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Application Process

Information about Lewis Silkin's trainee application process.

What are we looking for?

  • “The candidates who have done the most to research into what we do and found a way to relate it to their own experience, often shine through.” Matthew Rowbotham, Training Recruitment Partner
  • As a firm, we are home to top tier talent within the industry, attracting innovative lawyers with ambition and drive. We concentrate our efforts on finding someone who possesses all the skills and attributes of our existing top talent. To secure a training contract with us you will therefore need to demonstrate solid commercial understanding and demonstrate a strong career focus. You’ll also need to be enthusiastic and motivated, possess strong communication skills and be able to act as a team player who works for the benefit of all.
  • When reviewing applications, we give as much attention to your experiences as we do to your academics. We do not have an automated filtering process; we review every single application thoroughly, taking account of your personal experience. 

Application Process



Applications Open*

Your chance to join our truly unique and innovative law firm.

*Belfast opens 2 November



Open Evening

We'll also be attending various online events, designed to give you an insight into Lewis Silkin. Visit our 'meet us' page to find out more.



Applications Close (Midday)

Make sure you submit your TC application in plenty of time.


Pre-selection Exercises

We shortlist up to 60 applicants to complete our pre-selection assessments. This includes a short online video interview, a written case study and an aptitude test.



Assessment Day

We shortlist up to 16 candidates to attend our Saturday assessment day for the final stage of our recruitment process.

Applications for our London and Cardiff 2025 Training Contracts open on 10 October. Apply here. Applications for our Belfast Training Contracts will open on 02 November.

For further details about our upcoming events, please visit our meet us page.

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