Winckworth Sherwood LLP

2020 Training Contracts

London (Greater)
16 Nov 2017
30 Jun 2018
Practice area
Full time
Contract type

Training the next generation of top lawyers

Wouldn’t you prefer to train at a firm where you’re valued as an individual, instead of another face in a large intake of trainees?

At Winckworth Sherwood we recruit just eight trainee solicitors each year. We keep that number deliberately low to maximise the staff/trainee ratio and give you the best possible preparation for your future career. A career we sincerely hope will be with us. 

As a trainee you will rotate through four departments in six month placements or ‘seats’. This will give you a solid grounding in various fields of law, helping you to identify the areas that interest you most.

It’s not easy to become a Winckworth Sherwood trainee. With over 300 applicants vying for just eight placements each year, you will have to demonstrate outstanding qualities, both academically and personally.

You should be:

  • Intelligent
  • Personable
  • Confident
  • Committed
  • Your own person 

You should have:

  • A strong academic record both at school and university, usually a minimum of 3 As at A-level and 2:1 degree
  • Attributes that demonstrate how you would make a positive contribution to the firm
  • An empathetic approach to clients
  • A clear business head
  • Evidence of interests and success in non-academic pursuits
  • The ability to think creatively and flexibly in a fast-paced and changing legal environment

Got what it takes?

We want to hear from you.  Visit for more information.