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Sue Greaves
Training Partner

Trainee Solicitors

We generally take only two or three trainee solicitors each year, and look for candidates who have a genuine interest in our firm and in at least one of our specialisms. Wrigleys is a specialist firm that concentrates on specific areas of law, all of which are non-contentious.

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It is always our aim to retain our trainees on qualification. A number of our current partners trained with the firm.

Recruitment Process

We are now accepting applications for training contracts (periods of recognised training) to start in September 2024.

Please note that for these roles we are seeking applications from candidates able to use the LPC and period of recognised training route to qualification. If you are not able to use that route, and propose instead to qualify by the SQE route, please await updates to this page for further information.

Our recruitment process is as follows:

  • Please apply by sending your CV and a covering letter by email to
  • Please ensure that your CV includes all of your academic qualifications, subjects and grades. If it does not, we will not be able to progress your application.
  • We may run a Vacation Scheme, in May/June/July 2022. If we do so, applications received by 30 April will be considered for this. We will select candidates based on their applications, and on short informal interviews.
  • We are not able to offer any work experience outside of the Vacation Scheme, so if you are not applying for a 2024 training contract, please do not request work experience. We will not be able to accommodate or reply to any such enquiries.
  • The closing date for all 2024 training contract applications is 31 July 2022. Applications received after this date will not be considered. Applications received after 30 April will be considered for a training contract interview, but will not be eligible for the Vacation Scheme.
  • Candidates will be selected and invited for training contract interviews in August. We expect that some, but not all, of the candidates we interview will have been on our Vacation Scheme, if we have been able to run one.
  • Offers will be made shortly after the interviews have taken place.
  • We aim to reply to all applications, but if you have applied and have not heard from us by the end of August 2022, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful.

Qualifications Required

  • The minimum qualifications are a degree, not necessarily in law, backed up with good results at A level or equivalent. A 1st class or 2:1 degree is preferred, though applicants with a 2:2 will be considered if the rest of their application is sufficiently strong.
  • We look for interesting, high quality applications that demonstrate enthusiasm for our firm and for at least one of our specialist areas of work. We appreciate that it can be difficult for candidates to gain experience in one of our fields prior to applying, but we do look for some evidence of an interest in our specialisms, either in your experience or in your covering letter. Details of our specialisms can be found here:

We are committed to providing equal opportunities in employment.

Your Period of Recognised Training

We are able to offer seats in the following areas:

  • Property
  • Private client, trusts, probate and tax planning
  • Pensions
  • Charities (including employment and commercial issues for charities and not for profit organisations)
  • Court of Protection

Wrigleys undertakes no litigation or contentious work as such, but training and experience in contentious matters (as is required by the SRA Practice Skills Standards) is available through secondment to another firm.

Trainees at Wrigleys are given early responsibility and make an important contribution to our teams. We offer competitive trainee and NQ salaries, and we have excellent retention rates on qualification.


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