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Considering a career in law?.......Consider Hewitsons

When it comes to legal jobs and legal careers, Hewitsons is ranked among the UK's foremost law firms. With 49 partners, we have offices in Cambridge, London, Milton Keynes and Northampton.

Types of work

We have a strong reputation in a range of specialisms and a national and international client base, particularly in Europe and across North America.

We have opportunities for legal jobs across our areas of noted expertise, which include:

In 1994, Hewitsons founded LawExchange International, an association of independent law practices in key countries around the globe, providing readily accessible and informed legal advice within their countries for clients of member firms. LawExchange unites partner firms in major centres of commerce, industry, high technology and research across Europe, North and South America, the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific Rim.

Who should apply

A successful applicant will demonstrate the intellectual aptitude and the interest in developing into an enthusiastic, able solicitor who will respond to all the opportunities which we can offer in an excellent, well managed Training Contract. Those who are most successful have generally already achieved a high standard of academic success (at least a 2:1 degree) and have excellent interpersonal skills, show initiative and work well as part of a team. 

Vacation work

The firm operates a vacation scheme. Demand for placements is always high and we offer these throughout the year. Application is by way of CV and covering email to carolinelewis@hewitsons.com, setting out your areas of interest and your available dates.

Training programme

Training contracts are currently offered at Cambridge and Northampton with possible seat placements in Milton Keynes and London.

Trainees complete four placements of six months each in a range of different legal specialisms. We work very hard with our trainees to ensure that together we achieve a training profile with which each is comfortable. During each seat, the trainee is supervised closely by a Partner or Associate. There is lots of guidance given and individual progress is monitored on a day-by-day basis as well as in a formal three monthly review, carried out mid-seat and at the end of the seat.

Trainees will participate in a comprehensive induction programme which takes place over a number of days. The PSC is coupled with an extensive programme of seminars specifically tailored for trainee solicitors and provided by specialist in-house lawyers.

Applications for training contracts commencing in September 2019 should be made by 31st August 2017. We are an equal opportunities employer.

James Makin, Newly Qualified Solicitor
"As a trainee you are quickly integrated into the team you sit with and you soon begin to contribute. The training programme mirrored my general experience, with training sessions being provided to small groups of trainees by senior partners, often experts in the subjects being discussed."


Please contact our HR Director, Caroline Lewis via email at carolinelewis@hewitsons.com or call her on 01604 233233. Caroline would be delighted to hear from you for an informal chat and she will answer any questions you have about a future career with Hewitsons.

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