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Training Contracts


Wake Smith is progressive and forward thinking law firm and we are looking for exceptional people with ambition, drive and a desire to succeed.

We aim to offer training contracts to candidates who have (or are predicted to achieve) a minimum of a 2:1 degree. We welcome applications from both law and non law graduates and we are looking for candidates who show enthusiasm, initiative and enjoy working in a team.

Our training contract opportunity consists of four seats of six months each, over two years, and usually includes seats in our Company Commercial, Commercial Property and Clinical Negligence departments.

The Role

As a trainee solicitor with Wake Smith, you will be an active, fee earning member of each department you join. The intellectual challenges can be formidable, but a combination of formal training, personal coaching and commercial responsibility will help you evolve into a successful lawyer and an effective member of our team. The level of client interaction will vary from seat to seat and from deal to deal, but basically we want you to get involved as early as possible.


We are now recruiting for our September 2022 trainee solicitor and the application deadline is below: 

September 2022            application deadline of 31 August 2020

Applicants should complete our application form accessible here:

September 2022 Trainee Solicitor Application Form.

Please send your application form and covering letter to Kelly Pashley-Handford, HR Manager by email kelly.pashley-handford@wake-smith.com or by post to Wake Smith, No1 Velocity, 2 Tenter Street, Sheffield, S1 4BY.


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Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Sheffield Head Office - City Centre
No1 Velocity
2 Tenter Street
S1 4BY
Tel: 0114 266 6660
Fax: 0114 267 1253
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DX: 10534 Sheffield 1


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There is a large public carpark operated by NCP underneath our office building, the entrance to which is located on Solly St.

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If you have any special requirements relating to accessibility or disabled facilities please contact John Liversidge on 0114 224 2075 or at john.liversidge@wake-smith.com