Trainee solicitors

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Whatever stage of your studies you are at, or even if you are looking for a career change, these next few pages are designed to give you a real insight into why you should choose to apply to Royds Withy King to start your career in law.

Choosing your training contract


Choosing your training contract is one of the most important career decisions you will make and it’s important that you think carefully about the firm you want to work for. At Royds Withy King you will get all the support and training you require in order to gain a broad spectrum of experience. You will be part of the team, doing real work from day one, helping you to qualify as an exceptional solicitor.


“What’s different at Royds Withy King is the cultural attitude of the firm. It’s informal and as a trainee that really helps if you need to approach a partner for guidance on a particular question. I’ve never been refused that time or attention, no matter which department I’ve worked in. It’s a nurturing environment and I’ve never been scared of anyone or any situation. It makes a tremendous difference to have a positive learning environment”Lucy Crawford, Associate Solicitor (Clinical Negligence)


Read our latest trainee blogs!

Why choose a seat in Commercial Property? by Krista Holliston

Paralegal to trainee: the easy path? by Abigail Sutcliffe

Dear Diary: A day in my life as a trainee solicitor by Elizabeth Painter

Location, Location, Location.. or maybe not? by Charlotte Newlyn

What to expect when qualifying as a solicitor by Juliette Sanderson Neil

Training contract application hints & tips by Charlotte Fisher

The law becomes real- Insights from a first seat trainee solicitor by James Barratt

5 top tips for future trainees by Ivelina Morris

A trainee’s guide to networking by Charlotte Webb

Runners up at the annual Law South Mooting Competition by Charlotte Prideaux

Finding the firm that fits by Sheridan Zegveldt

Life as a Royds Withy King trainee – the extra bits by Laura Podger

Assessment Centre – hints and tips by Adam Tait

Perseverance as a paralegal paid off by Stephanie Hopcroft

Transitioning to a New Seat- A Trainee’s Guide by Charlotte Prideaux

Professional Skills Course- The final hurdle or a valuable introduction to legal skills? By Charley Ebbutt

Trainees’ five top tips for attending a law fair by Lydia Excell

Becoming a trainee with a non-law degree by Adam Tait

A Week in the Life of a Private Client trainee by 

10 things you need to know before starting a training contract by Hannah Welbourn

Applications to law firms – how to stand out from the crowd by Natalie Pring

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