What to expect

We believe in giving you maximum exposure

We believe in giving you maximum exposure. That’s why we offer more secondment opportunities than most law firms. On our training contract, you’ll complete four six-month seats. But even before the contract starts, you’ll benefit from our training and support.

Before you join us

Before you start your training contract at Fieldfisher, we’ll support you through your GDL and your LPC. We’ll keep in touch with you all the way through these two years, through a range of events and seminars. These include insight talks, Bridge to Practice modules, regular socials and involvement in firm wide charity and sports events.

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Help every step of the way

As a trainee, you’ll be able to choose from a diverse range of seats from Finance to Technology to Regulatory. You’ll also have the chance to get seconded to a number of our clients on exciting project work, or to our Silicon Valley office.

In every seat, you can look forward to working with a supervisor who’ll be a Senior Associate or Partner with a huge amount of legal experience. It’s their job to make sure you get the best experience in every seat, by providing you with a variety of client work and being on hand to offer all the support and guidance you need.

Harriet Seymour
Harriet Seymour, Partner and Trainee Supervisor

You’ll also be assigned a “buddy” - a Newly Qualified Solicitor (NQ) who will have been in your position not long ago. They’re there to answer all your questions – so don’t feel shy – they’ll know exactly how you’re feeling.

On top of all this your dedicated Graduate Team will be on hand to support you through your training contract experience.


Salary & benefits


  • Trainee starting salary £39,500
  • Newly Qualified Salary £70,000


  • Trainee starting salary £28,000
  • Newly Qualified Salary £42,500


  • Trainee starting salary £28,000
  • Newly Qualified Salary £42,500

GDL and LPC maintenance grants:

  • GDL £5,500
  • LPC £6,000

The University of Law, based near the office, is our preferred GDL and LPC provider and all fees are paid on your behalf.

Additional benefits:

  • Flexible benefits - Life assurance, Travel insurance, Income protection, Critical illness cover, Dental cover
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Interest free season ticket loan
  • Pension scheme - matched contributions up to 5%
  • Medical insurance

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