Our application process is now open. Please click here to apply.

The application deadline is on the 4th of February.

Unfortunately, if the deadline is passed, we do not accept further applications.

No, all applications must be submitted through our online applications.

We are happy to work with you on adjustments that you might need, please email applications@foxwilliams.com and someone from the graduate recruitment team will be in touch.

ABB at A Level and a 2:1 at degree level.

We also partner with social mobility charity upReach to use a contextual recruitment tool, to ensure equal opportunities for all our applicants. The tool, called REALrating has been created by upReach, a social mobility charity. It considers academic performance in the context of factors such as school attended and background and gives employers a fairer measure of academic achievements than exam grades alone. To find out more, please click here.

We accept applications from students working towards their Legal Practice Course (LPC) qualifications or the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE). However, the current route of the LPC will be replaced eventually by the SQE route only. As with most other firms we are in transition phase and will have trainees at our firm doing both routes for several years.

You can find more information on the SQE route to qualification on the SRA website.

No. We accept applications from those at all stages of LPC or SQE. We ask that your LPC or SQE is completed and passed before you start your training contract with us, but you can apply before starting it or during your studies.

We only fund the LPC or SQE study and exam fees if you have not started studying yet as we don’t fund these exams retrospectively.

We do not automatically reject anyone that has applied before, sometimes additional experience may mean your application will score higher and you may be successful the second time around.

We respond to all applications whether successful or not. Please bear with us and you will hear back.

Typically, we have eight trainees in total at any one time. We may hire anything between two to four per intake.

Usually two – March and September.

£43k in year one rising to £45k in year two.

Our training contract process is primarily for those not yet qualified in any jurisdiction. The SQE is the process for becoming admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales if you are already qualified in another jurisdiction, please see the SRA website for more details.

We are interested in applications from people with varied qualifications, however, applying for a training contract with us if you are qualified in another jurisdiction is not what our process is aimed at.

We do not sponsor the GDL. We will cover the costs of the LPC/SQE if you have not yet started this qualification. We do not fund the LPC/SQE retrospectively.

We do not ask future trainees to study particular electives.

Usually those trainees in their second year have first choice as they are considering where to qualify. The seats that are available to first year trainees depend on where the business needs trainees and what seats are available. Trainees have their choice for at least two out of the four seats and often trainees do get three seats as chosen by them (although sometimes in a different order).

Yes, we do stay in regular contact with our future trainees and we invite them to twice yearly social events with our current trainees. We also appoint a buddy trainee from our existing trainees to stay in touch with you.

We have moved to an agile hybrid approach to work. Currently all team members can split their time between home and office and this applies to all trainees. Our policy is working in the office for 60% of the time and working from home 40%. We encourage all of our trainees to attend the office as much as possible to get the most out of in-person learning and supervision, attending client meetings and BD and marketing events.

Absolutely, we have a volunteering scheme where each employee is entitled to half a day per quarter on volunteer leave to either volunteer with one of our chosen charities or to volunteer at a charity of their choosing.

We try to retain all our trainees on qualifying. Spaces for NQ positions do depend on business need in each department and where the trainee wants to qualify into a certain department we will do all we can to make this happen. Sometimes two trainees want to qualify into the same department and that might mean we only are able to retain one of them if there is not sufficient work to make a business case to do so.



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