Being a Trainee Solicitor at Attwells

Attwells Solicitors has 6 training contracts available at any time.

Attwells' Trainees are expected to have a strong academic background and excellent communication and IT skills.

Attwells Solicitors pays the SRA minimum salary levels and the Professional Skills Course costs but does not contribute to Legal Practice Course costs.

Experience is available in the following areas of legal practice:-

  • Conveyancing
  • Business
  • Employment
  • Litigation
  • Private Client

The extent of the experience a Trainee receives in each discipline will depend upon the office that the Trainee works at and the Trainee's preferences. As a leading national property firm much of the Trainee's experience will have a property bias.

It is Attwells' experience that the best way for a Trainee to gain the skills of a Solicitor is to conduct their own files as a fee earner supported at all times by their Training Supervisor.

Many of Attwells' Trainees may have begun their journey with Attwells in another capacity within the Firm and provided that this is relevant experience Attwells' Training Principal is prepared to consider reducing the length of the Training Contract by this relevant experience up to the maximum of 6 months.

It is Attwells' wish having made a significant investment to retain all of its Trainee Solicitors provided they have met the grade expected of a Solicitor at Attwells. Attwells sees the Training Contract as part of the journey of professional development that will hopefully end in partnership.

Throughout the Training Contract there will be regular appraisals.

At the end of the Training Contract Attwells will meet with the Trainee and discuss preferences as to areas of practice and seek to find you a position that meets these preferences.

To apply for a Training Contract with Attwells please send your CV, covering letter and completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form. For more information or questions please contact Emma Matthews on 01473 746000 or e-mail her at

Your covering letter should identify why you would like a Training Contract at Attwells.