Training Contracts

Adele Carter

Chief People Officer

+44 (0)7814 292 177
[email protected]

Applications for our 2022 training programme are now closed.

We recognise that our people are our biggest asset. We are therefore committed to developing our lawyers and offering a full and varied training programme for our trainee solicitors.

Training contracts are available in our Cardiff, London, and Swansea offices to commence in September each year. Our trainees are recruited 18 months ahead, therefore if you apply in December 2020 your application will be considered for a training contract to commence in September 2022.

We are a progressive commercial law firm which is reflected in our people. We, therefore, look for candidates who have a strong academic background and a keen interest in the commercial world. Practical work experience in a commercial environment (legal or otherwise) is also beneficial.

We have excellent retention rates and a high proportion of our trainees stay with us on qualifying.

For further information on our training contracts and how to apply, please see the FAQ section below:

What to expect during your training contract with Acuity Law?

During our training contract, candidates will undertake a six-month rotation covering four legal disciplines across the firm. Our core disciplines include:

• Commercial Property
• Corporate/Banking & Finance
• Commercial Litigation
• Employment
• Technology
• Commercial Contracts

We try to give our trainees the opportunity to develop their own careers by choosing which departments they wish to cover during their training contract. Therefore, whilst we will allocate your first seat, you will be invited to put forward your preferences for the remainder of your contract.
Our training contracts adopt a hands-on approach as we believe that you learn more by getting fully involved from the outset. You can also expect high levels of client interaction, partner-led supervision and engagement and real responsibility from your training contract.

We also have dedicated committees to ensure we deliver on employee well-being and corporate responsibilities, which are open for anyone to join and get involved with. Our social committees are very active, and our people love to get involved in charity bake-offs, netball matches, sponsored cycles, and quiz nights.

Who should apply?

If you have a natural drive to progress, a committed interest to work in the commercial legal world and a strong academic background, you should apply!

Candidates must have:
• A minimum of 3 A-Levels or equivalent at grades BBB or above;
• A degree level at 2:1 or above or working towards.

Candidates will be required to demonstrate that they are working towards a career in commercial law by gaining experience and taking commercial modules in their LPC (as applicable).

What is the application process?

Our application process opens from 1st October to 14th December each year. You will initially be required to complete our application form, which must be submitted by the 14th of December.

Our interview process consists of:

• an initial telephone interview, which will run between the 11th and 15th of January 2020 (20-30 minutes);
• an assessment day will take place on the 29th of January, consisting of group and written exercises, verbal and critical reasoning tasks, and an opportunity to meet our current trainees and junior lawyers within our firm;
• a final panel interview with our Partners.

Candidates will receive feedback and a final decision on their application on the 26th of February 2021.

How do you apply?

Please click on the link above and complete our application form. We look forward to receiving your application.

Diversity Statement

Acuity Law champions equality and diversity. All of our employees, officers, consultants, contractors, volunteers, interns, casual workers and agency workers as well as any job applicants, will receive equal treatment regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation.

Creating a workplace culture that celebrates equality and diversity doesn’t just make business sense, it’s the right thing to do. We recognise that by embracing and supporting diversity allows our lawyers and business to be more innovative and better positioned to succeed. We have a global, multicultural client base —we want to reflect that inside our own walls. We strive to create workplaces that reflect the clients that we work with and where everyone feels empowered to bring their “whole” selves to work. Everyone is welcome.


Words From Our Staff

  • Acuity is a friendly and nurturing place to train. The mentoring system helps ease new trainees into lawyer life and gives you access to support from all levels, from newly qualified solicitors to senior partners. Working in an open plan office promotes collaboration and you are constantly learning from senior members of the team, hearing them on the phone and interacting with a wide range of clients

    Charlotte Waite