Because we like our trainees to get their hands dirty

You will be involved in quality work, right from the outset, whether it is a corporate or property transaction or a contentious dispute. Training at Howes Percival is about much more than administrative tasks and involvement in isolated issues. We like our trainees to really get their hands dirty, to work as part of the team and to be involved in matters from start to finish.

Because we want you to be the best that you can be

We appreciate that starting a training contract can be a very daunting experience and that you will need support throughout your training. We want you to be the best that you can be and you can only do this if you are supported and nurtured through your training. At Howes Percival support can be found not only through the officially appointed training principal but also through the assistant training principal, your supervisors, other trainees and members of the team.

Because we are prepared to invest in your future

We invest time, money and resources in our trainees to ensure that you have the best start possible for your legal career. In addition to the day to day training which you will receive in your seats, all trainees participate in a comprehensive professional skills course which is specifically tailored to the issues you will face in a commercial law firm.

Because trainees are an integral part of our team

We see trainees as the future of the firm and so believe it is important to listen to the ideas and suggestions of our trainees. We accomplish this through regular trainee meetings and an open door policy. Trainees are encouraged to get involved in all aspects of firm life and at Howes Percival your opinions will be listened to and respected.

Because we offer good career progression

We invest heavily in our trainee solicitors and we aim to retain 100% of our trainees. Regular meetings are held with our trainee solicitors to discuss their career aspirations.

Because we offer a competitive salary and benefits package

Our benefits and rewards are highly competitive. In addition to a competitive trainee solicitor salary and NQ starting salary we offer a range of benefits and a flexible benefits package.

Because we have been rated top in 2 categories with The Lex 100

Howes Percival is a winner in 2 categories in The Lex 100 – a comprehensive guide to training contracts at the UK’s top law firms.

We are a winner in the following categories:

  • Job satisfaction
  • Financial remuneration

Among other things, the guide praises our  ‘vision’, ‘mission’ and ‘ethos – being a people-centric firm with strong ties to the local community’.as well as our ‘‘good reputation for being friendly and approachable'.