Trainee Solicitor Recruitment 

Information & How to Apply 

The application process for 2017 is now CLOSED. 

Thank you to everyone who submitted an application. We will be in touch. For your reference the key dates are listed below:

Key deadlines:

  • Applications open 1st May 2015
  • Application deadline is 5pm on 30th SEPTEMBER 2015 - all applications must be received before 5pm on this date
  • All applications will be considered following this deadline, no weight shall be given to the application submission date
  • Applicants being invited to first interview will be contacted by Friday 23rd October 2015 

In the meantime, please feel free to look around our site and see if JMW is for you and very best of luck with the recruitment process in the future. 

What we look for: 

Each year, we look for the very best new trainee solicitors to join us and to become part of the exciting future of this firm. We look for a strong academic record (a minimum of 2:1 degree level), as well as excellent interpersonal and team working skills, drive and enthusiasm. We would like candidates to show an ability to organise themselves and others, and that you can combine technical ability with a common sense approach to your work. We would also like to see some details about your other personal achievements and interests. We believe in recruiting the right people to help drive our business forward, which means that we are interested in you as an individual, and to hear how you feel your personal skills and qualities will benefit JMW. Some link to the local area is preferred but not essential. We are seeking candidates who can work to the very highest standards in order to meet our clients’ expectations.

What we provide:

JMW takes its training commitments very seriously and is proud of the fact that a number of our existing partners joined the firm as trainees.

Our trainees receive high quality training in at least 3 of our departments, working in both contentious and non contentious areas. We believe in giving our trainees very hands on experience, developing your legal skills and also ensuring that you learn to work effectively in a commercial environment.

Please note that we do not offer sponsorship to trainee candidates for LPC costs.


Please note all places on our 2016 intake are now filled and no further applications are being accepted. 

Thank you to everyone who has applied, as always we have been delighted at the level of interest that has been shown and the sheer volume of applications received from so many talented people. We are now working our way through the process of selecting the best candidates who will be our solicitors of the future. Very best of luck to all 2017 applicants. 

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" Interview hints and tips can be found in the links below. Good luck with your application and we hope to see you as a future trainee at the firm. "

Richard Powell - Head of Personal Injury and Traineee Scheme

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