Joining Barlow Robbins LLP as a Trainee Solicitor
On joining Barlow Robbins LLP you will be treated in every respect as a full member of the practice. We aim to give you responsibility and client involvement working under the supervision of partners or other qualified solicitors.
The practice's Training Principal and Human Resources Manager take joint responsibility for your training and will assist you with any problems. All trainees are assigned a mentor throughout their training contract. The mentor will act as a point of contact and support for the trainee.
We try to ensure that you spend six months in each of our four main areas (business services, property, private client services and dispute resolution) spread across our offices in Guildford, Woking and Godalming. You will be assigned to different partners to involve you with a wide variety of cases and clients.
Our training programme is highly personalised, to the extent that, in most departments, you will share an office with your supervising partner/solicitor. You will be given the opportunity to handle your own cases and particular matters from beginning to end, as soon as you and your supervisor feel that you are competent to do so and you are sufficiently confident of your own abilities.
As a member of Law South, Barlow Robbins LLP has access to accredited courses provided specifically to meet the needs of the member firms. You will attend the Professional Skills Course modules run by Law South with the cost met by Barlow Robbins LLP.
What does Barlow Robbins LLP look for in Trainees?
We seek to recruit high calibre graduates with a 2:1 degree and with all 'A' levels at grades A/B in academic subjects, who are preferably, but not necessarily, law graduates. The practice looks for individuals who are articulate, ambitious, clear thinking, able to use their common sense, care about people, react positively to pressure and have preferably had commercial as well as legal work experience.
Support for LPC
The practice will make a £5000 contribution towards the cost of the LPC payable directly to the LPC provider, plus an interest free loan for the balance of the fees, repayable over the two years of the training contract.
We consider trainees to be an investment in the practice's future. We aim to retain as many of our trainees as possible as newly qualified solicitors, if there are appropriate opportunities at the time of qualification, particularly those who have proved during their training contract that they are technically competent, committed, ambitious and have entrepreneurial skills.