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Trainee Solicitors

Trainee Solicitors

A Morrisons Solicitors trainee solicitor benefits from working in a firm with more than 200 years of accumulated knowledge and expertise across some of the most important sectors of UK law. It means a Morrisons training contract is unrivalled virtually anywhere outside the biggest multi-national firms. Our trainees receive one-on-one guidance from our dedicated Training Principal who will help develop a structure and learning process to suit your needs. The Training Principal also provides support throughout the training period. We recognise there is no substitute for real case work and, as a trainee, you will benefit from hands-on experience working alongside our most senior solicitors.

Legal Topics

Morrisons will provide you with training and experience in at least three distinct substantive areas of English Law.  Morrisons offers:


  • Dispute Resolution
  • Personal Injury
  • Family
  • Employment


  • Corporate and Commercial
  • Commercial Property
  • Residential Conveyancing
  • Wills, Estates and Tax Planning
  • Employment

Our training is usually organised into six month ‘seats’ within specific departments, however, this can be flexible depending on your needs and the firm’s.  


Your individual supervisors and mentors will provide you with practical day-to-day training and give you appropriate opportunities to develop your legal skills and knowledge. They will also help you develop in both contentious and non-contentious areas of practice such as:

  • Client care and practice support
  • Communication skills
  • Drafting
  • Interviewing and advising
  • Legal research
  • Advocacy and oral presentation
  • Case and transaction management
  • Dispute resolution
  • Negotiation                                 


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    Pay and Benefits

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      Long Term Prospects

      Morrisons has a track record of offering strong candidates positions as newly-qualified solicitors in their chosen specialist area. Successful trainees will demonstrate they are technically competent, committed, ambitious and entrepreneurial.

      However, market conditions do influence our ability to take on trainees and it is therefore not possible to guarantee that a position will be found.

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        We look for applicants with a good academic background and although we do not set rigid thresholds, at least a 2.1 is normally expected. We welcome applications from both law and non-law graduates.

        We look for individuals with personality, confidence, commercial awareness and attention to detail. Being able to work in a team alongside all colleagues, from the most senior to the most junior, is also vital.

        We usually recruit two to three trainee solicitors a year, with employment starting in September.

        We operate an equal opportunities policy and all positions are awarded on merit.

        Applications should be received between 1st December and 28th February in the year before the year the Training Contract would start. For example, if you wish to apply for a Training Contract in September 2016, your application should be received by us no later than 28 February 2015.

        If you wish to apply for a training contract, please download and complete our Application Form and return this by post to:

        Michela James 
        Morrisons Solicitors LLP
        Clarendon House
        Clarendon Road
        RH1 1FB

        Alternatively you can email your application to

        Please note that any training applications received before 1st December will not be accepted.

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