We are now open to receive applications for our 2021 Training Programme, application deadline is 31st December 2019.

We recognise that our people are our biggest asset. We are therefore committed to developing our lawyers and offering a full and varied training programme for our trainee solicitors.

Training contracts are available in our Cardiff, London and Swansea offices to commence in September each year. Our trainees are recruited 18 months ahead, therefore if you apply in December 2019 your application will be considered for a training contract to commence in September 2021.

We are a progressive commercial law firm which is reflected in our people. We therefore look for candidates who have a strong academic background and a keen interest in the commercial world. Practical work experience in a commercial environment (legal or otherwise) is also beneficial.

We have excellent retention rates and a high proportion of our trainees stay with us on qualifying.

For further information on our training contracts and how to apply, please see the FAQ below:


What to expect during your training contract with Acuity Law?

During our training contract, candidates will undertake a six-month rotation covering four legal disciplines across the firm. Our core disciplines include:

• Commercial property
• Corporate/Banking & Finance
• Commercial litigation
• Employment
• Technology
• Commercial contracts

We try to give our trainees the opportunity to develop their own careers by choosing which departments they wish to cover during their training contract. Therefore, whilst we will allocate your first seat, you will be invited to put forward your preferences for the remainder of your contract.

Our training contracts adopt a hands-on approach as we believe that you learn more by getting fully involved from the outset. You can also expect high levels of client interaction, partner-led supervision and engagement and real responsibility from your training contract.

We also have dedicated committees to ensure we deliver on employee wellbeing and corporate responsibilities, which are open for anyone to join and get involved with. We also have a very active social committee who love to get involved in charity bake offs, netball matches, sponsored cycles and quiz nights.

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Who should apply?

If you have a natural drive to progress, a committed interest to work in the commercial legal world and a strong academic background, you should apply!

Candidates must have:

• A minimum of 3 A-Levels or equivalent at grades BBB or above;
• A degree level at 2:1 or above or working towards.

Candidates will be required to demonstrate that they are working towards a career in commercial law by gaining experience and taking commercial modules in their LPC (as applicable).

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What is the application process?

Our application process opens from 1st October to 31st December each year. You will initially be required to complete our application form, which must be submitted by 31st December.

Our interview process consists of:

• an initial telephone interview, which will run throughout January (20-30 minutes);
• an assessment day in February, consisting of group and written exercises, verbal and critical reasoning tasks and an opportunity to meet our current trainees and junior lawyers within our firm;
• a final panel interview with our Partners.

Candidates will be informed if they have been successful in March following their application.

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How do you apply?

Please click on the link above and complete our application form. We look forward to receiving your application.

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Diversity Statement

Acuity Law champions equality and diversity. All of our employees officers, consultants, contractors, volunteers, interns, casual workers and agency workers as well as any job applicants, will receive equal treatment regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation.

Creating a workplace culture that celebrates equality and diversity doesn't just make business sense, it's the right thing to do. We recognise that by embracing and supporting diversity allows our lawyers and business to be more innovative and better positioned to succeed. We have a global, multicultural client base —we want to reflect that inside our own walls. We strive to create workplaces that reflect the clients that we work with and where everyone feels empowered to bring their “whole” selves to work. Everyone is welcome.

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