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A very individual experience

A very individual experience

Wouldn’t you prefer to train at a firm where you’re valued as an individual, instead of another face in a large intake of trainees?

At Winckworth Sherwood we recruit just eight trainee solicitors each year. We keep that number deliberately low to maximise the staff/trainee ratio and give you the best possible preparation for your future career. A career we sincerely hope will be with us.

As a trainee you will rotate through four departments in six month placements or ‘seats’. This will give you a solid grounding in various fields of law, helping you to identify the areas that interest you most.

A very individual experience

Personal Attention

You’re here to make a name for yourself. Not the tea. From your first seat, you will be entrusted with real responsibility, and deal directly with clients. You may even manage your own files subject to suitable supervision. That’s not to say you’ll be handed more than you’re equipped to deal with. You will usually sit with a partner or senior solicitor and have access to the whole department’s expertise and support.

You will be given a bespoke training diary, which is reviewed regularly and there is a twice-yearly appraisal where your performance will be reviewed.

This is more than just legal training. Our well-established training programme means that on top of legal training you’ll get business skills training, including presentation skills, project management, networking and client development.

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.”