Laceys Solicitors incorporating HLF


Our Trainee Recruitment Programme

In order to qualify as a solicitor, in addition to either a degree, usually in law, or membership of the Institute of Legal Executives, a trainee has to find a position with a firm of solicitors to undertake a Training Contract, allowing  the trainee to gain hands on experience in a firm environment supplementing the mainly academic knowledge gained so far.

The Training Contract period provides the opportunity for the trainee to work across different Departments the firm has to offer and decide which specialist area to choose moving forward.

In addition to the work experience you will gain, Laceys make it a priority to ensure you are well looked after during your training. Our proven track record of retaining our trainees once they have qualified reflects this.

All our trainees have received their Practising Certificates and we have enjoyed celebrating their success with them.

We normally recruit 2 trainee solicitors a year starting in September and applications are accepted during the June and July,  just over two years before the start date.  In addition, we also provide training for Legal Executives in various departments of the firm.

Please note our next available trainee position will be for 2020.  Applications will be accepted between 1st June 2018 – 1st August 2018.

Please email our Marketing Administrator, Gemma Freeman at    She will then respond by sending our application form to you,  for completion by the deadline date.



  • “As a growing and highly regarded firm, Laceys has provided me with a fantastic start to my career. My training principal worked with me to form a training programme that not only suited the firm, but also took my interests into account. I experienced comprehensive training in every seat which gave me fantastic grounding to know the area I wanted to specialise in when qualified. I would certainly recommend Laceys to anyone looking to work in this profession.”

    Ella Gould, Solicitor - Corporate and Commercial / Employment

  • “I was attracted to Laceys by the firm’s excellent reputation within the local area, as well as their broad spectrum of services provided. I was able to gain experience in many varied departments during my Training Contract and always felt that I was supported throughout. Since I have qualified, the firm has encouraged me to develop my areas of expertise within my chosen department and I particularly enjoy the friendly and approachable culture of Laceys.”

    Victoria Jarmolkiewicz, Solicitor - Residential Property

  • “I applied for a training contract at Laceys as it is a well established firm in Dorset, with a remarkable reputation, excellent professionals and a friendly atmosphere. I am very pleased with the level of support and supervision I have been receiving since I started the training contract and the hands on experience. It has been challenging at times however I have always felt supported as Laceys has an “open door” policy and solicitors and partners have always been available to answer my queries. A training contract at Laceys is a great start to a future solicitor’s career.”

    Sofia Goncalves, Trainee Solicitor


Whatever your legal requirement, whether it be business or personal, our specialist teams are professional, prompt and personal, and will always strive to deliver practical solutions in the most cost effective way.

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