Welcome to the Thompsons Solicitors Trainee Solicitor Programme 

Welcome to Thompsons Solicitors, a firm with a proud legacy of fighting for justice and a commitment to excellence in law. As you embark on this final stage of your journey to becoming a solicitor, we are thrilled that you may be considering Thompsons for your period of recognised training.  

At Thompsons, we believe we have something different to offer our trainee solicitors. You will gain invaluable experience working alongside some of the best legal professionals in the Country. Our firm, which has operated since 1921, is deeply rooted in advocating for individuals and never for insurers or companies. 

About Thompsons Solicitors 

As a national firm, we operate out of 18 offices across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, see our office locations here.  

Celebrating over a century of dedication to social justice, Thompsons Solicitors has established itself as a leading law firm in personal injury and employment law. We act for a large number of trade unions, representing over 3m union members as well as private clients. Our unwavering purpose is to be a collective force for social justice based on legal expertise, innovation and values. 

We act exclusively for individuals who have been injured or mistreated, never representing employers or insurers. This commitment has cemented our reputation, as noted in the Legal 500 Guide to Best UK Law Firms 2021, for placing the client's needs at the forefront of everything we do.  

From landmark cases in asbestos litigation to breaking national medical malpractice stories, our pursuit of justice is relentless and impactful. 

Your Induction and Training Journey 

Your introduction to Thompsons begins with a comprehensive local induction, ensuring you are well-equipped and informed to start your role effectively. This is complemented by our robust national induction and training programme, designed to nurture your professional and personal growth.  

You can expect to engage in various sessions, including time management, client care, legal practice modules, and more, all structured to enhance your skills as a trainee solicitor. Your journey with us is supported by a personal training plan tailored to your developmental needs and the firm's standards. 

Our range of legal services covers the following areas where we operate in specialist teams across our network of offices: 

  • Asbestos related disease 
  • Complex personal injury 
  • Clinical negligence 
  • Employment Rights 
  • Trade Union Law group 
  • Professional regulation & Crime 
  • Industrial disease 

As a trainee, you will complete seats in a range of our specialist teams giving you a breadth of experience. 

Our advertised training contracts specify which locations are available. Not all of our specialist teams are available in each location and the availability of seats is determined by operational demands which is reviewed on an ongoing basis. 


Join Us 

We invite you to explore Thompsons Solicitors and our Trainee Solicitor Programme.

We look forward to welcoming you to a firm where justice, professionalism, and client care are at the heart of everything we do.