Michelmores LLP brochure 2017/18

Graduate Opportunities

CONTENTS

Welcome

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Life in the South West Our shared values

Our sectors

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Recent deals and instructions

International

Meet our Partners

Our offices

Events

Application process

Meet our Trainees and Solicitors

Our Graduate Scheme Summer Vacation Scheme 

Assessment days

Training, development and support

Trainee development Meet our Trainees

Benefits Key dates

gradrecruitment@michelmores.com | 01392 687763 | www.michelmores.com

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WELCOME TO

MICHELMORES

W elcome to our 2017/18 graduate recruitment brochure. I’m Sacha Pickering and I am a Partner in the Banking & Restructuring team, and the Firm’s Training Principal. Together with the Firm’s Graduate Partners who you can meet on the next page, I have the pleasure of being involved in the recruitment

of our talented Trainees – and seeing them develop into highly respected, well-rounded legal and commercial advisors. I hope this brochure gives you a real insight into what it is like to work and train at Michelmores. Please get in touch if you have any questions – we are always keen to hear from you.

Sacha Pickering, Training Principal

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OUR GRADUATE PARTNERS

I’m Sally Rice, a Partner in the Transactional Real Estate team. Trainees at Michelmores have a very important role to play within the Firm and I really enjoy being part of their recruitment and development. I oversee our Trainees during their time in the Transactional Real Estate team. Whilst in the team, we ensure that we provide our Trainees with high levels of responsibility on a wide variety of matters and access to a range of quality clients, including national banks and well known building developers. I’m Ben Hogan, a Partner in the Projects team. When recruiting Trainees, our approach is to ‘recruit to retain’. We view our Trainees as the Firm’s future Associates, Senior Associates and Partners and therefore our recruitment and trainee development processes are very important to the continued success of our Firm. Michelmores provides a great opportunity for Trainees to develop their skills and knowledge, whilst working alongside renowned leaders in their field – many of whom directly supervise our Trainees through their training contract. I’m Jennifer Ridgway, a Partner in the Tax, Trusts & Succession team. I moved to Michelmores from a large city firm and chose Michelmores because I wanted to continue to do high quality work for excellent clients, but be based in the South West. Michelmores hasn’t disappointed. Our Solicitors advise a range of clients, including private and public organisations and private individuals, in all sectors across the UK and 10-15% of our work has an international element. There are opportunities at all levels, from Trainees to Partners, to get involved in this exciting and varied work. I’m Alexandra Watson, a Partner in the Corporate team. The opportunities open to our Trainees are so varied – with a total of four seats covering a diverse range of disciplines, but also the opportunity to undertake a seat at our London or Bristol offices, as well as in Exeter. Our Trainees are encouraged to get involved in every aspect of Michelmores life – from CSR initiatives and sports, to marketing, sector groups and secondments. You can learn more about these activities in our Trainee interviews and online blog.

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LIFE IN THE

SOUTH WEST

Located in the South West, Exeter is consistently ranked highly in the best places to live in the UK – and for good reason. Not only is it home to many large organisations such as the Met Office and many other businesses, it also offers a great lifestyle outside of work. Exeter offers a unique mix of busy city life, whilst sweeping countryside and idyllic beaches are just a stone’s throw away.

Set around a historic harbour, Bristol is the South West’s largest urban hub. Named as England’s first ‘cycling city’, it is home to over 450 parks and green spaces and offers easy access to all of the highlights of the South West. Bristol also boasts an impressive mix of theatres, live music venues and festivals.

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Pictured left to right: Exeter Chiefs are located near to the Exeter office, Exmouth beach 20 minutes from Exeter, Exeter Cathedral, Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol, Dartmoor National Park, shopping and eateries in Exeter.

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OUR SHARED VALUES

At Michelmores, our shared values are what separates us from the rest.

INDIVIDUALITY

The source of excellence lies in the differences between us as individuals. We encourage our people to play to their individual strengths within a collaborative working environment, which is how we build a strong and diverse team.

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CLIENTS

ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT

Putting the client at the heart of everything we do is what really gets results. We put ourselves in our clients’ shoes, to see the world from their perspective. After all, it’s our job to understand our clients’ commercial challenges and to provide expert solutions.

Entrepreneurial spirit is the backbone of innovation. We’re looking for people that challenge the norm, take initiative and spot the gaps to develop truly great ideas. We attract and retain unrivalled talent, so you will be in good company.

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OUR SECTORS

At Michelmores we take a sector approach because we understand that clients don’t always think of things from a legal perspective. They focus on their own challenges and the potential impact on their business or organisation. We take this approach in order to better understand our clients and offer tailored legal advice informed by our shared sector knowledge.

STRATEGIC SECTORS

REAL ESTATE

PRIVATE WEALTH

The Real Estate sector is a key pillar of both the UK and global economies – a sector which continues to evolve within our challenging economic climate. Our team provides a full range of expertise, including planning, funding, environmental, tax, estate management and secured lending.

FINANCE & INVESTMENT

Our Private Wealth team provides a wide range of advice to individuals, families and their personal and business interests as well as the banks, wealth management entities and other advisers that protect their key assets.

We act for many of the major banks, finance institutions and insurers in the UK and internationally. The Finance & Investment sector is broken down into sub-groups which reflect our expertise in banking, insurance, investment funds and wealth management.

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CORE SECTORS

EDUCATION

ENERGY

PUBLIC SECTOR

Our Education team is dedicated to providing high-quality advice to over 150 schools, as well as universities and higher education colleges across the UK. The team is well known for its innovative work with maintained schools, academies and free schools.

Our Energy team work at the forefront of the energy sector, both in the UK and internationally. The team delivers specialist legal advice, and consists of lawyers drawn from our commercial, corporate, banking, environmental, property and planning teams.

We are the legal partner of choice for over 150 public sector clients across England and Wales, including Central Government departments, executive agencies, non- departmental public bodies and local authorities.

AGRICULTURE

MANUFACTURING

RETAIL

We have the largest team of agricultural solicitors in the country, offering practical and commercial advice to landowners, farming businesses, landed estates, institutions and others with interests in land and the wider rural economy.

We advise a wide range of clients in the manufacturing, engineering and technology sectors. This specialist sector group delivers commercial legal advice, from the acquisition and disposal of companies, employment, IP, dispute resolution, to the acquisition of land and premises.

Our Retail team advise retailers across the UK, providing proactive, clear advice on all aspects of the retail sector, including commercial contracts, employment matters, intellectual property, IT and outsourcing, supply chain contracts and property investment.

VISIT

WWW.MICHELMORES.COM

TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OUR WORK

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RECENT DEALS AND INSTRUCTIONS

SUCCESSION GROUP

SUNBIRD BIOENERGY

Some of our recent deals and instructions include:

Advised Succession Group on its acquisitions of Chambers Group and Plan4Wealth, for a total consideration in excess of £10m. Michelmores has now acted for Succession Group on 13 acquisitions.

Advised Sunbird Bioenergy on the transfer of ownership of Addax Bioenergy Limited, a pioneering bioethanol and renewable electricity operation in Sierra Leone, to a group of investors led by the Sunbird Group.

LARGE ESTATES

Instructed by several large estates in Devon, Wiltshire and Shropshire to advise on everything from estate succession to employment issues and property acquisition.

YELVERTON PROPERTIES DEVELOPMENTS LTD.

WESTMINSTER DIOCESE

Instructed by Westminster Diocese to act on the academy conversions of 52 schools.

Advised Yelverton Properties Developments Ltd. on £3.5m stadium improvements to Exeter City Football Club’s St James Park.

LARGE INTERNATIONAL BANK

Appointed to the panel of a large international bank to advise their clients on various private client related matters, such as tax and estate planning.

THE LONDON BOROUGH OF HARINGEY

Instructed by The London Borough of Haringey regarding a funding contribution to be made by the Council to the new 61,559 capacity Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. The new development is to incorporate a new public square, conference facilities, hotel and a skywalk.

LEYTON ORIENT HOLDINGS LIMITED

Advised Leyton Orient Football Club owner, Leyton Orient Holdings Limited, on the sale of the club to business consortium Eagle Investments 2017 Limited.

NATIONAL CHARITY

Advised a large, national charity in a high-profile disputed will case.

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INTERNATIONAL

ANGOLA ARGENTINA AUSTRALIA BANGLADESH BRAZIL BULGARIA CAMBODIA CAMEROON CANADA CHILE CHINA CYPRUS DENMARK DRC FINLAND FRANCE GERMANY GHANA GREECE HONG KONG INDIA INDONESIA IRAQ ISRAEL ITALY IVORY COAST JAPAN KAZAKHSTAN KENYA MADAGASCAR MALAWI MAURITIUS MONGOLIA MOZAMBIQUE NEVIS SIERRA LEONE SOUTH AFRICA SPAIN SWITZERLAND TANZANIA TURKEY UGANDA UK USA VANUATU YEMEN ZAMBIA ZIMBABWE NIGERIA NORWAY PAKISTAN RUSSIA

We act for UK and international clients undertaking cross-border and international investment activities worldwide.

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For business and private clients our services include: • foreign direct investment (into the UK and overseas)

• private equity and funds • real estate investment • corporate investment • tax efficient offshore trusts

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What do you think is unique about working at Michelmores?

others before it – ensuring that I am fortunate enough to look forward to coming to work every day.

It is a Firm that genuinely provides room for the most ambitious of solicitors to forge their way forward in their career and to develop their own sector expertise. Many firms may say that they offer this, but in practice such opportunities are very limited throughout the profession. What has been a recent highlight for you? Being instructed by two NHS Trusts regarding a highly complex whistle-blowing claim involving senior executives and allegations of nepotism. Why did you choose to qualify into employment law? The varied nature of instructions and contextual background means that every situation I face is very different to all

Tell me about something that you have become involved in whilst at Michelmores that you wouldn’t have expected On behalf of a client, reviewing highly offensive evidence of misconduct, involving a senior employee. A huge amount of evidence had to be considered, which resulted in days of work where lunch simply had to be missed! Who would be your top three dinner party guests? If living people, I’d have to say Dennis Skinner, Jacob Rees-Mogg and Rebecca Dennis… and if I’m including fictional characters, I’d say Tywin Lannister (Game of Thrones), Don Vito Corleone (The Godfather) and Claire Underwood (House of Cards).

JAMES BAKER Partner in the Employment team, Exeter

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What attracted you to working at Michelmores? The ability to undertake challenging and complex work for sophisticated clients, while being based outside of London and living in a beautiful location.

Tell me about something you have become involved in whilst at Michelmores that you wouldn’t have expected I think people would be surprised by the range of geographic locations of my clients – a lot of my work involves emerging markets and work in sub-Saharan Africa. At the outset of my career I did not think I would be able to live in the South West and maintain an international caseload, often for London-based clients. I have also had the opportunity to get involved with some great internal initiatives such as Mentoring@Michelmores and Women@Michelmores. The latter focuses on supporting female career progression at the Firm. What book are you reading at the moment? I am reading a ‘Voyage for Madmen’ by Peter Nichols, a gripping account of the fate of the nine men who set out in 1968 to sail around the world non-stop, single-handedly. Highly recommended even if you are not into sailing!

What is the best thing about coming to work every day?

I would describe it as the ‘Michelmores factor!’ Everyone is very friendly and supportive and we work together to make sure we succeed as a team. How does the quality of work at Michelmores compare to your previous firm? I previously worked at a large national firm where I undertook a lot of international work for high profile clients. You have similar opportunities at Michelmores – a lot of the Partners here are leaders in their field, which means you get involved in very interesting work, often with an international element.

SARA CHISHOLM-BATTEN Partner in the Commercial Litigation team, Exeter

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OUR

OFFICES

In 2016, our London team relocated to New Street Square, right in the heart of the capital’s legal district. Our London office plays a vital role in our growth strategy. Our Real Estate and Corporate & Commercial teams have a strong presence here.

Established in 2012, our Bristol office houses the largest team of agricultural solicitors in the country alongside a strong private client and real estate team. The office is in the city centre, by the river at Broad Quay. Its central location makes it a great place for lunches out and socialising after work.

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We offer the full range of legal practice areas from our Exeter headquarters. The office offers an open plan working environment that fosters collaboration and teamwork, helping us to deliver a seamless service to our clients.

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EVENTS

We host a variety of events throughout the year for clients, contacts and staff. People across all offices get together regularly for social events, including the Firm’s annual Summer Ball. Client events include the annual Michelmores Property Awards and quarterly Business Breakfasts, as well as a range of conferences, seminars, and networking opportunities.

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CHARITABLE WORK

Every year, our Exeter, Bristol and London offices choose a local Charity of the Year to support. Each office is responsible for organising fundraising opportunities for their dedicated charity throughout the year.

Our largest charity event is the annual Michelmores 5k Charity Run, which raises approximately £30,000 each year.

The Firm also fundraises for other national charity days, such as Comic Relief, Children in Need and Save the Children.

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APPLICATION PROCESS

Get to know us • Visit our website • Attend our open day • Speak to us at a law fair • Connect with us

Decided we are the right Firm for you?

Apply online

If you meet our selection criteria the next stage will be to shine at video interview

If you are successful at video interview, you will be invited to the next stage

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If you impress us during your time at the Firm, we’ll be delighted to offer you a training contract with us

You’ll be invited to meet the graduate recruitment

If you impress us at interview we’ll invite you to join us for our Summer Vacation Scheme

team and attend a face-to-face interview

Vacation Scheme applicants

You’ll be invited to attend an assessment day

Training contract applicants

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Why did you choose Michelmores? One of the factors which drew me to Michelmores was the ambition of the Firm – Michelmores is continually growing and it is an exciting time to work here. Everyone at Michelmores is incredibly friendly and will always have time for you if you have any questions or concerns. It’s also a social place to work and very active in terms of corporate social responsibility initiatives – both aspects I was looking for when deciding who to train with. What can you remember about your assessment day? My assessment day took place in the Bristol office and lasted the whole day. It consisted of around five different exercises including an interview. No matter how much you prepare for an assessment day, they can be very stressful, but the team who conducted the day were very friendly and welcoming, and really did put everyone at ease! It started with a presentation about the Firm and an overview of the Michelmores training contract. This provided a useful insight into what the Firm could offer Trainees. The candidates also had the opportunity to have lunch with the Bristol Partners and others – a great chance to ask questions and get a real feel for the culture.

can be very different from the last, which is something I really enjoy.

My first two seats have been in the Agricultural Property Litigation team. I arrive at the office between 8am and 9am and start the day with a cup of coffee and a read through my emails.After this, the work begins! The work I get is incredibly varied.Typical tasks include drafting documents, research, preparing advice and drafting witness statements. As the Bristol Trainee, I often get asked to go on Court runs as well. My day can also involve client meetings, mediations, Court hearings and settlement meetings with other solicitors. Tell me about something you have become involved in whilst at Michelmores that you wouldn’t have expected I recently played a key role in conducting an expert determination case, which we were successful in. Another example is being involved in and helping to prepare for mediation.

What was the last piece of music you listened to? Coldplay – Miracles.

Tell me about your average day as a Trainee in Bristol There really is no average day as a Trainee! Each day

SEEMA NANUA Trainee Solicitor in the Agricultural Property Litigation team, Bristol

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What prompted you to move from Exeter to the London office?

Kazakhstan. We are doing some really high-profile work over there and never would I have expected that I would get to visit somewhere so out of the ordinary. It’s a fascinating country and developing rapidly as both an international business centre and a tourist hot spot, so watch this space. How would you describe the training provided during your training contract? Well-rounded. During my training contract I spent six months in London in Commercial Litigation and the next 18 months in Exeter. There are plenty of seats to choose from across different practice areas, providing Trainees with a broad experience which helps when it comes to making crucial decisions about qualification. It’s not all about the law though. Michelmores also gets Trainees involved in business development from an early stage, so writing articles for the website and attending networking events are a staple of a Trainee’s life. These skills all contribute to building a versatile lawyer.

Before joining Michelmores, I lived in Cardiff for four years but I am originally from Brighton. I moved to Exeter to join Michelmores and whilst I loved the atmosphere of the Exeter office and the beauty of the SouthWest, relocating a little further east just felt right for me. I had already spent six months at the beginning of my training contract in the London office so I knew what to expect. I qualified into Commercial Litigation and I enjoy the buzz of being in the midst of it all, so working in our London office, which is right next door to the Royal Courts of Justice is perfect for me. What do you enjoy most about the London office? The location! The office is situated in New Street Square, so there are great views of St Paul’s plus plenty of shops, cafés, bars and a monthly street-food market. Last summer there were dozens of deck chairs outside the office and a giant screen showingWimbledon, which I imagine is not helpful for the productivity of the surrounding businesses! The people are great too. The whole office gets together for ‘Thirsty Thursdays’ once a month, where colleagues of all levels of seniority catch up over a beer in the board room. Tell me about something you have become involved in whilst at Michelmores that you wouldn’t have expected I recently went on my first work trip abroad – to

Have you followed someone on Twitter you can recommend?

Joshua Rozenberg – BBC journalist, QC and Britain’s best known commentator on the law. For anyone looking for the latest breaking legal stories, he is worth a follow.

NAOMI MORLEY Solicitor in the Commercial Disputes team, London

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OUR GRADUATE SCHEME

• £5,000 bursary

AWARDS

• £26,000 first year salary, £27,500 second year salary (Exeter) • £30,000 first year salary, £31,500 second year salary (Bristol) • Fully funded LPC with the University of Law (outside of London) • Training contract based in either Exeter with an opportunity for a seat in London and/or Bristol, or based in Bristol with a seat in Exeter

• Trainee positions in 2020: seven in Exeter, one in Bristol

• Four seats of six months

• 17 seats to choose from across all departments

• Secondment opportunities

• Ongoing training and development programmes for all Solicitors at every stage of their career

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SUMMER VACATION SCHEME

Our Vacation Scheme is a great way for you to find out what it is like to work at Michelmores.

our different teams, sectors and quality of work. You will also have the chance to get to know us informally through lunches and drinks with Trainees, Solicitors and Partners, which will give you the opportunity to gain a valuable understanding of what life at Michelmores is really like. As well as giving you lots of opportunities to get to know us, we want to really get to know you – both through our formal selection exercises and informally over lunch and social events. Although we can’t guarantee you a training contract at the end of it, we can guarantee that you will gain invaluable experience.

We run two one-week vacation placement schemes at our Exeter office each July. The scheme is as much about you getting to know Michelmores as a place to work, as it is about us getting to know you. You will have the opportunity to spend time in one department for the week, to gain real hands-on experience in one area of law. You will also get an insight into life as a Trainee by attending client meetings and doing ‘real work’.

You will attend workshops run by Solicitors from across the business to learn more about

Apply online before 31 January 2018 for our 2018 Summer Vacation Scheme

ASSESSMENT DAYS

If you choose to apply directly for a training contract, you will undergo an assessment day with us. We run assessment days at our Exeter and Bristol offices in the late summer. As well as allowing us to assess your suitability for a training contract at Michelmores, our assessment days are packed full of opportunities for you to discover whether we are the right law firm for you. You will meet a number of Partners, Solicitors and Trainees throughout the day, in both formal and informal sessions, and will have the opportunity to ask plenty of questions, to find out what it is really like to train with us.

Apply before 30 June 2018 for our 2020 training contracts

Assessments you will complete during the Vacation Scheme and assessment days:

• Written exercise • Verbal reasoning test • Group exercise • Legal Article Discussion • Formal interview with a Partner and a member of HR

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TRAINING, DEVELOPMENT & SUPPORT

• Trainee Buddy Scheme • Introduction to other Trainees through regular social events • Invite to AGM • Pre-induction day

BEFORE YOU START

• Structured induction programme • Thorough introduction to the Firm • Introductions to senior management • History of Michelmores • Overview of how a law firm operates • Systems and IT training

WHEN YOU START

DURING EACH SEAT

• Supervised on-the-job training • Mid seat and end of seat reviews • Opportunities for secondments • Opportunities for seats in other offices – Exeter, London, Bristol

• Trainee liaison network • Regular trainee meetings • Career coaching

• Networking and business development • Presentation skills • Communication and building client relationships • Negotiation skills

SOFT SKILLS TRAINING

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• Research and knowledge management • Financial management

TECHINCAL TRAINING

• Legal and business writing • Professional Skills Course

• NQ workshops • Mentoring@Michelmores programme • MiVoice peer network • Clear promotion structure with structured training programme at each stage

POST QUALIFICATION

TRAINEE DEVELOPMENT

As a Trainee with Michelmores, you will be encouraged to be yourself and shape your learning within a high- quality and supervised environment. We believe that investing in the development of our Trainees is vital to the continuing success and growth of Michelmores. Our development programme will build your skills and knowledge across a range of areas, and includes: • learning from internal experts as part of your ‘on the job’ training and technical skills development • a tailor-made personal development programme aligned to your specific skill set • coaching and support on a one-to-one basis in relation to seat options • attending external conferences, seminars and workshops

• a structured programme of internal and external workshops to ensure you become a fully-rounded business professional. Working closely with a designated supervisor day- to-day, you will be given early responsibility, client exposure and very quickly become an integral member of the team. The training contract consists of four placements, each lasting six months. Whilst you will be involved in choosing your seats, we are keen to ensure you gain exposure to a broad cross-section of the business. We also offer our Exeter-based Trainees the opportunity to spend six months in our London and/or Bristol offices, and for our Bristol Trainees, the opportunity to spend six months at our Exeter headquarters.

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Why did you choose to apply for Michelmores? I applied to Michelmores because of its reputation as a top law firm, demonstrated by some really notable clients. It was also clear to me, having seen Michelmores’ new London office, that Michelmores is growing considerably, both in the UK and internationally.

invited to various events, such as drinks with Trainees, the AGM and Summer Ball. This has allowed me to keep in constant contact and meet some new faces, including my fellow Trainees. I already feel like a member of the team! What are you most looking forward to about joining? I am very excited about the high level of client interaction and responsibility I will be given as a Trainee at Michelmores, something which has been emphasised by current Trainees I have met. I am also keen to undertake a seat in Michelmores’ London office, an amazing opportunity to experience work and life in London. I cannot wait to get started! What is your favourite thing about living in Devon? Living in Devon provides a great balance between the city and the countryside. Exeter is a cultured and lively city, with something for everyone, whilst having Dartmoor on your doorstep is almost unrivalled for hiking, climbing and wild camping. It is fantastic to be somewhere where you can round-off your day’s work with a drink on Exeter Quay or surfing at the North Devon beaches. It is a haven for the lover of the great outdoors!

What can you remember about your assessment day?

It was intense, but enjoyable! We were involved in various individual and group tasks which allowed us to demonstrate professional and interpersonal skills, whilst gaining an insight into the work we could undertake as Trainees at Michelmores. It was a challenging day, so I highly recommend preparation (and a good night’s sleep the day before) but I loved every minute. What interaction have you had with the Firm since being offered a training contract? After being offered a training contract, Michelmores paired me up with a ‘buddy’ – a current Trainee at the Firm who has been on-hand to answer my many questions about what to expect from my traineeship, as well as offer guidance during my final years of study. I’ve also been

BEN BUTTERWORTH Future Trainee

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Why did you choose Michelmores? When I started my search for a training contract I had three keys priorities. Firstly, I wanted to work for a firm in the South West but still have similar opportunities to Trainees in a London firm. Next, I wanted to work for a firm which was ambitious – and finally, one that was friendly and approachable. I attended the vacation scheme in Exeter and found Michelmores ticked all of the boxes! Where have you spent each of your four seats? My first seat was in the Tax, Trusts & Succession team, followed by a second seat in the Planning team. My third seat was in the Contentious Probate team, where I have recently qualified, and I spent my final seat in the Commercial Disputes & Regulatory team. What has been the best part of your training so far? The best part of my training so far has been the opportunity to regularly commute up to London and spend time in- house with one of our charity clients, providing support to their legacy income team. This has given me the opportunity to build a real relationship with the client, with a hands-on

learning experience at the same time. It also confirmed that it was an area of law I want to pursue further.

Tell me about something you have become involved in whilst at Michelmores that you wouldn’t have expected Apart from organising the first year Trainee Christmas Bazaar, I was surprised by the ongoing opportunities to work across teams, and so being involved in different parts of the Firm. For example, I was asked in my first seat (Tax, Trusts & Succession) to assist the Corporate team on a corporate deal in London. This gave me an opportunity to have a snapshot experience of the Corporate team without actually doing a seat there! I am also a member of the Firm’s charity of the year committee.

What was the last picture you took on your phone? My dog, Hugo! He is a well-known face amongst the Trainees.

JASMINE DAVIS NQ Solicitor in the Contentious Probate team, Exeter

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BENEFITS

TRAINEE BENEFITS

Fully funded Legal Practice Course with the University of Law (outside of London)

£5,000 bursary

Competitive salary reviewed annually

HOLIDAY

22 days holiday for first year Trainees, rising to 25 days for second year Trainees

Additional paid day off on your birthday, and an extra day at Christmas

Ability to buy additional annual leave

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SAVING MONEY

PENSION & LIFEASSURANCE

‘Perkz’ discounts at leading national retailers

FITNESS

Group Personal Pension Plan

Season ticket loan

Life assurance

Cycle to Work Scheme

Exeter: subsidised café, discounted on-site hairdressing, dry cleaning, car valeting, free parking, sports massages

Michelmores’ Sports Committee

In-house gym (Exeter)

Discounted membership at Fitness First (all locations)

INCENTIVE SCHEMES

WELLBEING

‘On the Spot’ voucher rewards for excellent performance

CHARITY &VOLUNTEERING

Private medical insurance

Personal recognition bonus scheme

Employee assistance programme and Lawcare

Volunteering days – one paid day off per year to volunteer at a local charitable organisation

Firm-wide bonus scheme

Free fruit in all offices

Payroll giving

Probono opportunities

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KEY DATES

• Michelmores Open Day: 18 January 2018 • 2018 Summer Vacation Scheme: Applications by 31 January 2018 • 2020 training contract applications: Applications by 30 June 2018

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