Seeking Aspiring Legal Minds - Become a Trainee Solicitor at Wilkinson Woodward

Wilkinson Woodward is looking for the next generation of solicitors to forge their future with us.

A high street law firm since 1860, we are dedicated to serving the local community by providing outstanding legal services across the spectrum. A key part of this is to recruit aspiring solicitors who we hope will stay with us beyond their training to build successful careers at the firm.

Why Choose Wilkinson Woodward?


Working at Wilkinson Woodward, you’ll be joining a successful firm whose long-standing service within the community has earned it a reputation for excellence, not just locally but much further afield.

Diverse Experience

Our trainees get to experience a wide array of legal disciplines, from property and probate to employment and civil litigation. This variety doesn’t just spice up your training, it helps you become a well-rounded legal expert.

Supportive Culture

We think of our team as the Wilkinson Woodward family and are there to support all our staff and trainees. To settle you in and nurture you throughout your journey, our trainee buddy scheme helps you get to know the team, meet with other trainees and get the support you need.

Work-Life Balance

We understand that there’s more to life than work. At Wilkinson Woodward, expect a sensible work-life balance that recognises the importance of your time, both within our walls and beyond.

Networking and Growth

We encourage our trainees to cultivate a network that can propel their personal and professional growth, such as engaging in Junior Lawyers Division events, volunteering with local charities and more.

Real Responsibility

Working alongside our highly experienced team, you'll handle real files, face genuine challenges and make tangible differences, supported by an approach designed to help you thrive.

Who Are We Looking For?

Are you degree-educated or on the cusp of graduation? Have you achieved LPC or SQE1 and SQE2? Is your written English proficient, and do you have ambition, commercial awareness and team spirit? If you have the right to work in the UK and are looking for a place to not just work but to belong and grow, Wilkinson Woodward would like to hear from you.

Our deadline for applications is 30th November 2023. For more information on how to apply, see our Trainee Recruitment page.

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