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Thorntons is one of Scotland’s top four independent law firms, providing the full range of legal services for individuals, families and businesses. Thorntons are one of the few genuinely full service law firms in Scotland, which means that their lawyers can gain legal experience in a broad range of areas but ultimately develop expertise in the specialism of their choice. They have offices across Scotland and can offer you an exciting career wherever you would like to work.

Thorntons values are Inspiring, Community and Human and they live by their brand promise to “Do What’s Right” for their clients, communities and colleagues.

Thorntons Law LLP

Thorntons are passionate about sustainability, innovation, diversity and inclusion and have ambitious plans for future growth across Scotland. Thorntons pride themselves on their warm, friendly culture, open pathways to progression and first class training and believe that all of this combines to make Thorntons a great place start your legal career.

Thorntons recruits around 18 Trainees each year. Thorntons recruit some of their Trainees from their Summer Placement Programme and some from their General Graduate Recruitment programme.

Applications for Summer Placements in 2023 will open in December 2022.

 A Training Contract with Thorntons comprises four 6 month seat rotations.

Thorntons offer one of the most varied Training Contracts in Scotland so you can get the chance to experience a broad range of practice areas before you specialise. With Thorntons, you can experience commercial areas such as Corporate, Intellectual Property, Employment, Commercial Property, Commercial Litigation, Land & Rural Business and more personal legal areas such as Family Law, Personal Injury & Medical Negligence, Immigration, Private Client, Civil Litigation and Residential Conveyancing.

Thorntons can offer you a broad or more focussed Training Contract, depending on your areas of interest.

Whatever your career ambitions, Thorntons will provide you with invaluable training, experiences and support throughout your Training Contract. You will work with Scottish, UK and international clients and will have client contact from the very start of your Training Contract, with the full support of your Training team behind you. It is important to them that Trainees at Thorntons have all the help they need around them.

Thorntons is an ambitious and growing firm and most of their Trainees stay on with them after they qualify. 

Applications for 2024 Training Contracts are currently open and close on 5 September 2022.

Further information about Training Contracts can be found on their website. [external site]

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