As a trainee solicitor at Kerman & Co, your training will emphasise getting as much direct involvement and ‘hands on’ experience as possible. You will be given early but supervised responsibility and will be involved in work that is both varied and interesting. From day one, you will be asked to support partners and associates on transactions and will become part of a team where you will be able to make a genuine and rewarding contribution to getting deals done.
Our two year Trainee Solicitor Programme typically comprises of four 'seats' within a mixture of departments which can include corporate, dispute resolution, employment, commercial/sports/IP, real estate and/or capital markets. In each department or ‘seat’, you will gain valuable experience in a number of different areas of law. You will also have the opportunity to work with a variety of partners and solicitors within that department.
A large part of your legal training will be 'on the job'. There are few better ways to learn than by doing. However, as well as learning how to prepare and negotiate legal documents, you will also learn how to manage clients, manage finances, win new business, network and more. We actively encourage and support trainee solicitors getting involved in marketing and social activities. After all, we are trying to grow the firm's partners of the future.
Our Summer Vacation Scheme runs from June to July, with each candidate spending a week with the firm. You will need to apply for the vacation scheme in order to be eligible to apply for a training contract. Your interview for a training contract will normally be carried out at the end of your vacation scheme programme.
The deadline for applications for our vacation scheme is 14 April 2020.