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About Farleys Solicitors LLP

Training Contracts

Please note: Applications for all training contracts have now closed. Applications for training contracts commencing in September 2021 will open soon – Date TBC.

Become a Farleys Trainee

Farleys’ award-winning training programme aims to nurture the solicitors who will shape the firm of the future. Long gone are the days of stereotypically stuffy, boring solicitors; Farleys are a friendly, approachable bunch who pride themselves on the provision of legal expertise with a down to earth approach.

I found that I personally shared many of the core values emphasised by Farleys, such as a focus on the local community and taking a friendly, customer care-driven approach in all areas of the business. – Adil Anwar

Originally established in Blackburn, we can now be found in six locations across Lancashire and Greater Manchester. With our continued expansion comes a range of training opportunities enabling trainees to experience many different practice areas before deciding which direction to take their career in.

All of our staff are friendly, easy to talk to and engage with. We listen and are flexible and innovative in our tactics and methods, and looking for applications from candidates who demonstrate a strong academic background, excellent client care and interpersonal skills and who will work as part of a wider team to deliver exceptional client experience.

Some legal firms provide for an intimidating working environment and that really wasn’t for me. I attended an interview [with Farleys] and just knew it was a good fit! – Jenny Goodwin

Do You Have What it Takes?

We take on up to four trainees per year so the application process is strict.

We are looking for candidates with:

  • A 2:1 or above degree
  • Enthusiasm
  • Problem solving skills
  • A passion for helping people

Any relevant work experience undertaken will also be considered favourably but is not imperative if you can show you are proactive and have excellent communication skills.

What We Can Offer You

Our training contract programme offers 4 seats across a wide selection of our practice areas, including civil litigation, personal injury, family, property, corporate and commercial, and dispute resolution, amongst others.

Another rewarding aspect which I had not anticipated in advance has been gaining the trust of my colleagues, and reaching the stage where they feel confident enough to leave important tasks with me. – Adil Anwar

There are fantastic long term prospects to develop your career at Farleys and we are confident we can offer you a supportive environment to flourish in. This role is a great opportunity to play a key part in the continued success of our team and is probably best demonstrated by our staff retention – the average length of service is an impressive 10 years, 11 months.

Numerous support staff have progressed through the ranks here, training part-time whilst working at the firm, to then become solicitors. Our award winning training programme also continues to be part of our long-term strategy for growing talent and fostering ‘Farleys people’ from within.

I had the opportunity to network from day one, attending different corporate events. I was treated like an adult and although I was closely supervised, I was given responsibility from day one. – Jenny Goodwin

In addition to well-rounded training offering a good range of work, Farleys also offers a brilliant work/life balance with an excellent team atmosphere; we encourage our trainees to get involved in CSR activities including fundraising and team-building exercises.

We will be accepting applications for training programmes commencing September 2019 from 1st January – 31st January 2019. Please note: no applications will be accepted outside of this time.

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