If you think it’s a glamorous job, think again. We roll up our sleeves and get stuck in.

Because being a lawyer means thinking like an entrepreneur. It means having solid business sense, a sound understanding of our clients needs, sector specialist knowledge, a knack for spotting opportunities others can’t and having the courage to go after them.

The difference with us is we don’t just say it, we practice it.

Mark Teal - Head of Commercial Property

Where you go is up to you

Twenty-five of our former apprentices have gone on to gain full-time roles as legal secretaries, paralegals, administrators, and HR, IT and finance executives.

Twenty-six of our lawyers joined the firm as trainee solicitors fresh from law school. Sixteen of them went on to become partners.

Many of those partners have gone on to lead teams and departments and to work on the biggest cases with the biggest clients achieving national acclaim in the Legal 500 and Chambers guide.

This is what happens when you join Gosschalks. Unlike working for a big city firm, you’re not just another number.

If you have aspirations of becoming a partner, heading your own team, or helping to expand parts of the firm, tell us and we’ll help you get started.

Where you go is up to you. But we’ll be there every day to help you make it happen.

“I wanted to work in a busy and challenging environment to help progress my career and I certainly found that at Gosschalks. From day one I was involved with real clients on real cases and was made to feel like an important part of the team from the off. I feel like I have gained so much experience in such a short space of time.”

Emma Walley, Solicitor - Corporate department. Qualified 2017 after two years training with the firm.

Period of Recognised Training

Applications are now open for our 2021 graduate training programme.

With the firm growing year on year, we’re always looking for future solicitors, partners and leaders to join us.

Our initial selection criteria requires applicants to have achieved at least three A to C grades at A-Level or equivalent and to have achieved or be predicted at least a 2:1 in their degree (* in exceptional circumstances we will consider applicants whose grades do not meet the criteria).

To complete the application form please click here.

For help and advice, please contact our HR team on 01482 324252 or via email,

Please note: Gosschalks subscribes to the Voluntary Code to Good Practice in the Recruitment of Trainee Solicitors. Any offer of a period of recognised training will be conditional on your passing all heads of the Legal Practice Course.

Work Experience

Placements available for Easter and Summer 2019

Our work experience programmes are structured depending on the level of study you are at. We aim to tailor the experience so that your time with us is as informative and as valuable as possible.

The programme can play an important part in our recruitment process, should you apply for any roles with us in the future - we have the opportunity to see what you are like as much as you are able to see us!

The placements are for students in years 12 and 13 and students studying at University.

What do we want: You must have achieved or be on course to achieve three A to C grades at A-Level or equivalent and if at university be on course for at least at 2:1.

For those studying A-Levels we offer 2.5 days placement and for those at University up to 5 days.

This year, we will be offering work experience during Easter (Monday 8 April 2019 until Friday 19 April 2019) and during Summer (Monday 1 July 2019 until Friday 9 August 2019).

Closing date for 2019 applications:
Easter: Friday 1 March 2019
Summer: Friday 31 May 2019

Click here to apply for a place on our 2019 work experience programme

We always get a lot of requests for work experience and unfortunately we cannot accommodate everyone. If you do not hear from us once the closing date for the particular session you have applied for has passed, you have not been successful on this occasion.

For further information of any queries please contact us via