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Trainee Solicitor - LGSS Law

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Starting salary in the region of £23,866

Job description

Trainee Solicitor

Period of recognised training to commence in September 2019

A fantastic opportunity to join an exciting, innovative law firm where you will be given the opportunity to learn and develop in your chosen field and excel in your career.

LGSS Law Ltd is a true one of a kind. Established in 2015 as an 'Alternative Business Structure' (ABS) we are wholly owned by public bodies. We pride ourselves on serving our communities with resilience, enthusiasm and focus. Working for public sector and not for profit clients is our focus. A significant proportion of the work we carry out will be for local authorities, however, we have over recent years grown our client base to include more than one hundred organisations across the public and not-for profit sectors. Our clients including Clinical Commissioning Groups, Foundation Trusts, Charities and Fire Services

We have grown significantly in recent years and are rapidly expanding, with offices based in Cambridge, Huntingdon, Northampton and Shefford. With over 150 members of staff, our Firm is made up of qualified legal officers, administrative support and finance officers. We aim to develop our staff to enable them to reach their full potential and to find a career path suitable to each individual.

If the chance to play a part in this fast paced but increasingly interesting and challenging area of law interests you we want to hear from you.

Our training programme & entry requirements

As part of our training programme, you would undertake a full time two year period of recognised training, completing four seats in at least three of the following practice areas: Children's Social Care Law & Safeguarding, contracts and Procurement, Health & Adult Social Care, Litigation, Planning & Highways and Commercial Property.

We are offering the chance to work with a range of public and not for profit sector clients, opportunities for career development and an excellent working environment. Customer focus is at the heart of all that we do and all of our employees share this value.

Our entry requirements are:

  • -minimum 2:2 Qualifying Degree in Law or other degree
  • -if relevant, successfully completed the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) (passing first time)
  • -successfully completed the Legal Practice Course (LPC) (passing first time)
  • -prior Paralegal experience would be an advantage but is not essential

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals with initiative, a proactive approach to problem solving and a real commitment to the job. In return for this we can offer you an excellent benefits package alongside a flexible, modern working environment equipped with the technology needed to enable you to balance the pressures of a busy role.

The ability to travel and work in all of our office locations is an essential requirement for this position.

LGSS Law Benefits

  • Local Government Pensions Scheme – considered to be one of the best employer contribution rates.
  • LGSS More 4 U Benefits Scheme – which gives you the chance to get discounts on things like travel and retail to help you save money every day.
  • Flexible working arrangements – we offer flexible hours and remote working. To give everyone a balanced work / life ratio.
  • A generous minimum annual leave entitlement of 23 days, plus public holidays. With the option to purchase more annual leave!

To apply for this position please complete our application form and return it to

To view the job description, view here

Closing date for applications: 3.00 pm on Friday 21 June 2019

Successful applicants must be available to attend our Huntingdon office for an interview and assessment day during July 2019.

The firm does not recruit on a rolling basis and therefore all candidates will be contacted to inform them of the outcome of their application (and next steps where relevant) within one month of the deadline date.

For a copy of the full Job Description and Person Specification and details of our other vacancies, please visit our website

If you have any questions or queries regarding our training programme and application process, please contact Helen Waterson by email

PLEASE NOTE: we will only accept applications where an application form has been completed