Frequently asked questions

Below are some of our frequently asked questions.

If you still have any further questions, contact our recruitment team - we'd love to hear from you.

Frequently asked questions

Usually two years before you wish your Trainee Solicitor Pathway to commence.

The earliest you can apply is in the penultimate year of your degree (or equivalent).

Applications for our summer vacation scheme should be made by 15 March and for a Trainee Solicitor Pathway i.e. direct route by 3 May.

Yes, you will study the SQE with the College of Legal Practice.

We don’t require the GDL: we welcome degrees other than law and, if you have one, our SQE provider will give you a prep course before starting study for the SQE1 assessments to orientate you to law.

Once you’ve submitted an online application you won’t be able to add to/amend it, but you will be able to edit your contact details. 
 
If you wish to add additional information to your application please email the details to traineeapplications@brownejacobson.com before the closing date.

No, taking a gap year is fine.

Yes, from time to time we offer temporary and permanent contracts for legal assistants which are advertised on our dedicated careers website.

We have a blog called ‘ Future Lawyer blog’, written by our Future Lawyers, which gives you up to date information about the firm and what they’re up to.  

Our website should have all the information you need but if you have any further queries, please contact our recruitment team.

We do consider applications from candidates outside the EEA.

We don’t have a minimum grade requirement for A levels or degree: we look at people, not numbers.

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