Passionate About Law?
If you are passionate about law and are eager to help others, GoodLaw Solicitors LLP is the right place for you to be. We are always on the lookout for individuals with a strong client following to become a part of our family. We are a reputable law firm based in Brighton, Hove, Hassocks and Farnham, specialising in family law, property law, wills and probate, abuse claims, matters related to the court of protection, medical negligence and injury claims.
Get in touch with us for more information about jobs with GoodLaw Solicitors LLP in Sussex and Surrey.
General Applications for Positions at GoodLaw Solicitors LLP
We are always interested to hear from prospective candidates in all of our practice areas, particularly those candidates with a strong client following and an established base of contacts. Excellent remuneration and career progression is available for the successful candidate, together with a friendly and flexible working environment. We are particularly interested in candidates with a commercial/corporate background with a following.
The ideal candidate would be 3 years PQE with a following in their area of specialism.
If you wish to be considered for a position at GoodLaw Solicitors LLP, please contact Helen Davis at GoodLaw Solicitors LLP, Eastgate House, Dogflud Way, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7UD or by email at email@example.com enclosing your CV and a covering letter.
Training with GoodLaw Solicitors LLP
GoodLaw Solicitors LLP is a growing law firm with four offices in the South East. We want to encourage our lawyers to be the best that they can be and to grow our firm together, learning from each other as much as we can. We are looking for talented and enthusiastic prospective lawyers from all backgrounds to help us achieve this. GoodLaw Solicitors LLP accepts applications for Training Contracts (‘Period of Recognised Training’), Legal Executive and Licenced Conveyancer routes to training in the law.
Trainee solicitors – application process
Regardless of whether you have studied and successfully passed the LPC or SQE as a Trainee Solicitor, you will rotate seats every six or eight months over two years. At GoodLaw Solicitors LLP we cover a very wide range of legal practice, including contentious and non-contentious work. You will benefit from working with some of the best lawyers in the South East and you will be exposed to interesting and engaging work from the beginning of your training with us. You will be given responsibility to manage your own caseload under the supervision of our training team and lawyers.
We welcome applications from all graduates and undergraduates, not just those who have studied law.
Our training programme is managed by James King and Maxine Murray.
Applications for a Trainee Solicitor to undertake a period of recognised training are now closed.
Please check back in early 2024 for details of the September 2024 application process.
The process for applications for periods of recognised training is as follows:
- Please send an up-to-date CV and a covering letter to Maxine Murray either by post to GoodLaw Solicitors LLP, 4 Isetta Square, 35 New England Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 4GQ or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Successful applicants will have a first interview, which will involve a presentation on a specific topic, or a case analysis, followed by a general interview.
- After all the first interviews have taken place, we will offer the final applicants a second interview, which will involve a drafting exercise.
- We may invite applicants who have been invited to a second interview to complete a one week work experience assessment, but this will be decided on a case-by-case basis.
We require you to have finished the LPC or SQE before you commence a period of recognised training with GoodLaw Solicitors LLP. Trainees will be asked on preference for seats but will need to be flexible in terms of the needs of the firm and which office they will work in. We have offices in Brighton, Hove, Hassocks and Farnham.
Finally, we can offer time to count (a reduction in the time spent training) and this will be decided on a case-by-case basis. We will only consider qualifying work experience undertaken at GoodLaw Solicitors LLP.
Trainee ILEX and Trainee Licenced Conveyancers – application process
The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) and Council of Licenced Conveyancers offer alternative routes to qualifying as a lawyer. More information can be found at www.cilex.org.uk and www.clc-uk.org.
Given the more flexible nature of these forms of training, the fact that trainees generally stay in their chosen area, there is presently no fixed application process or deadlines. If you are interested in studying for these qualifications alongside working, please contact Maxine Murray either in writing at the address above or by email.
In relation to the Equivalent Means, which is open for paralegals who have completed the LPC and is an alternative to the period of recognised training, please contact Maxine Murray either in writing at the address above or by email.