A career at Morrisons

The benefits, resources and expertise of a big City firm with the atmosphere and teamwork of a local firm.

The practice of law is, at heart, all about people: business people, employers and employees, investors, home owners, private individuals, families, vulnerable adults – people.

So, it’s no surprise that we place a very high priority on attracting and recruiting, developing, rewarding and retaining the right people – for our clients and our business.

Morrisons is a community of high-calibre professionals – lawyers and support specialists – who are dedicated to delivering expert, commercially focused advice that helps clients to achieve their goals. We choose to do this is in an approachable, down-to-earth, practical way, offering solutions rather than lectures.

I was impressed with the support offered to develop not only my law skills but also Supervision/Management Skills

Senior associate solicitor

Working here means embracing this approach and enjoying getting stuck into the practical issues that shape our clients lives and businesses.

So, we look for people who combine first-class technical expertise with commercial savvy and a practical, problem-solving mindset. We are diverse in our backgrounds and in our thinking, welcoming new ideas and insights, wherever they come from.

Our aim is to create an environment in which our people enjoy collaborating and innovating to better serve our clients. We have recruited locally and from the City, from large firms and small, and we take pride in having developed talent from within – including individuals who have started with us as paralegals and gone onto become partners and practice leaders. From encouragement, support and opportunities to first-class resources and technology, Morrisons provides everything you need to develop a rewarding and challenging legal career.

I like how the company is organised and committed to its staff whilst focusing on client satisfaction and loyalty.

Paralegal

Trainee solicitors

As a growing and ambitious firm, attracting high-calibre emerging talent into our practice is a priority. We are looking for the next generation of lawyers to contribute to our teams, learn from our experts and, potentially, to take their place in one of our departments to begin a long and rewarding career with us.

We are committed to giving our trainees both technical and practical training, exposing them to live work and to clients for whom the work is far more than a training exercise. Trainees will be closely supervised and supported by experienced professionals but we look for our trainees to be proactive and intelligent in the way that they work, asking questions and seeking responsibility and exposure wherever the opportunity arises.

Our training programme gives a real opportunity for all our Trainees to develop their skills giving them a strong foundation for a successful legal career. Trainees will experience our culture of inspiring, encouraging and supporting each other whilst doing real work for real clients.

Morrisons are a Lexcel accredited Law Firm and have been awarded a Silver Accreditation for Investors in People.

Long term prospects

In selecting trainees, we are looking for people who will make a good fit with our business – and having found you, we are keen to hold on to you. That’s why we have an established record of offering outstanding trainees positions as newly-qualified solicitors in their chosen specialist area. However, market conditions do influence our ability to take on trainees and it is not possible to guarantee you a position post qualification.

On qualification our trainees will join our innovative Newly Qualified Development programme, which provides continued learning and support through the first three years of qualification.  Retention of our trainees on qualification is high, but will always depend on business needs.

Applications

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

We accept applications from both internal and external candidates.

We look for applicants with a good academic background and, although we do not set rigid thresholds, we normally expect a minimum of a 2.1 Bachelor’s degree. However, you do not have to have studied law to apply. The practice of law is evolving fast and we recognise that good candidates from other degree backgrounds can enrich our practice with new knowledge and insights.

We look for individuals with personality, confidence, enthusiasm, 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 operate an equal opportunities policy and all positions are awarded on merit.

Applications should be received between 1 December and 31 January in the year before the year in which the Training Contract would start. If you wish to apply for a Training Contract in September 2020 your application should be received by us no later than 31 January 2019.

If you wish to apply for a training contract with Morrisons Solicitors, please complete the application form and submit it to our HR Team together with your CV and covering letter.

Please click here to see our candidate privacy notice.

Apprentice solicitors

Want to become a Solicitor without going to University with no additional costs? This is an exciting opportunity for dedicated, talented, ambitious individuals to join a modern, forward-thinking and supportive law firm.

Our Solicitor Apprentice role is initially based at our Redhill office but the successful candidate may be required to work from and or travel to our other offices during the apprenticeship. You will work in different departments within the firm over the six year period,  starting off gently with some of the more administrative duties so that you can gain confidence before taking on more technical responsibilities and client contact.

Some of the duties may include:

  • Carrying out Legal Research
  • Taking basic instructions from clients
  • Drafting client letters, witness statements, emails and other documents as required
  • Business Development including article writing and seminar attendance

The ideal candidate will be ambitious and committed to succeed. You will also need excellent communication skills, a good eye for detail, the ability to follow instructions and enjoy working as part of a team. You will have the ability to absorb and apply legal principles in practical situations. Your verbal and written communication will be clear, straightforward and accurate. You will be adaptable, logical and work well under pressure.

To apply for our apprenticeship scheme starting in September 2019 please complete this form and email your application to [email protected] - please note the deadline for application is Friday 14 June 2019. 

Current vacancies

We welcome direct applications via our careers portal, please see individual job postings for full details - please note that we do not accept CVs or applications via email.

If you are interested in joining a modern and ambitious firm, please view our latest vacancies.  

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Please click here to see our candidate privacy notice.

Agencies

 

Morrisons Solicitors LLP recognises the value of recruitment agencies introducing high quality people to us, but we remain committed to sourcing our future talent directly whenever we can.

Where it is appropriate for us to use an agency that agency will be on our preferred supplier list (PSL) with whom we have agreed Terms of Business and will be instructed by our HR team. No other department has authority to instruct an agency on the firm’s behalf.

All applications must submitted via our careers portal

Morrisons Solicitors LLP will not be liable for any fees for any unsolicited candidate that is submitted without first entering into a written contract with our HR Team and submitting the CV through our careers portal.

For further information please contact our HR team at [email protected]