Graduate Recruitment

Graduate recruitment

We pride ourselves on the standard of training given to our Paralegals and Legal Advisors. Over the past couple of years, several of our Paralegals and Legal Advisors have been awarded training contracts and due to the success of these placements, the decision was made to offer training contracts initially to internal applicants and where possible those applicants should have 12 months experience. If we are unsuccessful with an internal placement then the business will recognise the need to advertise and recruit externally. If you wish to get in touch regarding graduate applications you can email:

Unfortunately, that said, the number of talented individuals currently employed by us as paralegals or legal advisors far outweigh the number of training contracts we are able to offer so an offer of employment as a paralegal or Legal Advisor will not automatically guarantee you a training contract but you can rest assured that you will receive quality hands-on legal experience throughout your employment.

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Upon commencing my Training Contract in October 2008 I recall being very excited about being trusted to run my own files. One of the great aspects of the Training Contract is that as a trainee at Simpson Millar LLP, you are immediately given a high degree of responsibility. I was soon appearing in Court, making applications before District Judge’s and attending Trials with Counsel. Nerve-wracking, but then that is why I went to Law School. The friendly atmosphere in the various offices meant that I was never afraid to go and ask questions of my Supervisor and fellow Fee earners, who were always more than happy to help and give advice. Two years later and I am now a newly qualified solicitor working in the Holiday and Travel Law Department. My seats in the Personal Injury, Property and Corporate and Commercial Departments have, I feel, given me a solid start to my legal career. James Blower, Solicitor

The firm is committed to equal opportunities and developing a diverse workforce. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. The firm seeks to ensure that all actual and potential employees are treated equally and as individuals regardless of age, disability, ethnic or national origin, gender, marital or parental status, race, religion or sexual orientation. We also aim to deal with all candidates transparently and fairly.

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I can honestly say that I have enjoyed every minute of it. I worked for Simpson Millar LLP as an Employment Law Advisor for 15 months before I started my training contract and I would highly recommend following a similar route before qualification.

My Employment Advisor role gave me the opportunity to establish what life would be like as a trainee at Simpson Millar LLP before actually starting it and as a prospective trainee, this insight was invaluable. I had the chance to familarise myself with the work ethic and core values of the firm, meet the people that I would be working with and develop my knowledge of the case management systems. From this I knew that Simpson Millar LLP was a firm that I could see my future in.

There is a great support network at Simpson Millar LLP and I have had the opportunity of working alongside dedicated, friendly and highly talented staff. From the start of my training contract I was quickly conducting my own advocacy and running my own case load. I have also assisted other fee-earners with high-value cases. The experience I have gained is immense and I have developed skills and technique that will stay with me long beyond my training contract. Melanie Hartley, Solicitor

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