What we are looking for

What we are looking for

Our trainees come to us from varied and diverse backgrounds. What they must all have in common is commitment, intelligence, talent and ambition as well as real potential to become an outstanding lawyer.

There is no one ‘model’ individual that makes up the characteristics of what we look for in a potential new Trainee.  Our strength as a firm comes from the diversity of our staff, both in relation to background and experience.

Should you apply to Magrath LLP?

We welcome applications from law and non-law graduates of high academic ability that can contribute enthusiasm and commitment to our team of specialist solicitors. We are looking for intelligence, versatility and personality combined with the desire to develop your legal and client care skills and contribute to the success of Magrath LLP.

We need you to be proactive, dedicated and demonstrate commercial acumen. You should be creative, show individuality, relish challenges and be able to cope under pressure. Candidates must also demonstrate an understanding and interest in our specialist practice areas whilst sharing our passion to deliver the very highest levels of client service.

Academics and Experience

We look at all applications as a whole, understandably valuing academic achievements, but also looking at what extra-curricular activities you have taken the opportunity to participate in and what work experience you may have.

 Successful candidates will normally have:

  • completed or be due to complete their LPC;
  • a bachelor degree – 2.1 as minimum;
  • 3 A Levels or the equivalent (grade A-C unless extenuating circumstances); and
  • a demonstrable interest in at least one of our specialist areas of practice.

Other qualities we look for include communication skills, team-working skills, attention to detail, the ability to manage time and workload as well as a degree of legal knowledge that is commensurate with your level of experience.