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
“My training contract interview at Farleys stood out for me as it was incredibly warm and inviting. This welcoming atmosphere has continued throughout my time here at Farleys. Everyone I have come across in the different offices and teams I have joined have always been easy to talk to, willing to help and provide support. As well as providing a friendly atmosphere, Farleys has given me the opportunity to develop my skills through its varied and challenging work.”
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 skill and who will work as part of a wider team to deliver exceptional client experience.
We take on up to four trainees per year so the application process is strict
We are looking for candidates with:
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.
“Aside from professional development, Farleys has given me the chance to develop as a person. I’m actively encouraged to attend external networking events and social events within the firm; in doing so, I’ve made some great friends and useful connections going forward.
I’ve become a much more confident person both professionally and personally. I’d encourage anyone to consider applying as I feel as though it’s a great place to work and develop.”
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. The seats are offered across our North West offices in Blackburn, Preston, Accrington, Burnley, Manchester and Shadsworth.
There are fantastic long term prospects we can offer you a supportive environment to flourish in. This role is a great opportunity to play a key part in continued success of our team and is probably the 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 a firm, to then become solicitors. More than 50% of our current solicitors completed their training with Farleys rising to more than 70% of the firms Partners. Our awards winning training programme also continues to be part of our long-term strategy for growing talent and fostering ‘Farleys people’ from within
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.
The application window for training contracts commencing in September 2024 is now closed. We will reopen our application window for training contracts commencing in September 2025 in January 2024.
We truly value and appreciate the feedback we receive from our clients, as we look to improve the services we offer on an ongoing basis