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Vacancy - Trainee Solicitor - Corporate and Commercial Department Wednesday 26th of July 2017

We are currently looking for a Trainee Solicitor to commence their training contract with the firm in September 2017.


The successful candidate will predominantly spend time working in the corporate and commercial team.

Our corporate and commercial team is one of the busiest teams in the North East region and were ranked in the top 5 most active M&A legal advisers during 2016 for their work on high value transactions, which includes merger and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital investment deals. The team also regularly feature, as both shortlisted candidates and winners at the North East Dealmakers Awards, which are highly regarded awards within the local corporate finance community.

Experience will also be gained within other departments during the course of the training contract.

As a trainee in the corporate and commercial team, you would work alongside other lawyers (including 2 Partners) on a range of projects including:

  • mergers and acquisition deals within the North East region and the rest of the UK (with some international elements);
  • joint ventures;
  • corporate restructuring and corporate governance;
  • private equity and venture capital investment deals;
  • share incentive schemes;
  • partnerships and LLP agreements and other matters; and
  • a wide range of commercial contracts. 


Applicants must have achieved a minimum of 2:1 in their undergraduate degree and have completed their LPC or equivalent qualification.

Legal experience (paid or unpaid) is desirable but not strictly necessary as full training will be provided.


You must also:

  • be pro-active in terms of managing your workload and developing your own legal skills;  
  • possess excellent organisation skills;
  • have exceptional attention to detail;
  • have strong communication skills and be willing to interact and build relationships within the professional community; and
  • have a connection to and be committed to pursuing your legal career within the North East of England.

If this sounds like you, please email your CV together with a short covering letter/email to Sarah Carr-

Closing Date:           5pm on 14th August 2017

N.B. Early applications are encouraged as we are expecting a high number of applicants.