Trainees & Paralegals

”A career with Judge & Priestley allows you to develop as a solicitor in a friendly and supportive surrounding. You will have the opportunity to experience various areas of law before looking to specialise in a particular field. You will have client contact from day 1 and, under the guidance of senior staff you will learn all the skills necessary to excel in the law. We work with many different clients, ranging from large and well known businesses to local individuals. Our friendly approach to our clients is mirrored with the friendly and inclusive working environment offered to all our staff.” ~ Steven Taylor, Managing Partner

Our Aim

We want to recruit talented people to join J&P and remain within the firm.  We nurture our graduates, to progress them through a journey and grow their careers. We see investing in our graduates as investing in the J&P future.

J&P has a unique culture which is underpinned by our ethos of Expert, Professional and Friendly, where our staff work hard and strive to offer the best service to our clients of the utmost quality.

By joining J&P you will be working closely with expert solicitors who understand the learning and training process a newly recruited graduate would need to follow.  You will have the opportunity to get involved with a variety of work from our diverse client base and be motivated to strive to move up the career path.

We hope that you choose to apply.  Working at J&P can be hard work and challenging at times but it is rewarding and is the first step to you building a long career with us. Our aim is to :

  • To attract talented graduates who are keen to embark on a career in law
  • To introduce and implement diversification in recruitment strategy
  • To train and develop talent for the future needs of the business

Benefits for graduates:

  • Structured training and career development plan
  • Gaining invaluable experience in several areas of law
  • Securing greater employment opportunities
  • Being part of a forward thinking and progressive firm ranked in Legal 500

What we expect from you

Naturally we are looking for individuals who can demonstrate strong academic performance, but it’s not just about qualifications. We’re looking for talented open-minded, friendly people who are passionate about a career in law, but also curious about people, business and the world around them.

A 21st Century Lawyer needs to exhibit a wide range of skills and characteristics including commercial awareness, communications skills, planning, organisation, critical thinking and of course commitment and self-motivation. Our challenge to you will be to deliver both personal and professional development with our guidance and support.  

Our aim is to recruit graduates who will later progress to being the firm’s future lawyers and potential partners. So if you think this sounds like you, why not apply to join Judge and Priestley?

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