Solicitor Training Contracts

Our training contract applications are now open for our 2025 intake

Solicitor Training Contracts

Our training contract applications are now open for our 2025 intake

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About our solicitor training contracts

We are committed to providing quality training through our solicitor training programme giving a real opportunity for all our Trainees to develop their skills giving them a strong foundation for a successful legal career.

As a trainee at Morr & Co you will experience our culture of inspiring, encouraging and supporting each other whilst doing real work for real clients. Striving for excellence is at the heart of everything we do.

Applications are now open for our 2025 intake. To apply please send your CV, cover letter and completed application form to [email protected].

The successful candidate will have taken or be planning to take, their LPC or have completed SQE1 at the time the training contract begins.

You will also have:

  • LPC or SQE1 commencement or completion
  • Focused and dedicated approach to work
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Drive and resilience
  • Understanding of commerciality
  • Reliability
  • Thrive in a team environment
  • Strive for excellence
  • Respect and affability

We will provide you with training and experience in at least three distinct substantive areas of the English Law:

  • Contentious
    • Civil Litigation
    • Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence
    • Family
  • Non-Contentious
    • Corporate & Commercial
    • Commercial Property
    • Court of Protection
    • Residential Conveyancing
    • Trusts, Wills and Probate
    • Employment

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

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 trainee solicitors on qualification is high, but will always depend on business needs.

  • To undertake a range of legal, technical and administrative tasks as directed by the “seat” supervisor
  • To assist in the provision of legal services and the giving of legal advice to clients
  • Throughout the period of the recognised training, the Trainee will receive training in a variety of areas of law to satisfy the Solicitors Regulation Authority requirements
  • To provide an efficient and friendly service to clients. To achieve this you will be expected to:
    • adopt a business like, polite and sensible approach in your telephone and written dealings with clients, other solicitors and third parties
    • adhere to the client care standards set out in the firm's Terms of Business and Professional Standards Manuals
    • write letters and produce documents in so far as possible in plain English and with a good quality of presentation

The application process

Stage one
Stage two
Stage three
Stage four

Applicants should complete the application form and submit this with a copy of their CV and cover letter to [email protected].

Successful applicants will be contacted after the closing date with the next steps. Whilst we aim to contact everyone, should you not hear from us, it means you have unfortunately not been selected for this year’s intake.

Our selection process is by way of an initial selection by our HR team, following submission of Cover Letter, CV and Application Form.

The assessment process consists of:

  • Verbal reasoning test
  • Accuracy written test
  • Group networking lunch at one of our offices
  • Presentation

If you would like more information regarding our recruitment process, or need further assistance with completing your application, please contact our HR department at [email protected].

A further shortlist will be taken and successful candidates will be invited for an interview, this may consist of

  • Psychometric questionnaire
  • Face to face interview

We endeavour to get back to applicants within 2 to 3 weeks following the interview stage.

Successful applicants will be informed of the details of their training contracts and those who are unsuccessful will be provided with feedback on their application.

Testimonials from our trainees

When I started at Morr & Co as a legal assistant, I settled in quickly and knew that the firm would be a great fit for me.

Throughout my training contract. I have been able to work alongside some incredible people and experience several areas of private practice. In every seat I have worked closely with senior solicitors and Partners, who have always given up time to train me. I have been able to find my feet and discover what I feel most passionate about, whilst being exposed to various new scenarios and opportunities.

I have been able to experience three very different seats, and have been able to learn, develop and take away skills that are transferable to any area of the law.

The depth of knowledge within the department is incredible and I got to work with so many talented lawyers and support staff. I had the opportunity to work on a number of complex legal matters, some of which crossed over with other areas of law meaning I got to liaise with other departments and apply knowledge to different practice areas. I have learned so much that I can take forward in my career

I joined the firm as a Paralegal and knew from the beginning it was where I wanted to train. The culture, core principles and colleagues were all influential in my decision to apply for a Training Contract.


Here are some of the frequently asked questions regarding our solicitor training contracts, if you can't find an answer you are looking for please email our team at [email protected] 

We look to recruit 2 – 3 Trainee Solicitors each year

Our Solicitor Trainee application process opens in March each year

During your training contract, you would undertake 4 x 6 monthly training seats.  Whilst we try to take your choice in to consideration, this is not always possible, but we do endeavour to accommodate your wishes as best as we can.  At all times we will discuss this with you.

The deadline is 3rd May 2024 for recruitment in the September 2025.

Yes, we accept applications from students who have not started their training.  Please note that you would have either completed your LPC or had started your LPC (Part time) when you joined us.

Yes, we fund the whole course

Whilst we always endeavour to retain our trainee solicitors once they have qualified, however this does depend on the business needs.  We cannot guarantee that you will be kept on after your Training Contract.  We do however always communicate with you at least 2 months before you contact was due to come to an end.

We have a wide range of benefits available to our staff, see our full range of benefits here.

This is the final phase of preparation for a career as a solicitor. This is a mandatory course for those who wish to become solicitor.  It can be studied as a full-time course for a period of one year, or as a part-time course over a period of two years. The LPC will help you to develop the skills needed to work in a firm of solicitors.

To qualify as a solicitor, you will need to complete a Law Degree or if you do not have a Law Degree, but are qualified to a degree level, you will need to complete a Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL).

Yes, 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.

Successful applicants will be contacted after the closing date with the next steps. Whilst we aim to contact everyone, should you not hear from us, it means you have unfortunately not been selected for this year’s intake.

Career stories from our trainees

Emma Nash, Trainee Solicitor

Emma Nash, Second seat of training contract

Emma is in her second seat within our Contested Trusts and Probate team and shares her experience of applying for her training contract and the seats she has undertaken so far as a trainee.

Find out more

Alice Watkins, Newly Qualified Solicitor

Alice started her career at Morr & Co as a Paralegal and knew she wanted to complete her training contract with the firm. She qualified in March 2021 and has completed seats in Private Client, Residential Conveyancing and Dispute Resolution

Find out more

Holly Chantler, Partner, Head of Private Client

Holly joined the firm as a paralegal before starting her training contract with us. She has since progressed to a partner leading our private client department.

Listen to her career story