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Trainee solicitors

People choose to work at Capsticks because we have a passion and a curiosity for the type of work we do. We’re a full service law firm specialising in health, social care and housing sectors, as well as in the field of professional discipline.

You will be looking for a first class training experience, and of course experienced supportive supervision, and we will certainly provide you with both. But we also like to give our people responsibility early on in their careers and as a trainee; you will have autonomy to run your own cases, whilst knowing that you have the support of an approachable supervisor.

Our Training Principal, Ian Cooper takes his role very seriously and through regular contact with the trainee group, he is keen to receive feedback about the training experience we provide.

Choosing Capsticks for your training contract

Watch our video for an insight into life as a trainee at Capsticks.

Why Capsticks?

  • Diversity & Inclusivity

    We take a proactive approach to diversity to ensure all of our people are recognised for their unique talents and skills. We have a very open and welcoming culture with robust recruitment procedures and compulsory diversity training.

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  • Corporate social responsibility

    Our trainees are usually the first to get involved in the variety of corporate social responsibility activities the firm has on offer.

    Whether it is helping elderly Wimbledon residents get to grips with new technology, mentoring children and young adults in Leeds and Birmingham or serving up meals to the homeless in Winchester, we value making connections with our local community. We also hold lots of charity events, such as the competitive football and netball tournament, and love any excuse for a bake off.

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  • The training process

    Our trainees rotate every six months through our various legal divisions. and as a trainee you can gain experience in the following areas of law:

    • Clinical Law including medical negligence claims, advisory and inquests
    • Housing including housing development and housing management
    • Real Estate
    • Employment
    • Commercial
    • Litigation
    • Regulatory

    Our HR team meet trainees halfway through each seat in order to identify seat preferences for the next rotation.

    Where possible, we will support qualification as soon as possible for those who have relevant paralegal experience that can form part of their period of recognised training.

  • Who should apply?

    We are committed to recruiting the best people to maintain our market leading position. We welcome applications from candidates who are either on course for or have achieved at least a 2.1 (or equivalent) in their undergraduate degree. We also expect candidates to be able to demonstrate they are committed to a career in our specialist sectors and to be highly driven, but well rounded, team players, with good problem solving and communication skills.

  • How to apply

    The application process for training contracts starting in September 2019 has now closed. We will update the website with details of our application process for 2020 in spring 2019.

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Life as a trainee

Catherine Airey
Trainee solicitor

Catherine shares her experience as a trainee and what advice she would give to future trainees looking to join Capsticks.

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Emily Stokes
Solicitor

Emily shares her experience and why she decided to qualify into the division she's in.

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