Actons provides a range of practical, helpful and expertly delivered legal services to individuals, small to medium sized businesses, owner and family managed businesses and charities, through to larger national organisations - some of which are household names.

To achieve this, we recruit, train and develop the best lawyers and business support professionals available. The size and structure of the business means that you'll get to be involved in a broad mix of activities - practical application of the law is just the beginning. As an example, we actively encourage our trainees to become involved in our community work through our CSR committee.

Training Contracts

Trainee solicitors start a two year training period usually in September. The successful candidates are required to have a 2:1 or 1st class degree (not necessarily in Law) and to have successfully completed the LPC before starting the training contract.

What you'll get

  • Experience across a broad range of legal services
  • Open and friendly working environment
  • Opportunity to get 'stuck in' with client work

What do we want?

  • Commitment and enthusiasm
  • Willingness to learn
  • Analysis and problem solving skills
  • Confident, courteous communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work as part of a team


The application process for 2018 has now closed.


Don't just take our word for it, here's what some of our past and current trainees have to say:

Oliver Spence Sophie Hatter Robert Northall
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Download a copy of our Graduate Recruitment brochure here.