Our trainees come to us from varied and diverse backgrounds. What they must all have in common is commitment, talent and ambition as well as real potential to become an outstanding lawyer.
There are of course certain traits we would expect all our trainees to have. As such, we welcome applications from law and non-law graduates of high academic ability that can contribute enthusiasm and commitment to our team. We are looking for intelligence, versatility and personality combined with the desire to succeed. We need proactive people who can think outside of the box, show individuality, relish challenges and are able to cope under pressure. Candidates must also demonstrate an understanding and interest in our specialist services whilst sharing our passion to deliver the very highest levels of client service.
Successful candidates will have:
- completed or be due to complete their LPC expecting at least a commendation;
- a bachelor degree – 2.1 as minimum;
- at least 3 A Levels or the equivalent; and
- a demonstrable interest in at least one of our areas of practice.
Other skills and qualities we look for include communication skills, team-working skills, attention to detail, the ability to manage time & workload as well as a degree of legal knowledge that is commensurate with your level of experience.
When and How to Apply
If you are interested in joining us in September 2012, please send us your Curriculum Vitae (“CV”) and covering letter between January and the end of March 2012. Our interview process will take place before June 2012. Please mark all postal applications for the attention of Mr Ben Sheldrick. Electronic applications should be sent to [email protected]
Your covering letter should explain the following:
- Why you have chosen Magrath LLP;
- How you will contribute to the success of our firm; and
- Your aspirations for the future.
Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications we receive we are unable to provide individual feedback on applications. Please do not call our offices to check on the progress of your application as successful candidates will be contacted during the months of April and May 2012.
Interviews are usually conducted through a two-stage process. Potential trainees will be invited to talk about themselves, their interests, their achievements and their experiences in an open and productive manner.