Fletchers

The Legal Cheek View

The biggest medical negligence law firm in the UK has come a long way in the last 15 years, morphing from a high street practice in Southport into a PI giant that this year knocked global megafirm Baker & McKenzie out of the Sunday Times Best Companies To Work For list. Now Fletchers is making a major play at the graduate recruitment market, with the firm offering six training contracts this year alongside a large vacation scheme programme and a Trailblazer solicitor apprenticeship in conjunction with the University of Law.

Rookies at the firm get experience of its two core branches – a high value complex serious injury practice and their high volume medical negligence side, largely driven by their marketing brand Patient Claim Line. Connoisseurs of daytime TV may recognise the name from its sponsorship of Judge Rinder.

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Work experience

Year-round

Applications open: Ongoing
Applications close: Ongoing

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Training Contract

Applications open: 1 November 2017

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Key Info

Training contracts 6
Latest trainee retention rate 100%
Offices 1
Countries 1
Minimum A-level requirement No minimum
Minimum degree requirement No minimum

Hours

Annual target hours 1,500
Annual leave 25 days

Money

First year trainee salary £19,000
Second year trainee salary £22,000
Newly qualified salary £35,000
Profit per equity partner n/a

The above figures are for the top of the salary band. First year trainee salary banding starts at £16,000, and second year starts at £19,000. Newly qualified salary banding starts at £24,000.

Diversity

UK female associates n/a
UK female partners n/a
UK BME associates n/a
UK BME partners n/a

Fletchers' limited company structure means that it has no associates or partners.

Universities Current Trainees Attended

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