwood

We didn’t write that headline lightly. ‘Life’ really is at the heart of what we do at Winckworth Sherwood. Whether the lives of the clients we represent or the lives of the people we work alongside.

We recognise that our people are vital to the success of the firm, and in return we are committed to their development and wellbeing. Our working environment is neither ruthlessly ambitious nor aggressively corporate. (One trainee told us he chose Winckworth Sherwood because he didn’t want to work “in a corporate snake pit” – which was good to hear.)

Of course we have uncompromising standards when it comes to client service and technical delivery. It’s just that we believe people are more productive when they are stimulated, challenged and motivated. So our culture is built on flexibility, enthusiasm, collaboration and a healthy work-life balance.

A History of Modernisation

A History of Modernisation

Throughout more than 200 years of history, Winckworth Sherwood has undergone several mergers and transformations. Each has brought a new focus and new addition to our clientele.

This unique history is reflected in the make-up of the firm you see today. It accounts for the diversity of our work portfolio and our more specialist practices. It also proves our ability to evolve with clients’ needs and provide the right legal services for the circumstances of the time. In fact, many of our present client relationships have their roots in relationships forged over a century ago.

As we continue to adapt and grow, we love to think that the trainees who join us this year will play a pivotal role in the shaping our practice in the future.

A History of Modernisation

Florence

Florence

“I chose to train at Winckworth Sherwood for its diverse set of practice areas and the promise of a friendly, yet professional working environment. My expectations have been far exceeded to date.”

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Harry

Harry

“There’s a reason a large number of the firm’s Partners have trained here. The work is interesting, the clients are varied, and the staff – be it Partners or support staff – are all amazing in their efforts to help trainees as much as they can.”

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Joyce

Joyce

“It is no surprise to me that the majority of Trainees stay on and qualify at Winckworth Sherwood. The firm provides a wonderful working environment with a wide range of departments and incredible support for its Trainees. I have always felt valued as a member of not only each team I train in, but the firm as a whole.”

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Emre

Emre

“I was given a huge amount of responsibility from the start requiring precision, stamina and attention to detail. This is however carefully balanced by hands-on supervision and I worked closely with some extremely skilled and hardworking lawyers from whom I was able to learn and develop.”

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Hannah

Hannah

“Everyone at the firm is very friendly and you get a real sense that you are working as part of a team. For me, that really sets us apart from other city firms.”

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Samantha

Samantha

“I am proud to have been the trainee in the team when the HS2 Bill became the HS2 Act – something the team had been working on for many years!”

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Jennifer

Jennifer

“The workload and responsibility is proportionate to your experience, but beyond that you are respected as an important part of the firm’s framework.”

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Alex

Alex

“Rather than being relegated to the photocopier, you are trusted and supported to do work which is valued by clients and prepares you for life after qualification.”

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Theresa

Theresa

“It was clear to me that the team at Winckworth Sherwood understood their clients incredibly well which meant that they could always be relied on to deliver commercial and common sense solutions.”

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Awards & Accreditations

” They provide clear, easy to understand legal advice with pros and cons of different approaches. Most importantly however, the team really treats you as individuals and human beings – showing empathy and understanding during difficult times.”

“They are outstanding in their field.”