South-West leading light Thrings is a major player along the M4 corridor. We are a vibrant, expanding law firm with a diverse client base, offering excellent career prospects to ambitious trainees. We operate from offices in Bristol, Bath, Swindon, London and Romsey.

Current trainees feel that the firm offers plenty of ‘scope for career development’ and gives them ‘excellent levels of responsibility’ as well as a ‘wide range of work’, all of which combine to make them feel that they are in the thick of it.


Who are we?

We are a vibrant, expanding law firm with a diverse client base, offering excellent career prospects to ambitious trainees. We operate from offices in Bristol, Bath, Swindon, London and Romsey.

As a client-focused business, collaboration is a key part of how we work; employees frequently work together across the firm and share expertise and knowledge to best serve our clients needs. We are a full serviced law firm offering clients tailored specialist advice across a wide spectrum of service lines. Our sector expertise and industry knowledge is focused around a small group of discrete areas where we can offer clients strength in depth and a reputation that goes beyond our geographical reach. Agriculture, Banking and Finance, Retail, Health and Care, Private Client, and a growing International expertise all give trainees an opportunity to work with a wide array of clients with a variety of challenging and stimulating needs.

Who are you?

You’re a bright and proactive individual, with a real commercial awareness, who is keen to develop and learn through their training contract. We’re looking for people who are enthusiastic, able to think independently, but above all dedicated to a career in Law and making a difference for their clients through effective client relationships.  Ideally you would hold a 2:1 Degree, have already completed your LPC or have a course underway; you may have even completed the GDL/CPE (if applicable).  We are open to applicants who have a 2:2 Degree if you have paralegal experience.  What you need to demonstrate is that you grasp facts well, and can work out effective solutions quickly.  If you think that you fit the bill, we’re keen to hear from you.

What's in it for you?

We operate a structured two year training contract split into four six-month seats. You can expect to gain experience within at least three different practice areas, with a balance of contentious and non contentious work types.  You are likely to work in a number of our offices, which means you’ll benefit from working in different environments with different colleagues.

You will gain hands-on experience and responsibility from day one and you will get exposure to Partners, Associates and Solicitors alike to help you to develop the skills, setting you up for a great career in Law. You will get to work with a diverse client base with support from a dedicated supervisor who will hold regular 1:1’s, providing you with feedback to help you gain the exposure and skills you need to be a successful Thrings Solicitor. You will get the opportunity to attend training courses and events that are relevant to your career.

Not everything we do at Thrings is Legal; we have regular social events and make sure that all of our employees get a work/life balance, including organised events and charity days to support the local communities we live in. We’re proud to say we have “Just Because Days”, and we give everyone an extra day off for their birthday.  We offer a real career path for someone who is passionate and driven.  Additionally, we offer a competitive salary and benefits package.

How to apply...

We are now open to applications for our 2020 training contracts.

Applications close in February 2019 with assessments taking place later in 2019.

To apply, please click here to visit our applicant portal and upload a copy of your CV and covering letter outlining why you should be our next trainee.

And finally… Questions?


Friendly, relaxed culture with no sense of hierarchy…I have been sat next to my supervising partner in every seat.