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About Farleys Solicitors LLP
About Farleys Solicitors LLP

Training Contracts

Our application window for training contracts to start in September 2023, is now closed.  

Our next round of applications will open in January 2023, for training contracts to start in September 2024.

If you have any queries about the application process, you can get in touch with us on:

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.

My training contract at Farleys was both challenging and rewarding. I was given the opportunity to further my knowledge of types of law in which I had a real interest and I was encouraged to work independently as part of a supportive team. – Ariella Jones

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. The seats are offered across our North West offices in Blackburn, Preston, Accrington, Burnley, Manchester, and Shadsworth.

I was made to feel very welcome at Farleys and had the chance to participate in a big variety of charity, social and networking events. I’d absolutely recommend training at Farleys! – Ariella Jones

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. More than 50% of our current solicitors completed their training with Farleys rising to more than 70% of the firm’s Partners. Our award 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 to start in September 2023, is  now closed. In the meantime, if you have any questions about our training programme, please email

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