Our Recruitment Process


Our Ethos

At Fladgate LLP we offer you the unique opportunity to combine a first class education programme and real-hands on experience. Our trainees form an integral part of the team and are given exposure to clients and high-quality work from an early stage. As a trainee at Fladgate LLP you are an investment in our future and we hope that your training contract is only the first stage in a long and successful career with the firm.


Who we are looking for

We look for the best. We value academic ability, previous work experience and relevant extra-curricular activities. We seek candidates who demonstrate high levels of commercial awareness and business acumen, enthusiasm and leadership potential.

Our minimum requirement is a 2.1 degree and “ABB” at “A” Level or equivalent. We welcome applications from law and non-law graduates.

To learn more about our Training Principal Matthew Williams’s opinion please click here.

What We Offer

We offer a comprehensive sponsorship package to our trainees who have yet to undertake the GDL and/or the LPC.  We will pay the course fees of all our future students who study with our exclusive training partner the University of Law (ULaw) for the GDL and/or the LPC.  We will also provide a maintenance loan of £6,000 per annum for studying the course(s) in London and £5,000 per annum for studying the course(s) outside of London.  The maintenance loan is repaid during the training contract.

We also offer a competitive salary plus benefits as follows:

  • Holiday: 26 days
  • Life assurance
  • Staff introduction bonus
  • New business bonus
  • Group income protection scheme
  • Interest-free season ticket loan
  • Interest-free sports club loan
  • Private medical scheme
  • Group personal pension scheme

The Training Programme

When you join the firm you will complete a comprehensive induction programme to introduce you to the firm, our procedures and our business plan.

We provide a programme of seminars and practical workshops on basic and advanced legal skills during each of your four seats. This includes, in the first few weeks of each seat, three or four sessions on the topics you will come across most often, with a step by step guide to drafting relevant documents. In addition, as a trainee, you are invited to attend all other departmental meetings and training sessions as well as training sessions within the department where you are sitting.

On-the-job training is the key to your development. You will work on a variety of deals both large and small. Where possible you will deal direct with the client and you will be given every opportunity to develop your drafting and negotiating skills in real life situations. You are given the opportunity to shine and fulfil your potential from day one.

We will pay for your Professional Skills Course which will be undertaken externally.


All Fladgate sponsored LPC students study the LPC MSc in Law, Business and Management at ULaw.  The electives you are required to undertake are:

  • Advanced Real Estate Law & Practice
  • Commercial Dispute Resolution Law & Practice
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law & Practice

For details of our sponsorship package, please refer to the What We Offer section.

The Lex 100

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Chambers Student Guide

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