Hughes Paddison Training Contract Programme

Hughes Paddison Training Contract Programme

Hughes Paddison offers a varied training programme which will provide a trainee with a strong foundation upon which to develop their legal career. Hughes Paddison provides services to individuals and businesses. Based in Cheltenham, we look after clients all over the South West, UK and internationally.

We have a wealth of knowledge across a number of legal specialisms and, in recent years, the firm has seen growth particularly in our commercial offering to clients. Not only does the diverse nature of the legal services we provide to clients ensure that client's needs are met, it also provides our lawyers with the opportunity to engage in a training programme, enabling trainees a solid platform from which they can develop a career.

Hughes Paddison invests in people and it is our aim, when recruiting trainees that those trainees develop their careers through a matrix working towards their career goals for the future.

We are delighted to announce that we have been nominated for an award in recognition of Hughes Paddison being a top performer when it comes to support of trainees and junior lawyers. Read more about it here.

We have designed our training contract to ensure that trainees spend six months in each seat. This gives our trainees an idea as to whether or not this is a seat that they can flourish and develop within. We look towards tailoring the last three to six months of a 24 month training contract to enable the trainee to return to their seat of choice or the seat that they excelled in during their training contract in order to meet their interests and our business needs at the time.

We operate a dual appraisal system per seat, giving trainees feedback mid-seat and at the end of each seat with advice and guidance as to what to work on and how to hone their skills.

During your training contract you will work alongside directors and senior lawyers. The firm likes to give responsibility to those trainees that show promise. We ensure that trainees experience contentious and non-contentious work and follow SRA guidelines and practices.

For full details of How to Apply, please click here. To read about the experiences of members of the Hughes Paddison team that have been through the Programme and progressed in the business, please click here.  Applications are now open. The closing date for applications is 10 August 2020.  You will be contacted only if you have secured an invitation to interview which will take place in September 2020. 

Please email your application to Teresa Dalton. We look forward to hearing from you.