Training Contracts

Recruiting Outstanding Trainee Solicitors


At Allington Hughes Law we are passionate about recruiting and retaining outstanding staff. We take a great deal of time over the recruitment of trainee solicitors, this is done for good reason. We recruit trainees as the future of our firm therefore it is important that the right candidates are selected.

Applications for Training Contracts will be accepted from 9am on 1st September until 5pm on 30th November each year with a view to commencing a training contract in September of the following year. Applications submitted outside of this period will not be considered.

To help you decide whether this role would suit you these are some of the things that we look for in the ideal candidate for the role:-

  • A genuine interest in our firm.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the geographical locations that we serve.
  • An understanding of the services that we offer.
  • Knowledge of the things that affect our firm on a day to day basis.
  • An awareness of the legislation that may impact on our firm.

The application process:-

Stage 1: Applicants are invited to submit a Curriculum Vitae together with a covering letter between the above dates.

Stage 2: Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an initial interview.

Stage 3: Applicants who are successful during interview will be invited to spend a day at our offices to get to know our firm better.

Stage 4: The final shortlist of applicants will be invited to complete a short presentation on a topic of the applicant’s choosing.

Please send your application to [email protected]

If you have any questions regarding the role please contact Director, Ian Barnes, who is based primarily at our Wrexham office at 10 Grosvenor Road, Wrexham, LL11 1SD or by email to [email protected]

Work experience placements

Allington Hughes Law offer students the opportunity for a week’s work experience working in both either our Wrexham, Chester or Llanrwst offices. During this week, students will gain insight into how a busy legal practice operates from day to day, the work carried out by the various departments, the values of Allington Hughes and the culture within the firm.

The week will provide the successful students with invaluable experience and will prepare them for the next stage in their career, be that starting the Legal Practice Course or starting their training contract. By working alongside our lawyers on active cases, the students will gain insight into the day to day working life of a lawyer and how each departments works in practice.

Two successful candidates will be chosen for a week’s work experience. The week will be in August at a date to be confirmed and agreed.

To apply, please send your CV and a short essay (no more than 250 words) with your views on the question below to [email protected] or by post to – 10 Grosvenor Road, Wrexham, LL11 1SD. 

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: Friday 28th June at 5 pm

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