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Trainee Solicitors

Trainee solicitors 2021 and 2022

Why choose Peters & Peters?

We are a leading London practice with an outstanding reputation. Our work is fascinating, and you could become a key part of our team in a complex fraud case and have direct contact with clients and counsel. You might also be asked to assist in obtaining an urgent civil search and seizure order on behalf of a corporate claimant for example.

We are a friendly firm with a supportive culture. We regard our trainees highly and make every effort to help them become fully integrated into the practice both in our work and socially. We have an excellent retention rate. Four of our nine partners trained with us.

What do we do?

We specialise in the following areas of work:

  • Criminal fraud
  • Commercial litigation including international asset tracing work
  • Regulatory matters
  • Extradition and mutual legal assistance
  • Corporate compliance

What will you do?

As a trainee you will train in three separate seats:

  • Business Crime
  • Commercial Litigation / Civil Fraud
  • A non-contentious area of law e.g. corporate, dependent upon which exciting secondment you undertake

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for trainees with strong academic qualifications. We recruit from a wide range of universities, taking both law and non-law graduates who have achieved a degree at 2.1 level or above. Given the nature of our international practice, we are particularly interested in meeting candidates with fluency in foreign languages.

You must be committed to hard work and to a steep learning curve. Ideal candidates will have drive, enthusiasm and a sense of humour. Ours is very much a people business so you will also have to demonstrate strong presentation and communication skills.


In addition to your salary, we offer a generous benefits package which includes:

  • 25 days holiday
  • Pension scheme
  • Life assurance (4 x salary)
  • Free eye test and annual flu jab
  • Private medical insurance (BUPA)
  • Subsidised health club membership
  • Employee assistance (confidential telephone counselling service)

We are a friendly and sociable firm with many social activities taking place each year. These include parties, drinks and lunches as well as sporting activities such as football and netball. We run a range of clubs and have regular theatre, film and art gallery outings. We also actively engage in CSR (corporate social responsibility) activities and are currently raising funds for our chosen charitable cause, please click here to read more. Recent fundraising events have included a sky dive, abseil, dress-down days, CSR breakfasts and cake bakes. All staff are encouraged to get involved.

A view from a former trainee – Charlotte Tregunna

What do the directories say?

“Those looking to work at a ‘top-tier niche practice’ are attracted to Peters & Peters. The excellent standard of work means it is ‘ranked with magic circle firms in the areas it specialises in – business crime, commercial litigation and compliance. ‘A Lex 100 winner for client contact, living up to expectations, social life, friendliness and job satisfaction, expect a higher level of responsibility working in a fast-paced, challenging, but simultaneously exciting and rewarding environment. If you want to be part of a firm where so you will enjoy coming to work every day and where no two days are the same then take a closer look at Peters & Peters’.”

Lex 100 (2014)

“Litigation boutique Peters & Peters is a star in the world of white-collar crime.”

How to apply?

Applications for the training contract 2020 are now closed.

The application process for 2021 and 2022 training contacts will open in September 2019.

If you have any enquiries, you can contact our HR department on +44 (0)20 7822 7777.