Trainee Solicitor Scheme

We have a successful trainee solicitor scheme. Trainees spend time in each of the following seats: Private Wealth, Residential Real Estate, Real Estate Disputes, Commercial Real Estate and Corporate.

Pemberton Greenish offers a challenging and interesting training in a supportive environment. It is our policy to attract high calibre individuals and offer genuine career opportunities to those who show promise in training because we believe that organic growth through the training of our own lawyers is a key element in the success of the firm.  We also recognize that there is a life beyond the law and whilst individuals will be expected to work hard to satisfy the demands of our clients, they should also be able to find time to pursue interests within and without the firm.

If you are interested in applying for a traineeship with Pemberton Greenish, you should complete the online application form by 30th June. Pemberton Greenish offers a fixed contribution of £10,000 towards the tuition fees for your LPC, further details of which are available on request.

“I joined Pemberton Greenish because I was looking for a specialist firm with a focus on property and private client work. The small trainee intake allows you to get very involved with high profile work and become a valued member of each team. I have had exposure to high value transactional work and I am able to run my own property files with supervision. I have lots of client contact and have got to know some of our clients very well.

Pemberton Greenish is an exceptionally friendly and social firm and I know everyone here. All the solicitors and partners are very easy to talk to and will spend time with you to explain matters. I have found that everyone at Pemberton Greenish has a vested interest in helping you get the most out of your training contract and will help you achieve your potential.”

Helen Simmons (joined September 2012)


I applied to Pemberton Greenish primarily due to its reputation for providing a high quality service in Real Estate and Private Wealth, having been a paralegal in these practice areas before joining. Whilst searching for a training contract following completion of the LPC, I avoided firms with large trainee intakes as I didn’t want to become lost in the crowd. Being one of only two trainees each year appealed greatly to me, and from the start I have been given a high quality of work and felt like a valuable resource. Trainees are given their own files to manage and have direct contact with clients, but that being said I have enjoyed constant supervision from each of the small partner-led teams and have never felt un-supported in a matter.

Being a mid-size firm also means that everyone knows each other, which is helped by regular social events organised by the staff committee.  These events range from the yearly (and extremely competitive) staff quiz, to bowling nights, guided London walks or just a casual evening in a
local bar. There are also more informal lunchtime groups such as poker or the book club; all of which mean that as a trainee when you do move seats, the transition is straightforward as you have already met and socialised with most of the people in that department.

 Alex Gallyer (joined September 2012)